Log Date: Saturday, Apr 23, 2016
Entry By: Belize Aggressor III Crew
Belize Aggressor III - Captains Log April 23-30, 2016
Air Temp: 84 fahrenheit / 29 celsius
Water Temp: 83 fahrenheit / 28 celsius
Dive Master: Monique
Guests: Paul, Jo, Cynthia, Tiffany, Patty, Ross, Peggy, Wade, MJ, Hans, Michael, Casey, Emily, Bob, Stephanie, David, Thomas, Matthew
Sunday - Sandy Slope & Amberhead
Monday - Black Beauty & Grand Bogue
Tuesday - Half Moon Caye Wall & Long Caye Wall
Wednesday - Chain Wall & Painted Wall
Thursday - Blue Hole, Island Tour, & Silver Caves
Friday - Long Caye Ridge
Saturday April 23rd
…16 divers from Beaver Divers of Colorado and a wonderful couple from the UK joined us aboard the Belize Aggressor III. Guests began the boarding process after 3:00PM. Each guest setup SCUBA gear and were shown to their cabins. We had our welcome aboard briefing and champagne toast at 5:30PM.
Sunday April 24th
…The divers awoke to a hot breakfast and clear skies at Turneffe Islands Atoll. The checkout dive commenced and WOW what a dive! 2 small sea horse, 4 pipe horse, 10 pipe fish, giant southern stingray, a couple turtles and that was just in the sandy areas. The afternoon dives were just as good. Spotted eagle rays, green moray eels, loggerhead turtles, and the spotted toadfish were a few of the encounters.
Monday April 25th
…We motored to the Southern point of Turneffe where a manatee came by for a visit. Cruising right beneath the skiff, then next to the ladders, finally taking a big breath and gently swam away. If that wasn’t exciting enough, a pod of dolphins visited everyone for an entire dive!
Tuesday April 26th
…Another great day of diving. Sharks, eagle rays, turtles, stingrays, a black sea horse w/white bands and blue parrot fish were seen during the day. The night dive was off the hook - octopus, squid, schools of tarpon, long horn nudi-branch, and tons of big crabs.
Wednesday April 27th
…Friendly groupers, caribbean reef sharks, spotted eagle rays, barracudas, and southern stingrays occupied divers throughout the day. During the night - octopus, arrow squid, crabs, pufferfish and the like could be seen right under the BA3.
Thursday April 28th
…The Great Blue Hole was the first dive of the day. A 130FT profile to see those big stalactites, then a slow return back to the shallows to look for the small stuff. Before lunch, a walk around the island of Half Moon Caye was made. Resident Red Footed Boobie and Magnificent Frigate birds were viewed from the observation tower. The afternoon dives yielded a brown seahorse w/white bands, harlequin pipe fish, wire coral shrimp, giant basket stars, huge lobster, horse eye jacks, and a goliath grouper.
Friday April 29th
…The final two dives were made with sharks, turtles, eagle rays, eels, and flounders winding down a fantastic week of diving in Belize. The cocktail party commenced at 6PM and the following divers received awards:
Iron Divers - Patty, Ross, Casey, Paul
Milestone Diver - Patty (100), Jo (100)
Saturday April 30th
…Well that’s the week folks and at 8:00AM the crew said their good byes as the guests departed the Beautiful Belize Aggressor III.
EAT, SLEEP, & DIVE!
Captain Jay Roberts