Bahamas Aggressor Captain’s Log 7-14 May 2016
Air Temp. 76-81+ F
Water Temp. 77-79 F
Engineer David M.
Roger, Bruce, Ande, Ryan, Laura, Mark, Elizabeth, Angela, Lita, Will, Carol, John, Elisabetta and Marco
Sunday – Hogfish Reef, Sugar Wreck, Hogfish Reef
Monday – El Captaan, Tiger Beach, Shark Paradise
Tuesday – El Dorado, Mini Wall
Wednesday – Tiger Beach, Red’s Ledge, Hogfish
Thursday – Shark Paradise
Friday – Sugar Wreck
Saturday May 7th
After welcoming her guest the Bahamas Aggressor departed Old Bahamas Bay and made way to her night anchorage on the Little Bahama Bank near the reefs off the West End of Grand Bahama.
Sunday May 8th
We started the amazing week of diving on Hogfish reef where one of our first visitors was a few Lemon Sharks and some Caribbean Reef Sharks. We took advantage of the tides and after enjoying Hogfish we headed to one of my favorite wrecks in the Bahamas and Caribbean, The Sugar Wreck. Guest enjoyed swimming with Hundreds of fish, Moray Eels, Channel Clinging Crabs, Nurse and Caribbean Reef Sharks and one of the Largest Loggerhead Turtle I’ve ever seen. The rest of the day and night was back on Hogfish Reef. During those dives we saw Spotted Drums, Southern and Roughtail Stingrays, Schools of Fish, Lobsters, Eels and Lots of Lemon and Caribbean Reef Sharks that came as close as a few inches for divers to get some excellent pictures.
Monday May 9th
El Captaan was our first dive todays. This is my personal favorite here on the West End of Grand Bahama. We encountered Schools Creole Wrasse, Large Greater Amberjacks, Green Turtle, Caribbean Reef Sharks and 11 Spotted Eagle Rays that just kept coming for a swim by. Next we stopped at Tiger Beach but had very little luck, could have been the sea conditions, so we moved to Shark Paradise, which was next on the dive site list. Guest enjoyed Nassau and Tiger Groupers, Several Types of Angelfish, Queen Triggerfish, Large Roughtail Stingrays, and Nurse Sharks and Lots of Caribbean Reef and Lemon Sharks.
Tuesday May 10th
The colorful dive site of El Dorado was first on the Tuesday morning. We saw Midnight Parrotfish, Schools of Snappers, Queen Angelfish, Mackerel, Eels, Octopus, and Sharks. Mini Wall was were we encountered Large Amberjacks, Countless Angelfish, Nurse Sharks and Lots of Caribbean Reef and Lemon Sharks.
Wednesday May 11th
We started at Tiger Beach for an early morning dive. But for some reason it was happening there today so we made way to where it was happening and that first stop was Red’s Ledge. Red’s Ledge is a new site for us this year. Red’s Ledge is a Color Reef ranging from 40-80 feet. It’s home for a huge variety of Marine Life including Ocean and Queen Triggerfish, Green Moray Eels and Old Loggerhead Turtle. We had such a good encounter with Sharks at Hogfish Reef in the first part of the week we headed back. And again it was the place to be. Honeycomb Cowfish, Whitespotted Filefish, Lobsters, Caribbean Reef Sharks, Big Lemon Sharks, Squid and a rare find for the Bahamas a Broadbanded Moray Eel.
Thursday May 12th
Today we started at Shark Paradise. The Reef that makes up Shark Paradise has a huge variety of Marine Life living all around the reef. We saw Huge Midnight Parrotfish, Small Jawfish, Trumpetfish, Schools of Snappers and Grunts, Angelfish and Mackerel, Octopus, Colorful Hard and Soft Corals. We also had swimming in close to divers, Nurse Sharks, Caribbean Reef Sharks Lemon Sharks and Two Tiger Sharks. All the Sharks range in size from about 4 feet to the largest of Tiger Sharks was about 9 feet. Because of all the Marine Life and Sharks, we stayed and enjoyed the entire day at Shark Paradise. Some of the guest was getting 80-minute dives. It was an Excellent way to finish our last full day of diving.
Friday May 13th
To finish a wonderful week of diving off the West End of Grand Bahama we did a pre-breakfast dive on the Sugar Wreck. Each time we dive the Sugar Wreck it seems to have more Marine Life living on the wreck. We saw Hundreds of Fish, Eels, Rays and a Loggerhead Turtle. There was so much action on the wreck this morning it was hard to take pictures of just one area. A Great Way To Finish The Week On The Bahamas Aggressor.
The Crew Would Like To Thank Everyone For Joining Us On The Bahamas Aggressor!!!
Until The Next Time Safe Travels…
Bahamas Aggressor Crew