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Bahamas Aggressor Captain’s Log 11-18 June 2016
Air Temp. 77-93+ F
Water Temp. 79-84F
2nd Captain David P.
Betsy, Dale, Noel, Jeffery, Jennifer, Rob, Dennis, Edward and Samantha
Sunday – Shark Paradise
Monday – Mount Olympus, El Dorado, Sugar Wreck
Tuesday – El Captaan, Hog fish Reef
Wednesday – Shark Paradise
Thursday – Hog fish Reef, El Dorado
Friday – Shark Paradise
Saturday June 11th
After guest boarded and settled in on the Bahamas Aggressor we departed our home dock in the Old Bahama Bay Marina on the West End of Grand Bahama. It was a smooth ride out to the anchorage located Northwest of an area called Memory Rock.
Sunday June 12th
Day one of exploring the reefs off the West End of Grand Bahama and our stop today was Shark Paradise. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, light winds, calm seas and plenty of sunshine. The dive on Shark Paradise was nothing short of Amazing with Schools of Fish, Hundreds of Creatures and lots of Sharks. While spending the day here we swam with Nurse Sharks, Caribbean Reef Sharks, Lemon Sharks and a couple of Tiger Sharks. The nice thing about swimming with all the Fish, Creatures and Sharks is they all came on close for everyone to get a chance for excellent pictures and video.
Monday June 13th
We started the day on Mount Olympus. Mount Olympus is a very colorful long sloping ridge with a shallow top and depth of around 100 feet. As we swam along this colorful ridge we saw a variety of hard and soft corals, Schools of Fish, Large Rough tail Stingrays, Caribbean and Lemon Sharks and Spotted Eagle Ray. Not far from Mount Olympus s a dive site called El Dorado where we enjoyed Porcupine fish, Decorative Crabs, Spotted Moray Eels and some Sharks. We finished the day on the Sugar Wreck. Sitting in about 20 feet of water the Sugar Wreck is the perfect late afternoon and night dive with lots of Marine Life and a shallow depth for some long bottom time. Guest enjoyed Hundreds of Fish Schooling around varies parts of the wreck, Moray Eels swimming out in the open, Large Channel Clinging Crabs and a pair of Huge Loggerhead Turtles.
Tuesday June 14th
One of my favorite dive sites in this area is El Captaan with its high profile coral heads and plethora of Marine Life all around the reef. Just some of the marine Life we enjoyed swimming along side was Greater Amber jack, Schools of Creole Wrasse, Nurse Sharks, Green Moray, Nurse and Silky Sharks and Spotted Eagle Rays. We fished the day on Hog fish Reef. Not only did we dive with Juvenile Flounder, Juvenile Drums, and Juvenile Angelfish hut Nurse Sharks, Caribbean Reef Sharks, Lemon Sharks and Tiger Sharks.
Wednesday June 15th
Today we repeated what we did on Sunday by staying on Shark Paradise for the day. However with the Great weather we had today we could have sat anywhere in this area and would have seen lots of Sharks. While exploring the reef here at Shark Paradise we saw Juvenile Jackknifes, Schools of Snappers and Jacks, Nassau and Tiger Groupers coming in close for pictures and a video and a very colorful reef. But the highlight for everyone was all the Sharks, Lots of Caribbean Reef Sharks, a couple of Nurse Sharks, Several Big Lemon Sharks So laying in the sand only a foot or so away from divers. And of course everyone favorite a couple of Tiger Sharks that just stay around most of the day, especially in the afternoon.
Thursday June 16th
Today we visited Hog fish for the morning and early afternoon swimming with Nurse, Caribbean and Lemon Sharks. For the afternoon we made our way back to El Dorado hoping to find a Tiger Shark. No luck today with the Tiger but we did enjoy a wonderful dive on a reef that was covered with Marine Life and saw some Sharks.
Friday June 17th
We finished a week of fantastic diving with a pre-breakfast dive on Shark Paradise. It turns out to be the best place for our last dive of the week. Not only did we enjoy a wonderful reef but also we had a few visitors like Caribbean Reef Sharks, Lemon Sharks and Tiger Sharks. Fun Week!!!
The Crew Would Like To Thank Jennifer and Rob of Scuba land Adventures located in Austin Texas for Joining Us On The Bahamas Aggressor!!! Not only did they bring a fun group of divers but well trained. Thanks Jen and Rob!
Until The Next Time Safe Travels…
Bahamas Aggressor Crew