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Bahamas Aggressor Captain’s Log 9-16 July 2016
Air Temp. 85-97+ F
Water Temp. 82-86 F
Engineer David M.
Dive Master Robert
Jeff, Rob, Jon, Joe, Mack, Chris, Cheryl, Dan, Judy, Terry, Steve, Nicky, Marene and Laura
Sunday – Sugar Wreck, Shark Paradise
Monday – El Captaan, Mini Wall, Hogfish Reef
Tuesday – Mount Olympus, El Dorado, Mini Wall
Wednesday – Shark Paradise
Thursday – El Captaan, Hogfish Reef, Sugar Wreck
Friday – El Captaan
Saturday July 9th
After our guest from Brass Anchor Dive Center in Fredrick, MD boarded the Bahamas Aggressor departed Old Bahama Bay Marina and made her way to the Little Bahama Bank and guest enjoyed a smooth night on anchor under a blanket of stars.
Sunday July 10th
We started this Sunday with a Colorful Sunrise while anchored on the Little Bahama Bank. After getting anchors away we headed to the Sugar Wreck. In the early 1920’s the vessel went aground while crossing the Bank. She sits in about 15 feet of water and is covered with a huge variety of Marine Life. We saw Hundreds of Fish, Eels, Angelfish, 8 Nurse Sharks and much more. Shark Paradise was next and it’s also where we stayed and enjoyed the night dive. While diving Shark Paradise we encountered Schools of Creole Wrasse, Queen Angelfish, Large Black Groupers, Caribbean Reef Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Lemon Sharks and a 10 foot Tiger Shark swam near for everyone to enjoy.
Monday July 11th
Our first stop this morning was El Captaan where Creole Wrasse, Yellowtail Parrotfish Initial Phase, Black and Nassau Groupers, Spotted Moray Eels were just a few of the Marine Life we encountered. Next was a drift dive on Mini Wall. While drifting along the colorful site we saw Southern and Roughtail Stingrays, Angelfish, Schools of Snappers, Grunts and a few Caribbean Reef Sharks. Hogfish reef was where we finished the day. In the area while exploring the reef we came across Huge Rainbow Parrotfish, Porcupinefish, Caribbean Spiny and Slipper Lobsters, Green and Spotted Moray Eels, Squid and Lots of Caribbean Reef and Lemon Sharks came in close for a photo or two.
Tuesday July 12th
We started our day drifting on Mount Olympus. During the drift we enjoyed a very colorful reef system with schools of Snappers, Grunts, Angelfish, Groupers and Sharks. Next a drift dive on El Dorado swimming with Wrasse, Mackerel, Sharks, Groupers, Loggerhead Turtle and a pair of Flying Gurnards. We finished our day on Mini Wall with a huge variety of Fish, Crabs, Rays, Caribbean Reef and Lemon Sharks.
Wednesday July 13th
Toady it was all about the Sharks. We spend the day on Shark Paradise where we enjoyed a couple of Nurse Sharks, Several Caribbean Reef Sharks and Lots of Lemon Sharks. Other Marine Life that join us for some bubble time were Snapper Shrimps, Channeling Clinging Crabs, Slipper and Caribbean Spiny Lobsters, Flounder, Stingrays, Spotted Drums and Octopus.
Thursday July 14th
El Captaan was first on the list on the picture perfect morning with sunny clear skies and calm seas. While swimming around one of my favorite sites guests enjoyed schooling Greater Amberjacks, Creole Wrasse, Spotted Eels and a few Caribbean Reef Sharks. After seeing a few Sharks we wanted to get up close to a few more Sharks. One of the best dive sites to enjoy that up close personal feeling with these beautiful animals is Hogfish Reef. Not only did everyone enjoy a wonderful reef covered with Marine Life but at any one time if they wanted they could enjoy up to 9 Lemon Sharks swimming up-close or laying in the sand only a few feet away from divers taking their picture. To finish the day we headed to one of the best night dives in the Caribbean, The Sugar Wreck. There was no way to see everything on the night dive but a few things were, Schools of Grunts, Snappers, several Porcupinefish, 7 Nurse Sharks, Octopus and Moray Eel. One of the guests got a wonderful surprise when while taking a picture of something in the wreck a Spotted Moray Eel swam across her arms. She did not see that coming; there was a little excitement happening.
Friday July 15th
To finish our week we guest wanted El Captaan one more time. And I can see why with Large Amberjacks, a Huge Variety of Schooling Fish, Huge Loggerhead Turtle and Spotted Eagle Rays.
The Crew Would Like To Thank Judy and Terry And Their Guests From Brass Anchor Scuba Center For Joining Us On The Bahamas Aggressor!! It Was A Fun Week!!
Until The Next Time Safe Travels…
Bahamas Aggressor Crew