Bahamas Aggressor Captain’s Log 27 Aug - 2 Sept 2016
Air Temp. 88-97+ F
Water Temp. 85-87 F
2nd Captain David P.
Sydney, George, Joanne, Tony, Jeff, Al, Kathy, Josephine, Beverley, Nicole, Karyl, Donna, Cindy and William
Sunday – Sugar Wreck, Shark Paradise
Monday – El Captaan, Mini Wall
Tuesday – Shark Paradise
Wednesday – El Dorado, Mini Wall
Thursday – Shark Paradise
Saturday August 27th
Guest boarded this Special 6-day charter on the Bahamas Aggressor for her last trip to dives the Reefs and Tiger Beach area of the West End of Grand Bahama. After guest unpacked and settled in, the Bahama Aggressor depart Old Bahama Bay Marina for a smooth ride out to her anchorage on the Little Bahama Bank.
Sunday August 28th
The Sugar Wreck was our first dive site of the week. Each time I dive this wreck I’m overwhelmed on the amount of Marine Life that lives around this sweet dive site. We saw Hundreds of Fish, about a dozen Porcupinefish, Spotted Moray Eel, Nurse and Caribbean Reef Sharks and more. After making sure our buoyancy and camera equipment was good on the Sugar Wreck we made way to Shark Paradise. Lots of marine Life can be found while diving Shark Paradise, but everyone is always excited about all the Sharks on this site. While hanging out under the vessel we had no less than 14 Caribbean Reef and Lemon Sharks swimming up close to everyone. Some of the Sharks would come as close as a few inches, which made it easy for guest to get some good pictures and video.
Monday August 29th
El Captaan was our morning dive site. While diving we saw Schools of Creole Wrasses, Spotted Moray Eels, Nassau and Tiger Groupers, Mackerel, Ocean Triggerfish, Lots of Soft and Hard Corals and a few Caribbean Reef Sharks. Our next dive was a drift dive on Mini Wall. While drifting underwater we enjoyed a very colorful reef, Schools of Fish, large Barracuda’s, a few Caribbean Reef and Lemon Sharks. A Big Congratulations to our guest Josephine who completed her 300th dive while drifting Mini Wall. Due to Mother Nature we were not able to dive the later afternoon and night dive.
Tuesday August 30th
Mother Nature was still working against us this morning. However after lunch we started playing nice and we made our way to Shark Paradise. It nice to know that once we enter the water at Shark Paradise we will find a reef covered with Marine Life. But the exciting part is having 9 Caribbean Reef and Lemon Sharks greet us as we entered and followed us around. It was a great way to spend the afternoon on the Bahamas Aggressor.
Wednesday August 31st
This Wednesday morning was our last full day of diving here off the West End of Grand Bahamas’ Tiger Beach Area. All season El Dorado has been a wonderful dive site to visit and today was no different. We enjoyed seeing Schools of Mackerel, Ocean Triggerfish, Caribbean Spiny Lobsters, Groupers, Giant Anemone and Caribbean Reef Sharks. For the afternoon we headed to Mini Wall. Earlier this week we drifted Mini Wall but today with a small current we really got a chance to explore this dive site. Mini Wall has more types of Gorgonians to see then any other dive site in the area. Plus schools of fish, lots of Conch, Crabs, Spotted Eels, Lobster and Lots of Caribbean Reef and Lemon Sharks.
Thursday September 1st
Our final dive of the season here at the Tiger Beach Area was Shark Paradise. We have seen a Huge Variety of Amazing Marine Life while diving these reefs. During all these dives we have seen lots of Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Caribbean Reef Sharks, Lemon Sharks and Tiger Sharks. Shark Paradise has provided us with more of a variety of Sharks then other sites. It held true today as well. We started with a pre-breakfast dive exploring Shark Paradise and all its Creatures, Corals and Fish. But having all the Sharks come near was something special. It’s not everyday that Nurse Sharks, Caribbean Reef Sharks and Lemon Sharks swim within a few inches of us just to let everyone get some up close and personal pictures. Something about being around Sharks that makes everyone smile!!!
Friday September 2nd
It was a short week here on the West End of Grand Bahama for the Bahamas Aggressor. Our season of exploring the reefs around Tiger Beach Area is over and today we head back to our normal operations out of Nassau, Bahamas. Yes it’s back to Colorful Shallow Reef, Huge Walls, Swim Thru’s, Canyons, lots of Sharks and Swimming Pigs!
The Crew Would Like To Thank Everyone For Joining Us On The Bahamas Aggressor!!!
Until The Next Time Safe Travels…
Best Fishes,Bahamas Aggressor Crew