Bahamas Aggressor Captain’s Log 19-26 Nov 2016
Air Temp. 75-84+ F
Water Temp. 79-81 F
Engineer David M.
Janusz, Marek, Grzegorz, Tomasz, Joanna, Marian, Gosia, Wojtek, Justna, Dominika, Krzyaztof, Marek, Michalina and Jaroslaw
Sunday – Periwinkle Reef, Blue Hole, Crab Reef
Monday – Pillar Wall, Blacktip Wall, Austin Smith, Madison Avenue
Tuesday – Hole In The Wall, Cut & Run, Krackin, Cave Rock
Wednesday – Monolith Wall, Split Coral Head, Jake’s Hole
Thursday – Split Coral Head, Cut Thru City, Washing Machine, Aquarium
Friday – Barracuda Shoals
Saturday November 19th
Due to some delayed flights, the Bahamas Aggressor and her guest enjoyed a night in Downtown Nassau. Guest was able to enjoy the city or relax onboard their private yacht. Most all the guests enjoy a wonderful evening relaxing onboard their private yacht.
Sunday November 20th
The Bahamas Aggressor departed her home dock of Elizabeth on Bay as the sun was rising. After a short ride we dropped anchor at our first dive site called Periwinkle Reef. Periwinkle Reef is an excellent dive site to tune in buoyancy and make sure all the camera equipment is working properly. While tuning everything in we were surrounded by Sergeant Majors, Yellow Stingrays, Parrotfish and a variety of other creatures. Next stop was the Blue Hole. Unlike some Blue Holes diver visit, here in the Bahamas, our Blue Hole is covered with Marine Life. While enjoying the underwater world some of what we saw was Southern and Roughtail Stingrays, Schools of Snappers, Grunts, Angelfish, Lobsters and a Huge Loggerhead Turtle. During lunch the Bahamas Aggressor made her way to the Exuma Islands and Crab Reef. Lots of Marine life to be see here, Scrawled Filefish,, Banded Coral Shrimp, Red Eye Shrimp, Black Groupers and Caribbean Spiny Lobsters.
Monday November 21st
Pillar Wall was map on the board for this Sunny Monday Morning. Guest enjoyed a colorful wall with a few Swim Thru’s, Canyons, Black Corals, Mackerel and Caribbean Reef Sharks. Blacktip Wall was next with longer Swim Thru’s and Bigger Canyons. We also saw Angelfish, Groupers, Yellowtail Parrotfish, Mackerel and one Blacktip Sharks. Everyone wanted to see more Sharks, the best dive site for that in the Northern Exuma’s is the Wreck of the Austin Smith. The Austin Smith was damaged during Hurricane Matthew, but the Marine Life and Sharks were still around her. Some of the Caribbean Reef Sharks swim inches away from guest, which made a few guest get some big eyes, but also a big smile. The Austin Smith was A Very Fun Dive For Everyone. We finished the day on Madison Avenue. This is almost the perfect afternoon and night dive site. We saw a huge variety of Marine Life, Schools of Jacks, Snappers, Creole Wrasses, Lobsters and Turtles.
Tuesday November 22nd
The winds changed, so we changed islands and after the night dive made our way to the Island of Eleuthera. First dive site was Hole In The Wall. Some of what we saw diving this site was Horse-Eye Jacks, Hamlets, Wrasses, Banded Coral Shrimps and Colorful Wall and Lots of Lobsters. Next we enjoyed Tobacco Fish, Cleaner Shrimps, Bushy Black Corals and a small airplane and encrusted anchor on the dive site called Cut and Run. The Kracken was after lunch where guest enjoyed lots of small creatures and a few swim thru’s. We ended the day on Cave Rock swimming with Lobsters, Arrow Crabs, about 25 Channel Clinging Crabs, Huge Nurse Shark and a Roughtail Stingrays that swam up close for an excellent picture.
Wednesday November 23rd
A Huge Wall called Monolith was first today. There’s always a lot to see on Monolith, so of what we saw was Schooling Fish, Rays, Mackerels, Hundreds of Garden Eels and a Huge Colorful Wall. Split Coral Head and 11 Caribbean Reef Sharks was next. We could have spent all day on this dive site. Split Coral has it all, a large shallow Coral Head and well and a fantastic wall. Between those two are Caribbean Reef Sharks that swim around us while we take some pictures and video. Last for the day was Jake’s Hole. Jake’s Hole is a Very Colorful Shallow site that guest can easily enjoy getting over an hour of underwater time. During all that time underwater there’s no way for them to see it all. Some of what we saw was Red Hinds, Rough Fileclam, Atlantic Thorny-Oyster, Porcupinefish and Octopus.
Thursday November 24th
Everyone enjoy the Sharks at Split Coral Head so much on yesterday we decided we would do another dive with the Sharks. However this time it was a pre-breakfast dive. While underwater we enjoyed seeing lots of Fish, Corals and Creatures like, Lettuce Slugs, Rays, Queen Triggerfish and of course lots of Caribbean Reef Sharks swimming up close to everyone. Before making our way back to the Exuma Islands we made one more stop for a wall dive on Cut Thru City. Cut Thru City is a very colorful wall with lots of Swim Thru’s and Canyons for divers to enjoy. Once we made it back to the Exuma’s our first stop was Washing Machine. The Washing Machine is a drift dive between Oyster Cay and Highborne Cay. During part of the drift we were spinning around like if we were inside of the spin cycle of a washing machine. After the spinning we finish a dive with a slow drift over Basketstar Reef. Here we saw Schools of Jacks, Snappers, Angelfish, Mackerel, Eels and a Nurse Sharks. Our last stop for the day was on a dive site called Aquarium. While spending our time underwater here we saw, Arrow Crabs, Cleaner Shrimps, Rays, Caribbean Reef Shark, Lobsters and a Hawksbill Turtle.
Friday November 25th
Our last dive of the week was on Barracuda Shoals. This dive site is always good and I could stay here and dive the huge reef area all day. Today we did another pre-breakfast dive and enjoyed Yellow, Southern and Roughtail Stingrays, Cowfish, Colorful Coral Heads, Reef Sharks and a Huge Barracuda that hangs out just under 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