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Bahamas Aggressor Captain’s Log 26 Nov - 3 Dec 2016
Air Temp. 72-85+ F
Water Temp. 79-81 F
Engineer David M.
Eric, Monte, Dan, Christian, Marc, Anita, Mike, Andre, Manolo, Herve, Ed, Jeanette and Renee
Sunday – Periwinkle Reef, Blue Hole, Crab Reef
Monday – Primo Wall, Cut & Run, Cave Rock
Tuesday – Cobia Cage, Monolith, Split Coral Head, Tunnel Rock
Wednesday – Cut Thru City, Split Coral Head, Jake’s Hole
Thursday – Pillar Wall, Barracuda Shoals, Austin Smith
Friday – Flat Rock Reef
Saturday November 26th
At 16:00 (4:00pm), the crew welcomed the guest onboard the Bahamas Aggressor and after a few late arrivals we departed our home dock of Elizabeth on Bay. After a short cruise we dropped anchor near Rose Island.
Sunday November 27th
While guest was enjoying breakfast the crew raised the Bahamas Aggressor anchor and made the short distance to our first dive site called Periwinkle Reef. Periwinkle Reef is the one of the best reefs to start a week of diving. It’s made up of a few big shallow colorful coral heads, which giver everyone lots of time underwater to tune in buoyancy and camera equipment, plus enjoy lots of Marine Life. The Blue Hole was next, there we saw Yellow, Southern and Roughtail Stingrays, Silky Sharks, Nurse Sharks, School Fish and a Huge Loggerhead Turtle. We finished the day in the Exuma’s on the dive site called Crab Reef. Some of the Marine Life we saw while diving Crab Reef was Caribbean and Spotted Spiny Lobsters, Arrow Blennies, Mackerel Channel Clinging Crabs, Caribbean Reef Sharks and Loggerhead Turtle.
Monday November 28th
Our Monday morning started in Eleuthera and the first dive site was Primo Wall. In the sand area lots of Garden Eels, Stingrays, Schooling Fish, Mackerel and a Giant Hammerhead Sharks swam about 8-10 feet away from a few guest. That was a nice way to start a Monday. Diving the Colorful Wall, Encrusted Anchor and Small Plane Wreck on the dive site called Cut & Run was our after lunch dive. Swimming with Nassau and Tiger Groupers, Cleaning Shrimp, Atlantic Thorny-Oysters, Black Coral, Giant Tube Sponges along with the Anchor and Plane made for a great after lunch dive. We finished the day on Cave Rock. Always a good dive site Cave Rock has hundreds of small creatures, Schooling Jack, Spadefish, Pufferfish, Spotted Moray Eels Crabs and Nurse Sharks.
Tuesday November 29th
The local school use to raise Cobia. The cage they used is located on the edge of an Amazing Wall. The cage was damage during a hurricane many years ago and the school now has it repaired. Currently there is no Cobia in the Cage but around the cage we found Huge Parrotfish, Schooling Fish, Rays and the Cage itself is always to swim around, looking like it’s a Huge UFO. Monolith was next were some of what we saw was Mackerel, Hundreds of Garden Eels, Black Corals, Colorful Sea Whips, Mackerel and a free swimming Spotted Moray Eels. Diving with the Sharks on Split Coral Head was next. This site has it all, a Beautiful Wall, a Shallow Colorful Coral Head and between the two lots of Caribbean Reef Sharks. At one point Sharks swam inches from guest and crew. It made pictures and video. We ended the day on Tunnel Rock. This was an excellent late afternoon dive but one of the Best Night Dives I’ve done maybe this year. Some of what we saw while spending over an hour underwater was Christmas Tree Worms, Spotted and Caribbean Spiny Lobsters, He Black Jacks but the best was the four Octopuses we saw in different places around the dive site. Different groups saw then at the same time so it wasn’t the same one. It made for an excellent underwater show.
Wednesday November 30th
We started our Wednesday enjoying the Swim Thru’s and Canyons of Cut Thru City. This site has a Very Colorful Wall and lots of Swim Thru’s, Canyons for everyone to swim in, out and around. Some of the Marine Life we saw while underwater was Schools of Jacks, Spadefish, Reef Shark, Mackerel and a huge variety of Creatures. The talk last night was diving with the Sharks on Split Coral Head, because everyone enjoy that dive so much and the weather is now better we headed back to Split Coral Head and swim with around 15-18 Caribbean Reef Sharks. Some of us broke away from the Sharks for a few minutes and enjoyed the wall but it was back for close ups with the Sharks. We finished the day on Jake’s Hole. This is one of the crew’s favorite dive sites because it’s shallow, colorful and a Huge Variety of Marine Life, Especially the night dive.
Thursday December 1st
Long before the sun started to raise the Bahamas Aggressor made her way back to the Exuma Islands. While traveling across the Exuma Sound just as we were getting a little daylight several Bottlenose and Spotted Dolphins came up and swam on the bow of the Bahamas Aggressor. Seeing the Dolphins play was an excellent way to start the day. As we arrived in the Exuma Islands our first stop was Pillar Wall. While diving Pillar Wall we enjoy a very colorful Wall with sponges, Black Corals, Sea Whips as well as Queen Angelfish, Arrow Blennies and Mackerel, plus a few swim thru’s. Next was Barracuda Shoals where we enjoy lots of bottom time swimming with a Variety of Tropical Fish, Nurse, Reef and Blacktip Sharks. We enjoyed the Sharks so much we headed to the Wreck of the Austin Smith and spend some underwater time with about 10 Caribbean Reef Sharks, lots of Fish and Octopus.
Friday December 2nd
Our last dive was a pre-breakfast dive on Flat Rock Reef. Flat Rock was covered with Hard and Soft Corals, Schooling Fish and Hawksbills Turtle. It was an great way to spend over an hour underwater before breakfast.
The Crew Would Like To Thank Everyone For Joining Us On The Bahamas Aggressor!!!
Until The Next Time Safe Travels…
Bahamas Aggressor Crew