Bahamas Aggressor Captain’s Log 21-28 Jan 2017
Air Temp. 74-80+ F
Water Temp. 71-77 F
2nd Captain David P.
Jim, Felix, Steve H., Uwe, Carole, David, Brittany, Julian, Shidi, Paul, Jennifer, Hank and Thomas
Sunday – Aquarium, Crab Mountain, Jewfish Wall, Barracuda Shoals
Monday – Up Jump The Devil, Crab Reef
Tuesday – Blacktip Wall, Pillar Wall, Madison Avenue
Wednesday – Dog Rocks, Washing Machine, Austin Smith
Thursday – 3 Peaks, Danger Reef, Parrotfish Reef
Friday – Blue Hole
Saturday January 21st
It was a sunny afternoon as guest boarded the Bahamas Aggressor for a week of diving in the Bahamas. After guest was settled in we departed for a smooth ride out to the Exuma Islands.
Sunday January 22nd
Our first dive of the week was a shallow site called Aquarium. The perfect place to tune in buoyancy and making sure camera equipment was working properly. Some of what we saw while diving Aquarium was Stingrays, Barracuda’s, Sharks, Lobsters and Turtles. Next was Crab Mountain with schooling Snappers and Jacks, Mackerel and Caribbean Reef Sharks. After lunch we enjoyed the Canyon and small Swim Thru’s on Jewfish Wall. Also Channel Clinging Crabs, Huge Caribbean Spiny Lobsters, Arrow Blennies and to end the dive we had a couple Big Amberjack Swimming near us while doing our safety stop. We finish the afternoon and night on Barracuda Shoals. Barracuda Shoals is one of the crew’s favorite. While diving here we saw Blennies, Angelfish, Eels, Rays, Trumpetfish, Lobsters and a Very Big Nurse Sharks that let several people get up close for some pictures.
Monday January 23rd
Everyone enjoyed all the Swim Thru’s, Canyons and Marine Life at our first site this Monday Morning called Up Jump The Devil. While enjoying this site, some of the Marine Life we encountered was Schools of Horse-Eye Jacks, Snappers, Angelfish, Channel Clinging Crabs and Mackerel. After Up Jump The Devil the Bahamas Aggressor headed south to our dive site called Crab Reef. While diving Crab Reef we saw Yellowhead Jawfish, Banded Coral Shrimp, Lobsters, Several Types of Crabs and Much More.
Tuesday January 24th
While guest enjoyed a wonderful breakfast prepared by Chef Rob, the Bahamas Aggressor made her way a little more south to Blacktip Wall. We saw so much while diving the Amazing site, Marine Life such as Banded Coral, Permits, Scorpionfish, Green Moral Eels, Nurse Sharks and Caribbean Reef Sharks. Next we headed to one of my favorite wall dives in the northern Exuma’s Pillar Wall where we swam with Angelfish, Large Barracuda’s, Mackerel, Trumpetfish, Arrow Blennies, Nurse and Caribbean Reef Sharks. We finished the day on Madison Avenue. Here are just a few of the things we saw during the later afternoon and night dive on Madison Avenue, Channel Clinging Crabs, Arrow Crabs, Mackerel, Spotted and Caribbean Spiny Lobsters, Spotted Eels, Schooling Silversides and Green Turtle.
Wednesday January 25th
Dog Rocks was number one for the day. Guest enjoyed lots of Swim Thru’s and Canyons, Black Coral, Colorful Sponges, Spotted Drums, Stingrays, Schooling Fish, Caribbean Reef Sharks and Hawksbill Turtle. Our favorite drift dive is called the Washing Machine. As we drift between Highborne and Oyster Cay the current makes us spin like being inside of the spin cycle of a washing machine. After going through the spin cycle we slowly drifted over Basketstar Reef and enjoyed Snappers, Grunts, Lobsters, Crabs, Colorful Corals, Triggerfish, Cowfish, Nurse Sharks and Turtles. We finished the day diving with lots of Caribbean Reef Sharks on the Wreck of the Austin Smith. We also enjoyed Bioluminescent, Slipper and Spiny Lobsters, Moray Eels, Octopus and Lots Of Sharks.
Thursday January 26th
First dive in the Exuma Park was on 3 Peaks, where we enjoyed swimming with Garden Eels, Nassau, Tiger and Black Groupers, Huge Caribbean Lobsters and Big Caribbean Reef Sharks. Danger Reef was next where as soon as we pulled up to the mooring we were greeted by several Caribbean Reef Sharks. While diving Danger Reef we encountered Large Permit, Huge Parrotfish, Schools of Jacks, Snappers Several Types of Stingrays and those Sharks that greeted us stayed around for some pictures. We ended our day in the park at Parrotfish Reef taking pictures and video of a variety of Marine Life. Some of what we saw on Parrotfish was Yellowhead Jawfish, Stingrays, Decorative Crabs, Spotted Lobsters and a Baby Nurse Shark.
Friday January 27th
The Blue Hole was our last dive of a fantastic week of diving in the Bahamas. The Blue Hole offered us schools of Jacks, Snappers, and several types of Angelfish, Eels, Clams, Oysters and a Very Large Loggerhead Turtle.
The Crew Would Like To Thank Everyone For Joining Us On The Bahamas Aggressor!!!
Until The Next Time Safe Travels…
Bahamas Aggressor Crew