Bahamas Aggressor Captain’s Log 25 Feb - 4 Mar 2017
Air Temp. 75-81+ F
Water Temp. 75-77 F
Engineer David M.
Steven, Sara, Robin, Stephen, Christine, Xavier, Mathias, Lukas, Lynn, Bob, Bill, Charles, Fabien and Mai
Sunday – Barracuda Shoals, Dog rocks, Madison Avenue
Monday – Cut & Run, Kracken, Split Coral Head, Jake’s Hole
Tuesday – Split Coral Head, Hole In The Wall, Primo Wall, Tunnel Rock
Wednesday – Cobia Cage, Cut Thru City, Cave Rock
Thursday – Washing Machine, Aquarium, Austin Smith, Pillar Wall, Flat Rock Reef
Friday – Blue Hole
Saturday February 25th
After guest board the Bahamas Aggressor at her home dock of Elizabeth on Bay we departed for the Exuma Islands. Guest enjoyed a wonderful dinner, calm seas and lots of stars.
Sunday February 26th
Our first dive on this weeks adventure was on Barracuda Shoals. While guest was checking the buoyancy and camera equipment they were swimming with, Garden Eels, Yellowhead Jawfish, Queen Angelfish, Schools of Snappers, Stingrays and Caribbean Reef Sharks. Next was the Swim Thru’s, Canyons and Colorful Wall of Dog Rocks. Guest saw Colorful Elephant Ear Sponges, Black Coral, Banded Coral Shrimps, Channel Clinging Crabs, Spotted Eels, Caribbean Spiny Lobsters and Hawksbill Turtles. To finish our first day it was an afternoon and night dive on Madison Avenue. Here’s just some of what guest saw on this Amazing Dive Site, Large Black Groupers, Tiger Groupers, Eels, Schools of Grunts, Snappers, Jacks, Colorful Corals, Crabs, Hawksbill Turtle and Octopus.
Monday February 27th
After the night dive the Bahamas Aggressor made the short trip over to the Island of Eleuthera and our first dive site was Cut & Run. Divers swam around an old Plane Wreck, Encrusted Anchor wedge into the top of the wall and followed the Anchor Chain onto the reef area looking an array of small Creatures. Add a Very Colorful Wall and Schooling Fish made for a wonderful dive on Cut & Run. Next was all the Small Swim Thru’s on the Kracken. The Swim Thru’s are fun but seeing Rays, Porcupinefish, Scorpionfish, Lettuce Sea Slugs and Red-Tipped Sea Goddess. Eleven Caribbean Reef Sharks is what we encountered while diving our next site Split Coral Head. Some of the Sharks swam up close to divers, as close as a couple inches, sometimes behind the divers and hey never saw the saw there. Jake’s Hole was our Late Afternoon and Night Dive. When diving Jake’s Hole it’s like diving in a personal Aquarium with Colorful Coral Heads, Schooling Fish, Several Types of Stingrays, Moray Eels, Big Caribbean Spiny Lobsters, Nurse Shark and Octopus.
Tuesday February 28th
We enjoyed the Sharks and Split Coral Head so much yesterday we stopped again for an early morning dive. The sharks were still around and divers also enjoyed a Wonderful Wall and Split Coral Head, which comes up to 13 feet from the surface and makes a great place to see creatures and do a safety, stop. Hole on The Wall where some of what we saw was Schools of Snappers, Ocean Triggerfish, Blue Chromis, Creole Wrasses, and Mackerel and under a ledge, one Huge Nurse Sharks. Primo Wall was next with Rays, Jacks, Lettuce Sea Slugs, Scorpionfish and Hundreds of Garden Eels. We finish the day on Tunnel Rock with Lobsters, Crabs, Moray Eels Jawfish and One of the Biggest Loggerhead Turtles we’ve seen here. Let not forget about the Octopus!
Wednesday March 1st
We started the day on the Cobia Cage. The Cobia Cage is a large structure built by the local school to farm Cobia. It sits on the edge of a wonderful wall where we saw Large Stingrays, Parrotfish, Groupers, tiny Crabs, Shrimps and a few Big Lobsters. On the way to one of my favorite dive sites in Eleuthera is Cut Thru City we had a Pod of Spotted Dolphins swim around the Bahamas Aggressor. After watching the Dolphins for a while, we had a blast swimming in and out of all the Channels and Swim Thru’s this dive site offers as well as Schooling Fish, Mackerel and Nurse Sharks. We finished our afternoon and night on Cave Rock diving with Lemon Rays, Big Hogfish, Channeling Clinging Crabs, Big Caribbean Spiny Lobsters and Hawksbill Turtle.
Thursday March 2nd
We started our morning with a drift dive on the Washing Machine and a slow drift over Basketstar Reef. While doing the slow drift some of the Marine Life we saw was Several Types of Stingrays, Colorful Corals and Sponges, Lobsters and A couple of Turtles. Aquarium was our next stop swimming with Ocean Triggerfish, Queen Angelfish, Scorpionfish, lots of Damselfish, Chromis and a couple of Reef Sharks. After seeing a couple of Sharks it was time to see more and for that it was a trip to visit The Wreck of the Austin Smith where everyone had a chance to swim up close with about 9 Caribbean Reef Sharks, plus Rays, Groupers and Other Creatures. Pillar Wall was our late afternoon dive where divers couple enjoys a wall or several large Colorful Coral Head near the Mooring Line. Some of the marine Life we saw was Smooth Trunkfish, Several Stingrays, Big Lobsters and a few more Sharks. We finished the day on Undersea Garden of Flat Rock reef with Schools of Fish, Crabs, Eels and Turtles.
Friday March 3rd
Our last dive of the week was on the Awesome Blue Hole. Awesome because we dive with Nudibranchs, Eels, Schools of Fish, Stingrays, Sharks and our local Huge Loggerhead Turtle with a small Hawksbill on the surface near the bow of 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