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Bahamas Aggressor Captain’s Log 4-11 Mar 2017
Air Temp. 70-76+ F
Water Temp. 74-77 F
Engineer David M.
Mark, Terry, Howard, Chris, Mike, Lisa, Steven, Missy, Doug, Brandi, Tramp, Kevin and Jim
Sunday – Tunnel Rock
Monday – Cut & Run, Primo Wall, Cave Rock
Tuesday – Hole In The Wall, Monolith, The Kracken
Wednesday – Cut Thru City, Split Coral Head, Jake’s Hole
Thursday – Split Coral Head, Austin Smith, Washing Machine, Barracuda Shoals
Friday – Blue Hole
Saturday March 4th
It was a very windy day when boarded the Bahamas Aggressor at her home dock of Elizabeth On Bay (AKA The Yoga Dock). Due to the high winds and high seas the Bahamas Aggressor stayed at the dock for the night, guest enjoyed a wonderful dinner prepared by Chef Marco.
Sunday March 5th
We departed the dock long before the sun came up, making our way east to the Exuma Islands. Because we had unusual high winds and sea we didn’t stop in the Exuma Islands but made our way to Eleuthera. Once we arrived in Eleuthera we had this Big Beautiful Island blocking the wind and we started diving on Tunnel Rock. Tunnel Rock always provides us with some Wonderful Marine Life to Encounter. Some of what we enjoyed was Yellow and Roughtail Stingrays, Yellowheaded Jawfish, Lettuce Sea Slugs, Fire Clams, Green Moray Eels and Octopus.
Monday March 6th
Our first wall dive of the week was Cut & Run. Everyone enjoyed the Colorful Wall, Huge Anchor Encrusted with Coral and Sponges stuck in the top of the wall. Attached to the Anchor is a long chain, which is lying across the sand, and has a variety of small Creatures. As we swam a little north from the center part of the chain we came across a small Plane Wreck. Diving Cut & Run was a good way to start a Monday Morning. Next on the list were the Schooling Fish, Mackerel, Rays and Hundreds of Garden Eels on Primo Wall. And we finish the day on Cave Rock, diving with a Variety of Crabs, Shrimps, Eels, Basketstars and Amberjacks.
Tuesday March 7th
Hole in the all was our starting point this morning. Some of the Marine Life that was seen was, Channel Clinging Crabs, Schooling Snappers, Grunts, Mackerel, Large Black Jacks and Spotted Moray Eels. The Huge Wall of Monolith was next. We enjoyed a huge wall covered with Colorful, Corals, Sponges, Sea Whips, Schooling Fish, Lettuce Sea Slug and one of the Largest Loggerhead Turtle that I’ve ever seen. Our last site was the shallow dive site called The Kracken. The Kracken has lots of Swim Thru’s, Small Creatures, Large Channel Clinging Crabs, Large Black Jacks, Octopus and Squid.
Wednesday March 8th
One of favorite dive sites in Eleuthera is Cut Thru City. We have a Colorful Wall with lots of Swim Thru’s, Sponges, Corals, Sea Whips, Arrow Crabs, Arrow Blennies and Hundreds of Garden Eels. Split Coral Head and Caribbean Reef Sharks were next on the list. At Split Coral Head everyone enjoyed swimming wit 10 Caribbean Reef Sharks that would swim as close as a foot away from divers. Jake’s Hole was our last dive site of the day. Jake’s Hole is a Shallow Reef that is covered with Hard and Soft Corals, Schooling Fish, Crabs, Pourpinefish, Banded Coral Shrimp, Channel Clinging Crabs, Burrfish and more Caribbean Spiny Lobsters then we could count.
Thursday March 9th
We enjoyed the dive with Sharks on Split Coral Head so much yesterday that we started our day with a pre-breakfast dive on Split Coral Head and the Sharks were there again, plus we enjoyed a colorful wall and other marine life. While guest enjoyed a wonderful breakfast by Chef Marco the Bahamas Aggressor made her way back to the Exuma Island and our dive site The Wreck of the Austin Smith. Where not only did we encounter Groupers, Spotted Eels, Angelfish but also 9 Caribbean Reef Sharks that swam inches away from us. After lunch we enjoyed a drift dive on the Washing Machine. After doing some underwater spinning we did a slow drift over Basketstar Reef, seeing Schooling Fish, Sponges, Hard Coral, Soft Corals, Angelfish, Gobies and several Stingrays. We finish the day on a Very Colorful Reef called Barracuda Shoals. While exploring Barracuda Shoals just some of what we saw was Blennies, Rays, Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Slipper Lobsters, Amberjacks and 4 Turtles.
Friday March 10th
Our last dive was on the Blue Hole. Even with a low visibility due to the winds this week, guest still was up close to Schooling Fish, Nudibranch, Rays and Nurse and Caribbean Reef Sharks.
The Crew Would Like To Thank Everyone For Joining Us On The Bahamas Aggressor!!!
Until The Next Time Safe Travels…
Bahamas Aggressor Crew