Belize Aggressor IV Captain’s Log 8-15 July
Air Temp. 80-86+ F
Water Temp. 81-84 F
2nd Captain Rafael
Dive Master John
Assistant Chef Carlos
Pam, Bob, Kathryn, Scott, Marie, Terry, Cheryl, Pamela, Danny, Brian, Dennis, Steve, Sandy, Dave, Vicki, Lauren, Whitney, Billy, Jane and Bill
Sunday – Julies Jungle, Painted Wall
Monday – Half Moon Caye Wall, Cathedral
Tuesday – Chain Wall, Long Caye Ridge
Wednesday – Eagle Ray Wall, Long Caye Wall
Thursday – Lighthouse Wall, Silver Caves
Friday – Sandy Slope
Saturday July 8th
After guest boarded the Belize Aggressor IV and our Welcome Aboard Briefing was over we departed our home dock at the Radisson and made way to Long Caye. It was a smooth ride out to Long Caye and our first stop for the week was the dive site Julies Jungle.
Sunday July 9th
Diving Julies Jungle for the first dive was the perfect site to adjust weights and camera equipment. While enjoying the first dive we saw Caribbean Spiny Lobsters, Arrow Blennies, Arrow Crabs, Large Black Groupers and Eagle Rays. Our next dive site was Painted Wall where under the Belize Aggressor IV we encountered a large school of Chubs while getting into the water. Here are just a few things of what we saw during our time underwater on Painted Wall, Channel Clinging Crabs, Spotted Moray Eels, Big Tarpon, Spotted Eagle Rays, Caribbean Reef Shark and Painted Tunicates.
Monday July 10th
Half Moon Caye Wall where we started the day is located inside the park and all Marine Life is protected. Because of this special treatment they have the Marine Life here are just a little bigger the other areas. Creatures like Lobsters, Crabs and Shrimps, Fish like Groupers, Mackerel and Sharks. Seeing Marine Life just a little bigger then in normal area helps enjoy diving around Half Moon Caye a little nicer. We finished our day on the dive site called Cathedral where we encountered Juvenile Trunkfish, Painted Tunicates, Ribbon Worms, Mackerel, Caribbean Reef Sharks plus a few Squid.
Tuesday July 11th
Today started on Chain Wall diving with Caribbean Reef Sharks, Schools of Tropical Fish, Eagle Rays and one of the Largest Loggerhead Turtles I have ever seen. Our afternoon and night was on Long Caye Ridge where we saw Colorful Hard and Soft Corals, Scorpionfish, Spotted and Green Moray Eels and 2 Planktonic Tunicates Chain, one was about 2 foot in length and the other about 5 feet. If have ever seem one you know it can be very impressive. It was nice to see them here, last one I saw was over 15 feet long. Hopefully these will grow.
Wednesday July 12th
This Wednesday Morning we started on Eagle Ray Wall diving with Mackerel, Jacks, Groupers, Rays, Lobsters and a Very Friendly Green Moray that swam right up and into a guest camera. It must have seen its reflection; it did make for a nice video. The afternoon and night was on Long Caye Wall. We swam with Spotted Drums, Yellowline Arrow Crabs, Rough Fileclams, and Atlantic Thorny Oysters and yes we saw a few Spotted Eagle Rays, Squid and Octopus, Great Afternoon and night dive here.
Thursday July 13th
Lighthouse Wall was number one today. While underwater at Lighthouse Wall e saw Cero Mackerel, Thin Rope Sponges, Huge Basket Sponges, Shortfinger Neck Crabs, Channel Clinging Crabs, A Very Friendly Nassau Grouper that swam into my hands Juvenile Spotted Drum and Caribbean Reef Sharks. Our afternoon was on Silver Caves watching Crabs, Blennies, Sting Rays & Eagle Rays, Sharks, Squid and Octopus.
Friday July 14th
Our last dive site of the week was Sandy Slope. Diving Sandy Slope is like swimming over an under sea garden with tropical fish everywhere, along with Nurse Sharks, Sting Rays and Eels.
The Crew Would Like To Thank Everyone For Joining Us On The Belize Aggressor IV!!!
Until The Next Time Safe Travels…
Belize Aggressor IV Crew