Belize Aggressor IV Captain’s Log 6 - 16 September 2017
Air Temp. 82-87+ F
Water Temp. 83-88 F
Dive Master John
Galley Assistant Carlos
April, Wayne, Renate, William, Jenny, Eric, Bruce, JD, Pat, Rex, Mary, Brad, Sally, Julie, Kelly, Ray, Joaquin, Mark, Greg and Paul.
Thursday – Elbow, Black Beauty.
Friday – Front Porch, Grand Bogue
Saturday – Johnny’s Wrench, Julies Jungle
Sunday – Shark Point, Elkhorn Forrest
Monday – Light House, Angelfish Wall
Tuesday – Chain Wall, Eagle Ray Wall
Wednesday – Half Moon Caye, Long Caye Wall
Thursday – Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye, Silver Caves
Friday – Sandy Slope
Wednesday Sept 6th
The Belize Aggressor IV welcomed her guest onboard. After guest settled in, they had a Welcome Briefing. Then, enjoyed a wonderful dinner and chilled out around. The Belize Aggressor IV was departing her home dock at the Radisson early on Thursday morning, to Turneffe Caye for the first dive of a fantastic special 10 days charter.
Thursday Sept 7th
We arrived to Elbow on time. Elbow is a lovely dive site. While checking our weights and camera equipment we saw Banded Coral Shrimps, Arrow Crabs, Nassau and Tiger Groupers, Snappers Eagle Rays and Roughhead Blennies. Even a turtle was spotted. Next was Black Beauty, with Lobsters, Crabs, Blennies, Smooth Trunkfish and Drums. Nice way to start a diving charter!
Friday Sept 8th
As we keep going to the north of Turneffe, we reach more dive sites. Next was Front Porch. Over there, we were swimming with Creole Wrasses, Jacks, Banded Coral Shrimps and the Whitespotted Toadfish, which you will not see anywhere else but here. Grand Bogue was our afternoon divesite. Black Groupers, French and Queen Angelfish, Porcupinefish are some of what we saw diving here
Saturday Sept 9th
In the morning we headed up to Johnny’s Wrench. It was another amazing dive with Spotted Drum, Several Types of Nudibranchs, Mackerel, Spotted and Green Eels and so many fish that you can not name all. After that, we crossed to Lighthouse Caye. Julies Jungle was our destination for the afternoon dive. Here we enjoyed Arrow Crabs, Groupers, Moray Eels, Roughhead Blennies, Angelfish, Blennies, Octopus, Nurse and Reef Sharks and even Turtles!
Sunday Sept 10th
Shark Point. The name says it all. Divers came back and said either “Best-dive-ever” or simply “WOW”. Comments say it all. Any dive site by Half Moon Caye is a guaranteed spectacle. They enjoyed the sharks and all the other marine life. Then we moved to Elkhorn Forrest. And is is a forrest, for real. A forrest of coral and sponges. Amazing the density of the coral and the sponges here. Plus the Morain Eels, the schools of Blue Tangs, of Parrotfish, the Trunkfish…
Monday Sept 11th
Light House dive site. Guest don’t want to leave. They just don’t want the boat
moving from here. Reef and Nurse Sharks, Sting Rays, Groupers…everything was
there! And for the afternoon, Angelfish Wall. Again an amazing dive where we saw
Angelfish, Roughtail Stingrays, Tiger Groupers, Black Coral, Queen Triggerfish…and
of course, Reef Sharks!
Tuesday Sept 12th
It is the time of Chain Wall. Here we have seen Eels, Creole Wrasses, Rays, Smooth
Trunkfish, Trumpetfish, Juvenile Spotted Drums, Reef Sharks, Conchs across the
sand and some very friendly groupers. In the afternoon we moved to Eagle Ray Wall,
by Long Caye. And yes, we have seen Sting Rays. But not only. Besides we enjoyed a
Colorful Wall with Large Barrel and Tube Sponges, Black Coral, Jacks, Chubs,
Wednesday Sept 13th
Another amazing dive. Smooth Trunkfish, Flounders, Large Black Groupers, Green Moray Eels, Creole Wrasses, Arrow Blennies, Queen Angelfish, Sting rays on the sand, Conchs and two very friendly Caribbean Reef Sharks that made the day of the divers. Then we moved to Long Caye Wall for the afternoon and night dives. Colorful Coral, Blennies, Gobies, Octopus, Squid, Shark…
Thursday Sept 14th
Today, weather permit, we made our way to the famous Blue Hole. While some went for a shallow diving, some others went for a deeper dive and so we enjoyed the vastness of the Blue Hole and its stalactites. On the shallowest side, some saw parrotfish, blennies, Creole Wrasses and even some Flamingo Tongues.
On the afternoon, guest request, we went back to Half Moon Caye Wall to say hello to the friendly sharks and all the marine life over there. The second dive on afternoon and night was on Silver Caves, seeing Tiger and Nassau Groupers, Snappers, Neck Crabs, a wall full of Colorful Sponges and Corals.
Friday Sept 16th
Our last dive site of the charter was Sandy Slope. Here we enjoyed a variety of juvenile fish, Spotted Morays Eels, Stingrays, Nassau, Tiger and Black Groupers, Snappers, Shrimps, Crabs and a wonderful mix of Corals.
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