Bahamas Aggressor Captains Log
November 11-18, 2017
Air Temp - 86-90 deg F
Water Temp - 81 deg F
Exposure - 3MM wetsuit, Shorty / Rash Guard
Captain David Luxford
2nd Captain David Millard
Chef Caleb Dudley
Instructor Gabi Ruben
Instructor Caitiline Tincher
Instructor Joshua Foster
Guests - Daniel and Mario, Michael and Gary, Mary, Peter, Brian, Paul, Bob.
Saturday November 11
14 divers boarded The Bahamas Aggressor for a briefing and Dinner after which we headed off in rolley seas for a week long Bahamas diving adventure.
Sunday November 12
Our first dive was on the wreck of an Airplane. A nice shallow starter with lots of critters hiding under the wings and stingrays out on the flats. We then traveled across the Exuma sound, across bouncy waters to the sheltered waters of Eluthera. We then dropped into Primo Wall, our first Wall Dive. Reef Sharks, Barracuda, Parrot fish, Fairy Basslets and Arrow crabs festooned the reef. We then headed over to the Kraken Reef for the night dive and a sweet nights sleep.
Monday November 13
Starting with Hole in the Wall. A neat drop into a hole that exits out onto the Deep Blue! Huge shoals of silversides and Jacks darting about them. Off to Cut and Run where an old ashore hangs on the edge of the wall and a small pane wreck just back from the top of the wall. On to Tunnel Rock where we were greeted by Snappers, Groupers, Blemies and gobies. For our late afternoon and night dive we moved up to Knucklehead which rounded out an excellent day of diving.
Tuesday November 14
First dive site up was Monolith Wall. More, Turtles, Eels, Blue Chromis and Spadefish. We then moved over to Split Coral for our Shark dive. Lots of Caribbean Reef Sharks swimming about the bait cage allows for marvellous photo opportunities The site has a spectacular drop off Wall, expansive sand flats and Several massive Coral heads to explore so we stayed for 2 dives. We then moved over to Cave Rock for our 4th dive and night dive. Here we saw Reef Crabs and Lobsters galore as well as several Yellow rays and Sting Rays. We then did a night cruise back to the Exumas.
Wednesday November 15
First up was Whale Shark Wall. Amazing Coral formations, Canyons and Mounts. Here we found Barracuda, Reef Sharks and Horse eyed Jacks. We then moved on to Jewfish Wall. Another amazing drop off with Canyons and massive Coral heads to explore. Following up with Crab Reef. The sand channels separate Banks of Coral hiding Hogfish and Spadefish. With the incoming tide we moved around to a sweet shallow dive, Close Mon. Lovely Gorgonians, Jawfish and schools of Grunts. Lobster No Lobster made our night dive which an Octopus kept us well entertained.
Thursday November 16
We started off the day at Crab Mountain. Another Wall dropping off into the Blue. Then the popular ‘Up Jump the Devil’ with it’s fabulous swim throughs and vaulting canyons. Here we saw Triggerfish, Reef Sharks, Scrawled Filefish and Lionfish. Moving on to Dog Rocks, yet another amazing reef and Wall combination. The deep cuts and ridges are excellent places to find Jacks, French Grunts, Groupers, Eels, Black Coral Bushes and much more. We then traveled down island to dive on the scattered Coral heads of Aquarium Reef. Bit of a current on the afternoon but the night dive was perfect. Turtles, Squid, Balloon fish and a juvenile Nurse Shark.
Friday November 17
We decided to dive Barracuda, prior to having breakfast where we saw Grouper, Snappers, and a spotted Moray Eel. We then headed back to Nassau and ended the trip with a wonderful cocktail party on the sundeck prior to taking dinner ashore.
Congratulations to our iron divers - Michael, Gary, Peter, Paul and Bob. Congratulations to Michael for completing his 100th dive with us here on the Bahamas Aggressor.
Steal some time to join us again aboard any of the Aggressor fleet for another world class dive adventure.
The Bahamas Aggressor Crew