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Belize Aggressor IV Captain’s Log 30 June – 7 July 2018
Air Temp. 79-87+ F
Water Temp. 81-84 F
Dive Master John
Dive Master Conway
Assistant Chef Jean
Ji, Celia, Carrie, Nicole, Harry, Marc, Marcelo, Mike Z., Chris, Karen, Craig, Ainhoa, Sabah, Lauren, Mitch, Alyce, Mike S., Donna and Darrell
Sunday – Julies Jungle, Eagle Ray Wall
Monday – Aquarium, Long Caye Wall
Tuesday – Half Moon Caye Wall, Painted Wall
Wednesday – Blue Hole, Quebrada
Thursday – Cathedral, Dos Chichas
Friday – Amberhead South
Saturday June 30th
It was a Sunny afternoon when guest boarded the Belize Aggressor IV for a week of diving the clear warm waters of Belize.
Sunday July 1st
Our first dive site of the week was Julies Jungle where while doing our check out dive we saw Whitestar Sheet Coral, Maze Coral, Blue Crust Coral, Devil’s Sea Whips and an array of Tropical Fish. Eagle Ray Wall was our afternoon and night dive site. While exploring the beautiful dive site not only did we enjoy the variety of Hard and Soft Corals and many Tropical Fish but Big Nurse Sharks, Arrow Blennies, Neck Crabs, Spotted and Green Moray Eels, Huge Channel Clinging Crabs, Feeding Tarpon and Octopus.
Monday July 2nd
Monday Morning’s first stop was on the dive site called Aquarium. Diving Aquarium is diving an Undersea Garden. Amongst the Undersea Garden we found a huge variety of Marine Life from Ocean Surgeonfish, Bermuda Chubs also called Gray Chubs, Threespot Damselfish, Knobby Anemones, About 30 Smooth Trunkfish in one small area, Cobia and a pair of Reef Sharks a small one and the other looking like it’s Mother. For the Afternoon the Colorful Long Caye Wall Enjoying Black Corals, Brightly Colored Sponges, Neck Crabs, Lobsters, Permits, Tarpon, Free swimming Green Moray Eels and Squid.
Tuesday July 3rd
Our first dive site today was Half Moon Caye Wall where we encountered friendly Nassau Groupers, Queen Triggerfish, Pipefish, Sailfin Blenny and a few Caribbean Reef Sharks that would swim just a foot or so away from divers giving them an excellent opportunity for some good pictures and video. Our afternoon and evening was on Painted Wall. Know for the large amount of Painted Tunicates we find along this colorful wall, we also saw Mackerel, Big Tarpon, Green and Goldentail Moray Eels, Schooling Creole Wrasses, Flounders, Large Channel Clinging Crabs and Octopus.
Wednesday July 4th
Happy Independence Day USA!!! What better way to start one of the most famous days in history then to dive one of the most famous dive sites in the world. Dives travel from around the world to dive the Blue Hole and it’s in our own back yard. After a short briefing divers enter the water to begin their deepest dive of the week. While Exploring the Blue Hole from the Belize Aggressor IV divers enjoyed a little Marine Life around the hole but the bests part of this dive is swimming around the Huge Stalagmite and Stalactite that founded thousands of years ago. For the afternoon and night one of the crew’s favorite dive sites called Quebrada. So much Marine Life to enjoy, just some of was saw by divers was Black Corals, Colorful Sponges and Sea Whips, Huge Channel Clinging Crabs, Green and Spotted Moray Eels, Mackerel, Tarpon, Southern Stingrays, Neck Crabs, Caribbean Reef Sharks, Octopus and Squid.
Thursday July 5th
Today we started with a beautiful wall dive on the dive site called Cathedral. Along the wall and shallow area on top of the wall we saw lots of Queen and French Angelfish, Nassau Groupers, Nurse Sharks, Hawksbill Turtles and some Very Friendly Caribbean Reef Sharks. The afternoon was on Dos Chichas finding Yellowhead Jawfish with Eggs, Large school of Tarpon, Creole Wrasses, Oysters, Clams, Hawksbill Turtles and Caribbean Reef Sharks.
Friday July 6th
Our final dive site of the week was Amberhead South just off Turneffe Caye. While diving Amberhead South we enjoyed Remoras, Several Spotted Drums, Spotted and Caribbean Spiny Lobsters, Green Moray Eel and Sharks. Being around Sharks is always a good way to end a week of Excellent Diving off Long Caye, Half Moon Caye and Turneffe Caye onboard the Belize Aggressor IV!
The Crew Would Like To Thank Everyone For Joining Us On The Belize Aggressor IV!!!