Bahamas Aggressor Captain’s Log 11-18 Mar 2017
Air Temp. 73-79+ F
Water Temp. 75-77 F
2nd Captain David P.
Aurelien, Camille, Helene, Cedric, Sophie, Albert, Nadia, Johannes, Ron, Elliot, Luc, Christian, Clayton and Lisa
Sunday – Lobster No Lobster, Blacktip Wall, Amberjack Reef, Parrotfish Reef
Monday – Jeep Reef, Danger Reef, 3 Peaks Reef
Tuesday – Crab Mountain, Dog Rocks, Madison Avenue
Wednesday – Whale Shark Wall, Jewfish Wall, Wreck of the Austin Smith
Thursday – Pillar Wall, Blacktip Wall, North House
Friday – Blue Hole
Saturday March 11th
After guest boarded the Bahamas Aggressor departed her home dock of Elizabeth On Bay (AKA The Yoga Dock) and made way to the Exuma Islands. Guest enjoyed a Bright Moon, Calm Sea and Smooth ride while enjoyed their wonderful dinner prepared by Chef Marco.
Sunday March 12th
Lobster No Lobster was our first dive site of the week. We made sure our buoyancy and cameras was working good while swimming with Wrasses, Barracuda’s, Angelfish, Stingrays and Pourpinefish. Before making our way to the Exuma Land and Sea Park we stopped at Blacktip Wall. Underwater we encountered Schooling Jacks, Snappers, Spotted Moray Eels, A couple of Caribbean Reef Sharks and Loggerhead Turtle. During lunch we traveled south to the Exuma Park and Amberjack Reef. As we pulled up to the mooring a few Caribbean Reef Sharks greeted us. While diving some of the Marine Life we saw was Spotted Moray Eels, Juvenile Yellowhead Jawfish, Atlantic Spadefish, Large Black Groupers and Caribbean Reef Sharks. We ended the day on Parrotfish Reef swimming with Stingrays, Angelfish, Garden Eels, Crabs, Shrimps, Creole Wrasses, Snappers, Caribbean Spiny and Spotted Spiny Lobsters.
Monday March 13th
Our Monday Morning started on one of the crew’s favorite dive site called Jeep Reef. Jeep Reef is a Shallow area of Very Colorful Coral Heads surrounded by a he variety of Marine Life. Some of what we saw underwater was Yellowline Arrow Crabs, Golden Crinoid, Sponge Brittle Stars, Masked/Glass Goby, Stingrays, Groupers and Lots of Schooling Fish. Danger Reef provided us with a few Large Rainbow Parrotfish, Big Schools of Horse-Eye Jacks, Caribbean Spiny Lobsters, Amberjacks and some Caribbean Reef Sharks. We finished the day on 3 Peaks Reef. 3 Peaks Reef has a huge amount of Soft Corals, Yellowheaded Jawfish, Garden Eels, Spotted Moray Eels, Lobsters and a variety of Small Tropical Fish.
Tuesday March 14th
After enjoying 3 Peaks Reef the Bahamas Aggressor made her way back to the Northern Exuma Islands and the dive site Crab Mountain. Crab Mountain is an Awesome Wall dive with Large Coral Heads to swim around. We encountered Schooling Fish, Mackerel, Angelfish, Lobsters and Arrow Blennies. Next guest enjoyed the Swim Thru’s, Canyons and Beautiful Wall of Dog Rocks. Diving here is always a treat seeing Large Bright Orange Elephant Ear Sponges, Black Coral, Mackerel, Big Sponges, Spotted Moray Eels and a few Caribbean Reef Sharks. We finish the day with a late afternoon and night dive on Madison Avenue. Divers were able to see and enjoy a variety of creatures here some were Banded Coral Shrimps, Corkscrew Anemone, Pederson Cleaner Shrimp, Stingrays and Spotted Moray Eels.
Wednesday March 15th
Today our morning and early afternoon was on Whale Shark Wall and Jewfish Wall. These two walls are several miles apart but both have Swim Thru’s, Canyons, Black Coral, Colorful Sea Whips, Angelfish, Trumpetfish, Tiger Groupers, Blennies and some Sharks. After seeing a couple of Sharks it was time to enjoy a few Sharks up close and personal and the best dive site for Sharks in the Northern Exuma’s is the Wreck of The Austin Smith. Guest enjoyed a Wonderful Wreck, Groupers, Snappers, Colorful Sponges, Rays, Snappers and lots of Caribbean Reef Sharks that swam with a few inches from some of the divers. The Austin Smith is always a Fun dive.
Thursday March 16th
We started the day on Pillar Wall where divers enjoyed Canyons, Swim Thru’s, Colorful Sea Whips, Sponges, Atlantic Thorny Oysters, Bermuda Chubs, Doctorfish, Mackerel and several types of schooling fish. Next we made our way back to Blacktip Wall to enjoy Swim Thru’s, Creole Wrasses, Queen Angelfish, Yellowline Gobies, Queen Triggerfish and a couple of Small Caribbean Reef Sharks. We finish the day on the shallow reef called North House. Divers enjoyed Yellowline Arrow Crabs, Pederson Cleaner Shrimp, Mackerel and a Very Colorful Reef and Wall.
Friday March 17th
Our last dive of the week was the Blue Hole where divers enjoyed a Very Bight and Colorful Wall around the inside of the hole. We also enjoyed Several Types of Stingrays, Angelfish, Sharks, Butterflyfish, Eels, Schooling Fish and our resident Loggerhead Turtle.
The Crew Would Like To Thank Everyone For Joining Us On The Bahamas Aggressor!!!
Until The Next Time Safe Travels…
Bahamas Aggressor Crew