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Belize Aggressor IV Captain’s Log 22-29 Sept 2018
Air Temp. 80-92+ F
Water Temp. 81-84 F
Dive Master John
Assistant Chef Carlos
Margo, James, Becky, Michael N., Andy, Teri, John, Tim, Carlie, Michael M. and Dennis
Sunday – Julies Jungle, Eagle Ray Wall
Monday – Half Moon Caye Wall, Painted Wall
Tuesday – Blue Hole, Long Caye Wall
Wednesday – Chain Wall, Quebrada
Thursday – Hat Caye Wall, Aquarium, Elbow, Black Beauty
Friday – Amberhead South
Saturday September 22nd
After guest boarded, unpacked and settled in, the Belize Aggressor IV depart her home dock at the Radisson Fort George in Belize City and made way to Long Caye.
Sunday September 23rd
Our first stop on exploring the Undersea World of Belize was just off Long Caye a dive site called Julie Jungle. Just some of the Marine Life we saw while checking our buoyancy and camera equipment were Caribbean Spiny Lobsters, Mackerel, Nurse Shark, Atlantic Thorny Oysters, Rough Fileclams, Queen and French Angelfish, Flamingo Tongues and Indigo Hamlets. Our next stop to explore on this Sunday was Eagle Ray Wall. Eagle Ray Wall is covered with an array of Soft and Hard Corals, a variety of Creatures like Shrimps, Crabs and Anemones. We enjoyed all that plus more like Schools of Horse-Eye Jacks, Chubs, Spotted Moray Eels, Free Swimming Green Moray Eels Spotted Drums Lobsters, Channel Clinging Crabs, Octopus and Spotted Eagle Ray.
Monday September 24th
Today we started in the Marine Park near Half Moon Caye on the dive site called Half Moon Caye Wall. Always one of the staff’s favorite to visit, Half Moon Caye Wall is Amazing place to Explore. Just some of the Marine Life we encountered while making bubbles was Peacock Flounders, several types of Angelfish, Hundreds of Garden Eels, Very Friendly Groupers, Hawksbill Turtles and Caribbean Reef Shark. For the afternoon our pick was Painted Wall. Painted Wall is named after the large amount of Painted Tunicates that are easily located while swimming along the wall. Some of the other things we saw were Cubera Snapper, Mackerel, Schooling Creole Wrasses, Nassau and Tiger Groupers, Caribbean Reef Sharks and Nurse Sharks. Sometimes while enjoying the underwater world we get to witness Mother Nature at work. While slowing swimming along the wall around 35 feet I saw a Red Hind eating a Common Octopus. Mother Nature and her food chain.
Tuesday September 25th
It started in 1971 when Captain Cousteau and his crew from the Calypso explored the Blue Hole. Over the years since thousands of divers have explored the hole for themselves. On this Tuesday morning as we slowly cruised into the Blue Hole to our mooring there was not another vessel in the area. Today on this Bright Sunny Day, the guests of the Belize Aggressor IV would be the first divers to explore the Huge Stalagmite and Stalactite that founded on the wall so many years ago. For the afternoon we made our way to Long Caye Wall where we enjoyed swimming with Mackerel, Huge Channel Clinging Crabs, Schools of Snappers, Jacks, Lizardfishes, Hamlets, Caribbean Reef Sharks, Schooling Big Tarpon, Squid and Octopus.
Wednesday September 26th
Chain Wall was number one today. Today while making bubbles at Chain Wall we where able to get up close to Lobsters, Crabs, Angelfish, Southern Stingrays, Groupers, a couple of Caribbean Reef Sharks that stayed close to most of the dive and a pair of Spotted Eagle Rays, one enjoying a Conch Lunch. Next was Quebrada, where we saw Bushy Black Corals, Huge Bright Elephant Ear Sponges, Long Bright Tube Sponges, Large Areas of Brain and Mountainous Star Corals, Neck Crab, Several Caribbean Reef Sharks, a school of about 11-13 Feeding Tarpon, Octopuses and Squids. It Was A Very Nice Day!!
Thursday September 27th
Our morning dive sites were Hat Caye Wall and Aquarium. While diving these two wonderful sites we encountered Schooling Creole Wrasses, French Angelfish, Spotted Moray Eels, Caribbean Reef Sharks, Hawksbill Turtles and 9 Spotted Eagle Rays. It was a Very Busy Morning. For the afternoon the Belize Aggressor IV made her way to Turneffe Caye and the dive sites Elbow and Black Beauty. It was an Amazing afternoon exploring these two dive sites swimming around an array of Gorgonians, Spiny Caribbean and Slipper Lobsters, Eagle Rays, Free Swimming Moray Eels, Octopuses, Squids and Spotted Toadfish. We have all the fun on the BAIV!
Friday September 28th
Our final dive site was Amberhead South where we enjoy Lobsters, Rays, Shrimps, Peacock Flounder, Schooling Fish and Green Moray Eels. It was like swimming in a Marine Life Nursery.
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