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Log Date: Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew







 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captains Log *February 12th-19th, 2015

 

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 74 F

* Visibility 37ft

 

CREW:

Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Xavier Chóez

Instructors             Richard & Nelson

Steward             Winter Basurto

 

GUESTS: Oyvard, Trine, Anna, David, Norbert, Mark, Frank, Sylvia, Alessandra, Rodrigo, Christoph, Gabriele, Dan, Wayne, David and Faye

 

DIVE SITES:

  1. Thursday – Check dive at Itabaca Channel
  2. Friday – Punta Carrión
  3. Saturday – Wolf Island
  4. Sunday – Darwin Island
  5. Monday – Cabo Marshall
  6. Tuesday – Cabo Douglas, Punta Roca
  7. Wednesday – Cousins Rock

 

 

Thursday February 12th

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from diverse countries: Norway, USA, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Austria and the United Kingdom. We picked them from Itabaca Channel, located between Baltra and Santa Cruz Island. We had our checkout dive in calm and shallow water where we saw sting rays, creole fish and white tip sharks.

 

 

Friday February 13th

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island and then at Punta Carrión in Bartolome Island. We were able to see white tip sharks, mobula rays, sea lions, scorpion fish and hammerhead sharks.

 

We had a land tour in Bartolome Island to see a volcanic and pristine land scape from the top.

 

 

Saturday February 14th

We reached Wolf Island to dive with eagle rays, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, wahoos, yellow fin tunas and grouper fish.

 

Sunday February 15th

Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, tunas, sea lions and sea turtles.

 

Monday February 16th

Cabo Marshall, is a special dive site for Mantas and Mobula rays. Here, the elegant manta ray passing besides us, with its extended curve fins ready to suck the plankton. Also, tunas and hammerhead sharks were seen at this immersion.

 

Tuesday February 17th      

At Fernandina Island, we had a really special place to dive with Marine Iguanas eating algae where the smallest ones wait for the low tide to eat. Also fly less cormorants, sea horses, penguins and sea turtles were able to be found here.

 

During out afternoon dive at Punta Vicente Roca (North West of Isabela Island), we could see the largest fish on earth the Mola Ramsayi, magnificent creature.

 

Wednesday, February 18th      

 

During the morning, we went to Cousins rock, located close to east side of Santiago Island. This day, nostalgic for our guests, since it was the last dive of the trip was a nice good bye since we saw sea lions, barracudas and eagle rays together, in moments of great activity at the black coral.

 

In the afternoon we had a land tour Santa Cruz Island were you easily notice the different vegetation and wheatear conditions in such small place, even from the bus ride. We saw giant tortoises in the wild and the lava tunnels. Later on, we went to enjoy Puerto Ayora, the local people and some shopping time.

 

Thursday, February 19th      

 

We said our farewells to our guests, feeling a little bit sad that our group was leaving us, but having the sensation of a great week. Thanks again for joining us along the Galapagos Aggressor; we hope to see you again soon!