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Log Date: Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew



 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log *March 26th – April 2nd, 2015

 

*Air Temp. 83 F

*Water Temp. 80 F

* Visibility 50 ft

 

CREW:

Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Alfredo Varela

Instructors             Walter & Rubén

Steward             Jorge Basurto

 

GUESTS: Dror, Oran, Laura, Leandro, Ofer, Lee-Sah, Daniele, Mark, Thanapong, Aurapraphan, Teerut, Nat, Ririnda, Phanitnart, Thantapat

 

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 March 26th

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from diverse countries: Australia, Israel, Spain, Argentina, Israel, Malaysia, USA and Thailand. 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 tropical fish.

 

 

Friday March 27th

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 mola molas, sea turtles, white tipped sharks, sea lions and tropical fish.

 

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

 

 

Saturday March 28th

We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, moray eels, jacks, tunas, dolphins, sea turtles, sea lions and tropical fish.

 

 

Sunday March 29th

Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could dive with dolphin, jacks, tunas, scorpion fish, barracudas, moray eels, sea turtles, sea lions, eagle rays, hammerhead sharks and tropical fish.

 

Monday March 30th

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, eagle rays, sea turtles, white tipped sharks, hammerhead sharks, sea lions, barracudas, stingrays, moray eels and tropical fish were seen at this immersion.

 

Tuesday March 31st      

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 mola molas, bat fish, sea turtles, sea lions, sea robins, barracudas, sea horses, scorpion fish, stingrays and moray eels were able to be found here.

 

Wednesday, April 1st      

 

During the morning, we went to Cousin’s rock, located close to the 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, we saw sea lions, sea turtles, mobulas, eagle rays, barracudas, scorpion fish, moray eels and tropical fish 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, April 2nd      

 

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!