*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log *April 30th –May 7th, 2015
*Air Temp. 82 F
*Water Temp. 83 F
* Visibility 24ft
Captain Rufino Chele
Chef Javier Choez
Instructors Richard & Nelson
Steward Winter Basurto
GUESTS: Tetsu, Takeshi, Fumio, Hideaki, Yuko, Sachie, Tomoyuki, Lei, Tetsuro, Kiyoko M., Kiyoko T., Yuki, Masayoshi, Satoshi, Kengo, Tsuneo.
Thursday April 30th
This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from Japan and China. We picked them up from Itabaca Channel, located between Baltra and Santa Cruz Island. We had our checkout dive in calm and shallow water where we saw sea lions.
Friday May 1st
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 sea turtles, white tipped sharks, creole fish and puffer fish.
We had a land tour in Bartolome Island to see a volcanic and pristine land scape from the top.
Saturday May 2nd
We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, parrot fish, creole fish, bonitos, tunas and dolphins.
Sunday May 3rd
Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could dive with hammerhead sharks, sea lions, sea turtles and yellow fin tunas.
Monday May 4th
Cabo Marshall, is a special dive site for Mobula rays. Here, we were able to see sea turtles, sea lions and snappers were seen at this immersion.
Tuesday May 5th
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 sea turtles, sea lions and sea horses were able to be found here.
Wednesday, May 6th
During the morning, we went to Cousin’s 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, we saw sea lions, sea turtles, mobulas, eagle rays and scorpion fish.
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 later on, we went to enjoy Puerto Ayora, the local people and some shopping time.
Thursday, May 7th
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!