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Log Date: Thursday, Apr 02, 2015
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew



 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log *April 2nd – 9th, 2015

 

*Air Temp. 84 F

*Water Temp. 84 F

* Visibility 34ft

 

CREW:

Captain             Héctor Vásconez

Chef                         Alfredo Varela

Instructors             Nelson & Richard

Steward             Jorge Basurto

 

GUESTS: Andrea, Michelle, James, Dane, Nancy, Thomas, Janine, Helen, Janus, Petr, Robert, Lynette, Derek, Elizabeth, Krista, Raymond

 

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 April 2nd

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from Germany, USA, Switzerland, Australia, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Canada and New Zealand. 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 saw sea lions and sting rays.

 

 

Friday April 3rd

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, scorpion fish, white tipped sharks, eagle rays, creole fish, parrot fish, grunt fish and snappers.

 

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

 

 

Saturday April 4th

We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, tunas, eagle rays and dolphins.

 

 

Sunday April 5th

Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could dive with Galapagos sharks, hammerhead sharks, eagle rays.

 

Monday April 6th

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, hammerhead sharks, sting rays and yellow fin tunas were seen at this immersion.

 

Tuesday April 7th      

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.

 

Wednesday, April 8th      

 

During the morning, we went to Cousin’s rock we saw sea lions and sea turtles in moments of morning 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 later on, we went to enjoy Puerto Ayora, the local people and some shopping time.

 

Thursday, April 9th      

 

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!