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Log Date: Thursday, May 07, 2015
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew









 



GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captains Log May 7th-14th, 2015

Air Temp. 83F
Water Temp. 79F
Visibility 45ft

CREW:
Captain Rufino Chele
Chef Alfredo Varela
Instructors Richard & Nelson
Steward Winter Basurto

GUESTS: Ali, Stuart, Christian, Blake, Jennifer, Roger and Melanie

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

Thursday May 7th
This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from different countries: Turkey, Australia, USA, Switzerland and Germany. We picked them up from Itabaca Channel, located between Baltra and Santa Cruz Island. We had our checkout dive in calm and shallow waters where we saw sting rays and creole fish.

Friday May 8th
On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island and then at Punta Carrion in Bartolome Island. We were able to see sea lions, sea turtles, snapper and scorpion fish.

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

Saturday May 9th
We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, jacks and sea lions. Blake celebrated his 200th dive with us during this Saturday. Congratulations!

Sunday May 10th
Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could dive with hammerhead sharks, snapper fish, sea turtles and sea lions.

Monday May 11th
Cabo Marshall is a special dive site for Mobula rays. Here, we were able to see mantas and white tipped sharks. Also black tipped sharks were seen at this immersion.

Tuesday May 12th
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 lions, sea turtles and sea horses were able to be found here.
We celebrated Stuarts 333th dive during the day, a very particular date!

Wednesday, May 13th

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, we saw sea lions, sea turtles, white tipped sharks, hammerheads, eagle rays and barracudas.

In the afternoon we had a land tour of 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 14th

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 on the Galapagos Aggressor; we hope to see you again soon!

Galapagos Aggressor Crew!