Log Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew
*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * May 14th- 21st, 2015
*Air Temp. 82F
*Water Temp. 79F
* Visibility 46ft
Captain Jhon Carlos Yepez
Chef Alfredo Varela
Instructors Walter & Ruben
Steward Winter Basurto
GUESTS: Matthew, Bianca, Hylke, Stuart, Robert, Donna, Malynda, Ronald, Knut, Barbara, Andrew and Allison
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 May 14th
This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from different countries: USA, Romania, Netherlands, United Kingdom and we have a second week with Stuart from Australia. We picked most of 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 tropical fish.
Friday May 15th
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, hammerhead sharks, white tipped sharks, mobulas, scorpion fish, sea turtles, 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 May 16th
We reached Wolf Island to dive with Galapagos sharks, hammerheads, barracudas, sea turtles, moray eels, scorpion, tunas and tropical fish.
Sunday May 17th
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, dolphins, tunas, moray eels and tropical fish.
Monday May 18th
Cabo Marshall, is a special dive site for Mobula rays. Here, we were able to see mantas and white tipped sharks. Also golden cowrays, moray eels, black tipped sharks, white tipped sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, sea horses, stingrays and tropical fish were seen at this immersion.
Tuesday May 19th
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. With them, sea horses, sea turtles, sea lions, bat fish, stingrays and tropical fish were able to be found here.
Wednesday, May 20th
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, barracudas, eagle rays, white tipped sharks and tropical 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 21st
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!