*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * May 21st- 28th, 2015
*Air Temp. 81F
*Water Temp. 81F
* Visibility 34ft
Captain Jhon Carlos Yépez
Chef Alfredo Varela
Instructors Walter & Ruben
Steward Winter Basurto
GUESTS: Robert, Aaron, Sheena, Kevin, Sara, Mack, Michele, Kathryn, Michael, Louise, Jim, Judi, David, Lisa, Dan.
Thursday May 21st
This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from USA. 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, sea turtles and tropical fish.
Friday May 22nd
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 white tipped sharks, hammerhead sharks, sea liosn, sea turtles, mobulas, eagle rays, scorpion fish, barracudas and tropical fish.
We had a land tour in Bartolome Island to see a volcanic and pristine land scape from the top.
Saturday May 23rd
We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, tunas, dolphins, sea turtles, moray eels, and tropical fish.
Sunday May 24th
Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we were lucky to find whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, sea turtles, moray eels, scorpion fish, garden eels and tropical fish.
Monday May 25th
Cabo Marshall, is a special dive site for Mobula rays. Here, we were able to see mantas and white tipped sharks. Also sea lions, sea turtles, barracudas, scorpion fish, mobulas, moray eels and black tipped sharks were seen at this immersion.
Today, we could see the eruption of Wolf volcano, at Isabela Island, which was a great experience that is not so commonly seen and reminded us that we are touring in a living laboratory.
Tuesday May 26th
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, bat fish, barracudas, cormorants, sea lions, sea turtles and tropical fish were able to be found here.
Wednesday, May 27th
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, moray eels, scorpion fish, white tipped sharks and more 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 28th
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!