*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captains Log * Jun 18th-25th, 2015
*Air Temp. 83F
*Water Temp. 82F
* Visibility 69ft
Captain Rufino Chele
Chef Xavier Choez
Instructors Walter & Ruben
Steward Jorge Basurto
GUESTS: Lucas, Jennifer, Andrea, Jillian, Yirui, Oran, Fiona, Peter, Rochus, Barbara, Jan, William, Richard, Carol, .
Thursday Jun 18th
This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from USA, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Singapore 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 water with golden fish, rays, sea turtles, sea lions and stingrays.
Friday Jun 19th
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 hammerhead sharks, white tipped shark, sea turtles, eagle rays and tropical fish.
Late on, we had a land tour in Bartolome Island to see a volcanic and pristine land scape from the top.
Saturday Jun 20th
We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, eagle rays, moray eels, sea turtles, tunas, scorpion, jacks and tropical fish.
Sunday Jun 21st
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, sea turtles, dolphins, sea lions, tunas, moray eels, and tropical fish.
Monday Jun 22nd
Cabo Marshall, is a special dive site for Mobula rays. Here, we were able to see hammerhead sharks, dolphins, tunas, jacks, moray eels, scorpion, eagle rays, garden eels and tropical fish.
Tuesday Jun 23rd
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, sea turtles, sea lions, penguins, salemas, cormorants and tropical fish were able to be found here.
Wednesday, Jun 24th
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 tip sharks, eagle rays, barracudas, scorpion 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, Jun 25th
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!