*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log *August 06th –13th, 2015
*Air Temp. 81 F
*Water Temp. 80 F
* Visibility 62ft
Captain Juan Carlos Yepez
Chef Alfredo Varela
Instructors Walter & Ruben
Steward Winter Basurto
GUESTS: Michael, Steven, Jakub, Karolina, Michelle, John, Michael, David, Jacek, Monika, Zbingniew, Milosz, Jacek, Lucyna, Hanna, Magdalena
Thursday August 06th
This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from USA. We picked them from Itabaca Channel, located between Baltra and Santa Cruz Island. We had our checkout dive in calm and shallow water where we saw stingrays and sea lions.
Friday August 07th
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, mobulas, golden cowrays, 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 August 08th
We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, jacks, eagle rays, moray eels, tuna, sea turtles and tropical fish.
Sunday August 09th
Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could dive with whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, moray eels, dolphins, tunas, scorpion fish, jacks and tropical fish.
Monday August 10th
We stayed at Darwin and Wolf area and saw whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, black tipped sharks, moray eels sea turtles and tropical fish.
Tuesday August 11th
At Fernandina Island, around Cabo Douglas, we had a really special place to dive with Marine Iguanas eating algae. With them, bat fish, sea horses, salemas, octopus and sting rays.
During out afternoon dive at Punta Vicente Roca (North West of Isabela Island), a magnificent landscape that shows the uniqueness of western Galapagos volcanoes where a collapse caldera floor is revealed, was a perfect place to see penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, and tropical fish.
We could see the largest fish on earth the “Mola Ramsayi”, magnificent creature.
Wednesday, August 12th
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 since we saw sea lions, sea turtles, white tip sharks, moray eels, barracudas, eagle rays, scorpion fish, mobulas and tropical fish… great activity of the marine life 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 the lava tunnels. Later on, we went to enjoy Puerto Ayora, the local people and some shopping time.
Thursday, August 13th
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!