*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * October 22nd – 29th, 2015
*Air Temp. 78 F
*Water Temp. 79 F
* Visibility 49ft
Captain Rufino Chele
Chef Javier Choez
Instructors Walter & Ruben
Steward Ruben Intriago
GUESTS: Pierotti, Woody, Delbert, Kyle, Michelle, Shannon, Jan, Michael, Luc, Dominique, Gino, Franky, Peter, Ingrid, Lawrence & Xavier.
Thursday October 22nd
This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from different countries such as Italy, USA, Canada and Belgium. 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 swam with sea lions and tropical fish.
Friday October 23rd
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 mobulas, white tip sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, scorpions, barracudas, stingrays, eagle rays and tropical fish.
We had a land tour in Bartolome Island to see a volcanic and pristine land scape from the top.
Saturday October 24th
We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, moray eels, jacks, dolphins, tunas and tropical fish.
Sunday October 25th
Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could dive with hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, dolphins, jacks, sea turtles, black tip sharks, moray eels and tropical fish.
Monday October 26th
We stayed at Wolf and Darwin area to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, moray eels, sea turtles, dolphins and tropical fish.
Tuesday October 27th
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.
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 dive with marine iguanas, salemas, penguins, cormorants, bat fish, stingrays, sea lions and sea turtles.
We could see the largest fish on earth the “Mola Ramsayi”, magnificent creature.
Wednesday, October 28th
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, 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 the lava tunnels. Later on, we went to enjoy Puerto Ayora, the local people and some shopping time.
Thursday, October 29th
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!