*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * November 5th- 12th, 2015
*Air Temp. 82 F
*Water Temp. 78 F
* Visibility 41ft
Captain Juan Carlos Yepez
Chef Javier Chóez
Instructors Richard & Nelson
Steward Winter Basurto
GUESTS: Alfredo, Andrzej, Toshio, Yuko, Katharina, Vico, Flora, Alfredo, Ma. Victoria, Joan Miguel, Mireia, Juan Carlos, Jorge, Oscar, Margarita, Eduardo.
Thursday November 5th
This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from Sweden. 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 stingrays.
Friday November 6th
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 manta rays, sea turtles, mobula rays, barracudas, white tip sharks, hammerhead sharks.
We had a land tour in Bartolome Island to see a volcanic and pristine land scape from the top.
Saturday November 7th
We reached Wolf Island to dive with silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, yellow fin tunas, dolphins, barracudas, jacks and hammerhead sharks.
Sunday November 8th
Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, dolphins and rainbow runner fish.
Monday November 9th
We stayed at Wolf and Darwin area to dive with hammerhead sharks, eagle rays, sea lions and sea turtles.
Tuesday November 10th
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 swim with penguins and cormorants.
We could see the largest fish on earth the “Mola Ramsayi”, magnificent creature.
Wednesday, November 11th
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 and sea turtles.
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, November 12th
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!