*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * Jan 7th -14th, 2016
*Air Temp. 82 F
*Water Temp. 79 F
* Visibility 63 ft
Captain Rufino Chele
Chef Alfredo Varela
Instructors Walter & Ruben
Steward Jonathan Salmeron
Lisa, Elizabeth, David, Rebecca, Sarah, Diego, Alden, James B, Graham, James A, Ting, Ashleigh, Livia
Thursday – Check dive at Itabaca Channel
Friday – Punta Carrión
Saturday – Wolf Island
Sunday – Darwin Island
Monday – Wolf Island
Tuesday –Punta Vicente Roca
Wednesday – Cousins Rock
Thursday January 7th
This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from Canada, USA, Austria, Switzerland and China. We picked everyone up from Baltra Airport in the morning and headed out to a briefing and to get ready for our check dive. During our check out time we saw stingrays, sea turtles and tropical fish.
Friday January 8th
On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We were able to see hammerhead sharks, manta rays, mobulas, sea lions, sea turtles, eagle rays, golden caw rays, white tip sharks 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 January 9th
We we reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, moray eels, sea turtles, jacks, tunas, dolphins, eagle rays, scorpion and tropical fish.
Sunday January 10th
Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could see the hammerhead sharks, black tip sharks, silky sharks, sea turtles, moray eels, jacks, tunas, sea lions, eagle rays, scorpion and tropical fish.
Monday January 11th
Around Darwin Island, we had another dive time, in which we saw hammerhead sharks, white tip sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, mobulas, eagle rays, barracudas, stingrays and tropical fish.
Tuesday January 12th
Going down south, at Cabo Douglas and Punta Vicente Roca, Tuesday gave us the chance to see other variety of the marine life: we could swim with mantas, mobulas, mola molas, eagle rays, golden cow rays, stingrays, cormorants, sea lions, sea turtles, bat fish, moray eels and tropical fish joined us one more time.
Wednesday January 13th
On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. She was waiting for us with sea lions, white tip sharks, sea turtles, eagle rays, stingrays, moray eels, barracudas, scorpion and tropical fish.
Later on, we went to visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see the famous giant tortoises: the Galapagos were peacefully walking around the place, in the wild. It was a precious moment.
Thursday January 14th
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!
Galapagos Aggressor Crew