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Log Date: Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew









 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * April14th- 21st, 2016

CREW:

Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Alfredo Varela

Instructors             Walter & Ruben

Steward             Winter Basurto

 

GUESTS:

Mary, Brett, Takahiro, Jeffrey, Julie, Mark, Jean, Valerie Jeanne, Harry, Brigitte, Pascal, Muriel, Pierre Emile, John, Ellen 

 

DIVE SITES:

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 April 14th

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from USA, Japan, Canada and France. We picked them 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 sting rays, white tip sharks, sea lions.

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 72 F

* Visibility 30 ft

 

Friday April 15th

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We were able to see mobulas, white tip sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, stingrays, moray eels, scorpion fish, barracudas, 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.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 72 F

* Visibility 20 ft

 

Saturday April 16th

We reached Wolf Island to dive with mantas, mobulas, eagle rays, sting rays, sea turtles, hammerhead sharks, moray eels, barracudas, sea lions, white tip sharks and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 25 ft

 

Sunday April 17th

Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could see the whale shark, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, jacks, sea turtles, dolphins, tunas, scorpion fish, silky sharks and tropical sharks.

*Air Temp. 81 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 80 ft

 

Monday April 18th

Around Darwin Island, we had another dive time, in which we saw hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, black tip sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, eagle rays, barracudas, jack, dolphins and scorpion fish.

*Air Temp. 81 F

*Water Temp. 77 F

* Visibility 70 ft

 

Tuesday April 19th

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 mola molas, mobulas, sting rays, sea horses, cormorants, penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, salemas and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 64 F

* Visibility 50 ft

 

Wednesday April 20th

On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. She was waiting for us with sea lions, sea turtles, barracudas, white tip sharks 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.

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Thursday April 21st

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