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Log Date: Thursday, May 05, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew









 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * May 5th-12th, 2016

 

CREW:

Captain             Juan Carlos Yepez

Chef                         Alfredo Varela

Instructors             Nelson & Richard

Steward             Jorge Ballesteros

 

GUESTS:

James, Armand, Tamara, Park, William, Grady, Charlene, Catherine, Daniel, Sonya, James, Margaret and Bob

 

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 May 5th

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from United Kingdom, Netherlands, South Korea, Australia and USA. We picked them up from Baltra Airport in the morning and headed out to a briefing and to get ready for our check dive: we saw eagle rays and gold cow rays.

*Air Temp. 82 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 20ft

 

Friday May 6th

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw sea lions, sea turtles, mola molas and white reef sharks.

 

Late on, we had a land tour in Bartolome Island to see a volcanic and pristine land scape from the top.

*Air Temp. 82 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 20/40 ft

 

Saturday May 7th

We reached Wolf Island to dive with manta rays, eagle ray, hammerhead sharks and sea lions.

*Air Temp. 82 F

*Water Temp. 77 F

* Visibility 30 ft

 

Sunday May 8th

Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could see the hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, moray eels, tunas and jacks.

*Air Temp. 82 F

*Water Temp. 77 F

* Visibility 50 ft

 

Monday May 9th

Around Darwin Island, we had another dive time, in which we saw whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, white tip sharks, mobula rays and sea turtles.

*Air Temp. 82 F

*Water Temp. 78 F

* Visibility 50 ft

 

Tuesday May 10th

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 marine iguanas, sea turtles, penguins, cormorants and sea lions.

*Air Temp. 82 F

*Water Temp. 60/64 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Wednesday May 11th

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

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. 82 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 30 ft

 

Thursday May 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 to Catherine for celebrating your birthday with us and congratulations to Sonya for her 200th-dive…. Thanks again for joining us along the Galapagos Aggressor; we hope to see you again soon!

 

Galapagos Aggressor Crew