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Log Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew


*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * May 26th-June 2nd, 2016




Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Rene Pinto

Instructors             Nelson & Richard

Steward             Winter Basurto



Cynthia, Leslie, Vidushi, Neil, Joe, Veronique, Peter, Iain, Jennifer, Kevin, Linda, Abhijit & Raul



Thursday – Check dive at Itabaca Channel

Friday – Punta Carrión

Saturday – Wolf Island

Sunday – Wolf Island

Monday – Darwin Island

Tuesday –Punta Vicente Roca

Wednesday – Cousins Rock


Thursday May 26th

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from USA, Philippines, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, France, Spain, India and Belgium. We picked them up from Baltra Airport in the morning and headed out to a briefing and to get ready for our check dive.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 20ft


Friday May 27th

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


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. 64 F

* Visibility 20 ft


Saturday May 28th

We reached Wolf Island to dive with manta rays, hammerhead sharks, yellow fin tunas, sea turtles and sea lions.

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 64 F

* Visibility 40 ft


Sunday May 29th

On Sunday we stayed in Wolf, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could see the hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, whale sharks and tunas.

*Air Temp. 78-80 F

*Water Temp. 68 F

* Visibility 50 ft


Monday May 30th

Around Darwin Island, our new island, we had another dive time, in which we saw hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, jacks and tunas.

*Air Temp. 79-80 F

*Water Temp. 71 F

* Visibility 50 ft


Tuesday May 31st

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, cormorants and penguins.

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 62 F

* Visibility 20 ft


Wednesday June 1st

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


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. 73 F

* Visibility 40 ft


Thursday June 2nd


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 Cynthia for celebrating your birthday with us, we had a great time…. Thanks again for joining us along the Galapagos Aggressor; we hope to see you again soon!



Galapagos Aggressor Crew