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Log Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew

 

*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * May 12th-19th, 2016

 

 

CREW:

Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Alfredo Varela

Instructors             Walter & Ruben

Steward             Lenin Soto

 

GUESTS:

Tim, Steven, Grace, Kari, Halzgitte, Julian, Jarred, Mark, Joanna, Charles, Linus, Daniel, Shardae

 

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 12th

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from Australia, Philippines, Spain, United Kingdom, 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 stingrays, sea turtles and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 86 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 10ft

 

Friday May 13th

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw mobulas, sea turtles, sea lions, white tip sharks, Galapagos 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.

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 63 F

* Visibility 50 ft

 

Saturday May 14th

We reached Wolf Island to dive with eagle rays, moray eels, stingrays, barracudas, sea turtles, sea lions, scorpion fish, tunas, black tip sharks and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Sunday May 15th

On Sunday we stayed at Wolf Island to see the hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, dolphins, eagle rays, sea turtles, sea lions, barracudas, jacks, moray eels and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 81 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 60 ft

 

Monday May 16th

Around Darwin Island, our new island in route, we had another dive time, in which we saw hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, dolphins, moray eels, stingrays, sea turtles, sea lions, tunas, jacks and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 81 F

*Water Temp. 81 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Tuesday May 17th

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, bat fish, sea horses, sea turtles, sea lions and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 76 F

*Water Temp. 64 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Wednesday May 18th

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, eagle rays 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. 86 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 45 ft

 

Thursday May 19th

 

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. Congratulations to Mark and Shardae on their birthdays. Thanks again for joining us along the Galapagos Aggressor; we hope to see you again soon!

 

 

Galapagos Aggressor Crew