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Log Date: Thursday, Jul 21, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew









 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * July 21st-28th, 2016

 

CREW:

Captain             Jhon Carlos Yepez

Chef                         Alfredo Varela

Instructors             Richard & Nelson

Steward             Lenin Soto

 

GUESTS:

Frank, Rosalie, David, Alexander, Elena, Wendy, Chad, John, Robert , John, Jennifer Marie, Jennifer, Edward, Hans, David , Dan

 

DIVE SITES:

Thursday – Check dive at Itabaca Channel

Friday – Punta Carrión

Saturday – Wolf Island

Sunday – Darwin Island

Monday – Darwin & Wolf Island

Tuesday –Punta Vicente Roca

Wednesday – Cousins Rock

 

Thursday July 21st

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from USA and Australia. 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 the check dive we saw sea lions.

*Air Temp. 75 F

*Water Temp. 74 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Friday July 22nd

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw sea lions, sea turtles, groupers, a Galapagos shark, parrot and scorpion fish.

 

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

*Air Temp. 75 F

*Water Temp. 70 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Saturday July 23rd

We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, barracudas, wahoos and tunas.

*Air Temp. 77 F

*Water Temp. 62/72 F

* Visibility 50 ft

 

 

Sunday July 24th

On Sunday we went to Darwin, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we could see sea lions, whale sharks, eagle rays, Galapagos sharks and hammerhead sharks.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 50 ft

 

Monday July 25th

Around Darwin and Wolf we had other dive times, in which we saw cow nose rays, eagle rays, tunas, yellow fin tunas, dolphins and whale sharks.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 72 F

* Visibility 50 ft

 

Tuesday July 26th

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 red lipped batfish, marine iguanas, sea lions and sea turtles.

*Air Temp. 75 F

*Water Temp. 59 F

* Visibility 30 ft

 

Wednesday July 27th

On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. She was waiting for us with sea turtles, sea lions, barracudas and snapper 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. 75 F

*Water Temp. 66 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Thursday July 28th

 

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