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Log Date: Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew









 



GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log August 25th-September 1st, 2016

 

CREW:

Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Xavier Choez

Instructors             Richard & Nelson

Steward             Winter Basurto

 

GUESTS:

Philip, Michele, Karsten, Phillip, Hermann, Kathrin, Ana Isabel, Maria Rosa, Antonia, Laurie, Tammy, David, Alan, Harley, Kevin and Jan

 

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 August 25th

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from USA, Germany, Spain and New Zealand. 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 stingray, sea lions, and sea turtles.

Air Temp. 77 F

Water Temp. 73 F

Visibility 20 ft

 

Friday August 26th

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw sea turtles, sea lions, moray eels, parrot fish.

 

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

Air Temp. 76 F

Water Temp. 73 F

Visibility 20 ft

 

Saturday August 27th

We reached Wolf Island to dive with Galapagos sharks, hammerhead sharks, eagle rays, dolphins, tunas, bonitos, wahoos, creole and scorpion fish.

Air Temp. 75 F

Water Temp. 73 F

Visibility 30 ft

 

 

Sunday August 28th

On Sunday we went to Darwin, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we could see whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks and yellow fin tunas.

Air Temp. 75 F

Water Temp. 73 F

Visibility 60 ft

 

Monday August 29th

Around Darwin and Wolf we had other dive times, in which we saw dolphins, snapper fish, sea turtles, sea lions and barracudas.

Air Temp. 76 F

Water Temp. 75 F

Visibility 40 ft

 

Tuesday August 30th

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, penguins, sea lions and sea turtles.

Air Temp. 73 F

Water Temp. 58 F

Visibility 20 ft

 

Wednesday August 31st

On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. She was waiting for us with sea lions, eagle rays, marble rays, barracudas, scorpion fish 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. 73 F

Water Temp. 73 F

Visibility 20 ft

 

Thursday September 1st

 

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