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Log Date: Thursday, Sep 01, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew

 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * September 1st-8th, 2016

 

CREW:

Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Xavier Choez

Instructors             Walter & Ruben

Steward             Winter Basurto

 

GUESTS:

Abe, Christopher, Cole, Nino, Michael, Richard, Brett, Kimberly, Constance, Brittany, Alexander, Rebecca, Stephen, Andrea, Cheryl and Jacqueline

 

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 September 1st

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from 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. During the check dive we saw eagle rays and sea lions.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 72 F

* Visibility 50 ft

* Depth 55 ft

 

Friday September 2nd

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

 

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

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 50 ft

* Depth 120 ft

 

Saturday September 3rd

We reached Wolf Island to dive with Hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, moray eels, silky sharks, scorpion fish, barracudas, sea turtles, sea lions and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 80 ft

* Depth 91 ft

 

 

Sunday September 4th

On Sunday we went to Darwin, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we could see hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, black tipped sharks, sea turtles, moray eels, sea lions, tunas, dolphins, scorpions and tropical fish .

*Air Temp. 81 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 80 ft

* Depth 92 ft

 

Monday September 5th

Around Darwin and Wolf we had other dive times, in which we saw hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, dolphins, eagle rays, moray eels, tunas, bonitos and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 81 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 70 ft

* Depth 101 ft

 

Tuesday September 6th

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 orcas, bat fish, marine iguanas, sea lions, sea turtles, stingrays and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 60 F

* Visibility 40 ft

* Depth 121 ft

 

Wednesday September 7th

On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. She was waiting for us with mantas, eagle rays, moray eels, sea turtles, barracudas, sea lions, mobulas and tropical fish.

 

Later on, we went to visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see the famous giant Galapagos which were peacefully walking around, in the wild. It was a precious moment.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 72 F

* Visibility 50 ft

* Depth 97 ft

 

 

Thursday September 8th

 

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