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Log Date: Thursday, Sep 08, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew

 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * September8th-15th, 2016

 

CREW:

Captain             Jhon Carlos Yepez

Chef                         Xavier Choez

Instructors             Walter & Ruben

Steward             Jonathan Salmerón

 

GUESTS:

Mouatez, Myan, Tamer, Yasushi, Takashi, Tamarin, Robert, Brett, Anthony, Shawn, Beverly, Jenny, Kira and Scott

 

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 8th

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from United Kingdom, Japan 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. During the check dive we saw white tipped sharks, stingrays, sea lions and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 72 F

* Visibility 40 ft

* Depth 35 ft

 

Friday September 9th

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw white tipped sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, sea lions, scorpion fish, tunas, moray eels, sea horses and tropical 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. 58 F

* Visibility 50 ft

* Depth 94 ft

 

Saturday September 10th

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

 

*Air Temp. 77 F

*Water Temp. 70 F

* Visibility 50 ft

* Depth 95 ft

 

 

Sunday September 11th

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

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 80 ft

* Depth 98 ft

 

Monday September 12th

Around Darwin and Wolf we had other dive times, in which we saw whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, black tipped sharks, jacks, tunas, dolphins, scorpions, moray eels, sea lions and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 77 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 80 ft

* Depth 92 ft

 

Tuesday September 13th

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, mola molas, bat fish, sea turtles, sea lions, stingrays, scorpion fish, octopus and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 76 F

*Water Temp. 58 F

* Visibility 50 ft

* Depth 110 ft

 

Wednesday September 14th

On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. She was waiting for us with sea lions, eagle rays, sea turtles, barracudas, moray eels, stingrays, white tipped sharks, scorpion 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.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 70 F

* Visibility 50 ft

* Depth 95 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