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Log Date: Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew









 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * September15th-22nd, 2016

 

CREW:

Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Alfredo Varela

Instructors             Richard Vera/ Nelson Martinez

Steward             Jonathan Salmerón

 

GUESTS:

Satoru, Eiichiro, Daisuke, Ayumi, Satomi, Yukiko, Yoshiaki, Masanori, Naoko, Kohsuke, Junko, Yukiko, Masayuki, Hirofumi, Yoko and Hiroshi

 

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 15th

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from Japan. 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 stingrays, sea turtles and sea lions.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 70 F

* Visibility 20 ft

* Depth 30 ft

 

Friday September 16th

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw sea lions, a mola mola and stingrays.

 

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

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 63 F

* Visibility 20 ft

* Depth 100 ft

 

Saturday September 17th

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

 

*Air Temp. 71 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 40 ft

* Depth 80 ft

 

 

Sunday September 18th

On Sunday we went to Darwin, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we could see scorpion fish, wahoos, groupers, snappers and creole fish, sea lions, sea turtles and whale sharks .

*Water Temp. 72 F

* Visibility 40 ft

* Depth 90 ft

 

Monday September 19th

Around Darwin and Wolf we had other dive times, in which we saw hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks and dolphins.

*Water Temp. 71 F

* Visibility 50 ft

* Depth 90 ft

 

Tuesday September 20th

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 marine iguanas, sea lions, sea turtles, sea horses, penguins and cormorants.

*Water Temp. 60/57 F

* Visibility 20 ft

* Depth 110 ft

 

Wednesday September 21st

On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. She was waiting for us with 2 manta rays, eagle rays, marble rays, sea lions and sea turtles.

 

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.

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 40 ft

* Depth 60 ft

 

Thursday September 22nd

 

We finished our cruise having the sensation of a lovely week for our visitors. Thanks again for joining us along the Galapagos Aggressor; we hope to have your visit again very soon!

 

 

Galapagos Aggressor Crew