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Log Date: Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew









 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * September22nd-29th, 2016

 

CREW:

Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Alfredo Varela

Instructors             Richard Vera/ Nelson Martinez

Steward             Jonathan Salmerón

 

GUESTS:

Majoy, Maria Silvia, Michael, Kalli, Connie, Yasuaki, Ross, Yi, Cathleen, David, Katherine, Yanggyu, San, Sara

 

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 22nd

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

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 20 ft

* Depth 30 ft

 

Friday September 23rd

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw stingrays, manta rays, mobulas rays, sea turtles and a hammerhead shark.

 

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. 75 F

* Visibility 30 ft

* Depth 80 ft

 

Saturday September 24th

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

 

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 76 F

* Visibility 50 ft

* Depth 60 ft

 

 

Sunday September 25th

On Sunday we went to Darwin, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we could see whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, black tipped sharks, jacks, tunas, wahoos and snappers.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 79 F

* Visibility 70 ft

* Depth 60 ft

 

Monday September 26th

Around Darwin and Wolf we had other dive times, in which we saw whale sharks, creole fish, sea turtles, sea lions and groupers.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 78 F

* Visibility 60 ft

* Depth 60 ft

 

Tuesday September 27th

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 penguins, stingrays, sea lions, marine iguanas, sea turtles and also cormorants.  

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 57 F

* Visibility 20 ft

* Depth 50 ft

 

Wednesday September 28th

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

 

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. 80 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 30 ft

* Depth 50 ft

 

Thursday September 29th

 

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