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Log Date: Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew









 



GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log October 13th-20th, 2016

 

CREW:

Captain             Jhon Carlos Yepez

Chef                         René Pinto

Instructors             Walter Torres/ Ruben Intriago

Steward             Winter Basurto

 

GUESTS: Thomas, Rebecca, Tom, Nicolas, John, Jocelyn, Neal, Jacqueline, Christoph, Herrie, Geert, Rudy, Joachim, Sofie, Matthew, Mary.

 

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 October 13th

We welcomed aboard visitors coming from USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium. 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 and sea lions.

*Air Temp. 81 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 40 ft

* Depth 30 ft

 

Friday October 14th

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw sea turtles, sea lions, mola molas, eagle rays and scorpion fish during these dives.

After the dives, we went on a land tour in Bartolome Island where we could see a volcanic and pristine landscape from the top of the walking trail.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 70 F

* Visibility 40 ft

* Depth 80 ft

 

Saturday October 15th

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

 

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 72 F

* Visibility 50 ft

* Depth 60 ft

 

Sunday October 16th

On Sunday we went to Darwin, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we could find the amazing whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, king angel fish, tunas, wahoos, dolphins and sea lions.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 60 ft

* Depth 80 ft

 

Monday October 17th

Around Darwin and Wolf we had other interesting dive times, in which we saw more sea turtles, whale sharks, dolphins, hammerhead sharks and cow nose rays.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 72 F

* Visibility 50 ft

* Depth 80 ft

 

Tuesday October 18th

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, cormorants, mola molas, sea turtles, sea lions and manta rays.  

*Air Temp. 75 F

*Water Temp. 56 F

* Visibility 10/50 ft

* Depth 80 ft

 

Wednesday October 19th

On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. It was waiting for us with sea lions, sea turtles, marble rays, snappers and groupers.

 

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. 75 F

*Water Temp. 58 F

* Visibility 40 ft

* Depth 60 ft

 

Thursday October 20th

 

We finished our cruise with the satisfaction of a great week. Thanks again for joining us along the Galapagos Aggressor, we will be waiting for another visit when you wish to come back... and we hope it is very soon!

 

Galapagos Aggressor Crew