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Log Date: Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew









 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * October 20th-27th, 2016

 

CREW:

Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Javier Choez

Instructors             Nelson Martinez/ Richard Vera

Steward             Winter Basurto

 

GUESTS: Kristina, Malin, Uwe, Jorgen, Maria, Camilla, Mattias, Martin, Ann, Stefan, Gene, Jean, Rudolf, Sigrun, Karin, Ulrik

 

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 20th

We welcomed aboard visitors coming from Sweden, Germany, Norway 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 sea lions.

*Air Temp. 76 F

*Water Temp. 70 F

* Visibility 20 ft

* Depth 30 ft

 

Friday October 21th

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw a mobula ray, sea turtles, sting rays, snappers and groupers 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. 75 F

*Water Temp. 58 F

* Visibility 40 ft

* Depth 90 ft

 

Saturday October 22th

We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, sea lions and sea turtles.

 

*Air Temp. 73 F

*Water Temp. 64 F

* Visibility 30 ft

* Depth 60 ft

 

Sunday October 23rd

On Sunday we went to Darwin, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we could find the hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, jacks, tunas, runners and silky sharks.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 72 F

* Visibility 40 ft

* Depth 80 ft

 

Monday October 24th

Around Darwin and Wolf we had other interesting dive times, in which we saw whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays and sea lions.

*Air Temp. 76 F

*Water Temp. 70 F

* Visibility 50 ft

* Depth 60 ft

 

Tuesday October 25th

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, cormorants, sea lions, sea turtles, marble rays and horn sharks.  

*Air Temp. 70 F

*Water Temp. 58 F

* Visibility 80 ft

* Depth 80 ft

 

Wednesday October 26th

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

 

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. 73 F

*Water Temp. 66 F

* Visibility 30 ft

* Depth 60 ft

 

Thursday October 27th

 

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