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Log Date: Thursday, Nov 03, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew

 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * November 3rd-10th, 2016

 

CREW:

Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Javier Choez

Instructors             Walter Torres/ Ruben Intriago

Steward             Winter Basurto

 

GUESTS: Yochay, Kimberly, Ania, Wojtek B., Miroslaw, Wojtek S, Gosia, Malgorzata, Rafal, Chris, Kerry, Ryan, Lars, Aldona

 

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 November 3rd

We welcomed aboard visitors coming from Israel, USA, Poland and Sweden. 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.

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 71 F

* Visibility 60 ft

* Depth 40 ft

 

Friday November 4th

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

After them, 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. 78 F

*Water Temp. 72 F

* Visibility 60 ft

* Depth 115 ft

 

Saturday November 5th

We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, black tip sharks, silky sharks, dolphins, barracudas, moray eels, sea turtles, tunas, jacks, eagle rays and tropical fish.

 

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 72 F

* Visibility 40 ft

* Depth 99 ft

 

Sunday November 6th

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

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 72 F

* Visibility 70 ft

* Depth 95 ft

 

Monday November 7th  

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

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 70 F

* Visibility 60 ft

* Depth 95 ft

 

Tuesday November 8th

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, bat fish, sting rays, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles and tropical fish.  

*Air Temp. 74 F

*Water Temp. 57 F

* Visibility 20 ft

* Depth 102 ft

 

Wednesday November 9th

On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. It was waiting for us with sea lions, mobulas, eagle rays, moray eels, sea turtles, white tip sharks, barracudas 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 November 10th

 

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