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Log Date: Thursday, Dec 08, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew









 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * Dec 8th-15th, 2016

 

CREW:
Captain             Rufino Chele
Chef                         Rene Pinto
Instructors             Nelson Martinez/ Richard Vera
Steward             Winter Basurto


GUESTS: Arty, Viktor, Evgeny S., Sergey, Vladimir T., Vladimir K., Pavel V., Evgeny V., Aleksandr, Pavel T, Mikhail, Elena, Ivan, Inna, Ekaterina, Irina.

 

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 December 8th

This week, we welcomed aboard visitors coming from Russia. We picked them up from Baltra Airport and the Itabaca Channel in the morning and headed out to a briefing and to get ready for our check dive.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 15 ft

* Depth 30 ft

 

Friday December 9th  

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw a hammerhead shark, a sea lion and a sea turtle.

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. 75 F

*Water Temp. 64/75 F

* Visibility 30 ft

* Depth 80 ft

 

Saturday December 10th  

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

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 77 F

* Visibility 60 ft

* Depth 60 ft

 

Sunday December 11th  

On Sunday we went to Darwin, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we could see sea turtles, sea lions, dolphins, silky sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks and butterfly fish.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 77 F

* Visibility 60 ft

* Depth 60 ft

 

Monday December 12th 

Around Darwin and Wolf we had other interesting dive times, in which we saw king angel fish, bonitos, tunas and parrot fish.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 77 F

* Visibility 60 ft

* Depth 60 ft

 

Tuesday December 13th

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 mola molas, marine iguanas, sea lions, sea horses, sea turtles, flyless cormorants and groupers.  

*Air Temp. 74 F

*Water Temp. 62 F

* Visibility 30 ft

* Depth 80 ft

 

Wednesday December 14th

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

 

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. 68 F

* Visibility 30 ft

* Depth 60 ft

 

Thursday December 15th

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