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Log Date: Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew

 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * February 2nd - 9th, 2017

 

CREW:

Captain             Jhon Carlos Yepez

Chef                         Rene Pinto

Instructors             Walter Torres/ Ruben Intriago

Steward             Winter Basurto

 

GUESTS: Nora, Sarah, Andrei, Vadim, Larisa, Dmitrii, Sarah, Phil, Konstantin, Anna, Aleksandra, Vladislav, William, Susan

 

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 February 2nd

This week, we welcomed aboard visitors coming from Germany, USA and 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 in which we saw tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 81 F

*Water Temp. 76 F

* Visibility 20 ft

* Depth 30 ft

 

Friday February 3rd  

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw white tip sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and tropical fish.

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. 81 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 30 ft

* Depth 110 ft

 

Saturday February 4th

We reached Cabo Marshall to dive with hammerhead sharks, white tip sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, moray eels, mantas, barracudas, stingrays, eagle rays, mobulas, scorpion and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 85 F

*Water Temp. 50 F

* Visibility 70 ft

* Depth 105 ft

 

Sunday February 5th

On Sunday we went to Wolf, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we could see hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, black tip sharks, barracudas, jacks, tunas, moray eels, sea lions, sea turtles, eagle rays and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 85 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 70 ft

* Depth 92 ft

 

Monday February 6th 

Around Darwin and Wolf we had other interesting dive times, in which we saw hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, jacks, dolphins, scorpion fish, sea turtles, moray eels, black tip sharks, tunas and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 85 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 60 ft

* Depth 89 ft

 

 

Tuesday February 7th

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, cormorants, octopus, stingrays, mola molas, sea lions, sea turtles, mobulas and tropical fish.  

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 66 F

* Visibility 30 ft

* Depth 105 ft

 

Wednesday February 8th

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, mobulas, moray eels, white tip sharks, barracudas, scorpion 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. 80 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 40 ft

* Depth 94 ft

 

Thursday February 9th

 

We finished our cruise with the satisfaction of a great week on board. 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