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Log Date: Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew









 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * Mar 30th – April 6th, 2017

 

CREW:

Captain             Jhon Carlos Yepez

Chef                         Alfredo Varela

Instructors             Walter Torres/ Rubén Intriago

Steward             Winter Basurto

 

GUESTS: Tanja, Nidhi, Martin, Usa, Aleksei, Warren, Maria, Lyle, Sharon, Paul, Anna & John

 

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 March 30th

This week, we welcomed aboard visitors coming from Germany, Argentina, Italy, Rusia and USA. 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. We saw stingrays, eagle rays and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 82 F

*Water Temp. 78 F

* Visibility 20 ft

* Depth 35 ft

 

Friday March 31st  

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw white tip sharks, sea turtles, eagle rays, sea lions 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. 83 F

*Water Temp. 81 F

* Visibility 45 ft

* Depth 108 ft

 

Saturday April 1st

We reached Cabo Marshall to dive with manta rays, eagle rays, hammerhead sharks, white tip sharks, black tip sharks, barracudas, sea turtles, stingrays and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 86 F

*Water Temp. 81 F

* Visibility 70 ft

* Depth 105 ft

 

Sunday April 2nd

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

*Air Temp. 89 F

*Water Temp. 82 F

* Visibility 60 ft

* Depth 95 ft

 

Monday April 3rd 

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

*Air Temp. 84 F

*Water Temp. 82 F

* Visibility 50 ft

* Depth 90 ft

 

 

Tuesday April 4th

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 bat fish, marine iguanas, sea turtles, sea lions, mola molas, moray eels and tropical fish.  

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 66 F

* Visibility 40 ft

* Depth 95 ft

 

Wednesday April 5th  

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, stingrays, barracudas, white tip sharks, scorpions 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. 82 F

*Water Temp. 78 F

* Visibility 45 ft

* Depth 90 ft

 

Thursday April 6th  

 

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