*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * Jun 1st-8th, 2017
Saludos desde Galapagos! Our week on this past cruise was pretty interesting, we welcomed aboard our guests from Thailand: Pipat, Isoon, Korakot, Kanitha, Sureerat, Nicharass, Dham, Soda, Rani, Saroj, Thapanee, Kamonpan, Oat, Maschima, Tor and Pat.
We picked them up from Baltra Airport on Jun 1st and headed out to a briefing for the Galapagos experience.
Friday Jun 2nd
On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion, at the north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw sea turtles, stingrays, sea lions, eagle rays, white tip sharks and tropical fish. These dives had *Air Temp. 78 F; *Water Temp. 73 F; * Visibility 40 ft and we went 115 ft deep.
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.
Saturday Jun 3rd
We reached the north of the archipelago, up to Wolf Island, to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, eagle rays, sea turtles, jacks, dolphins tunas, black tip sharks and tropical fish. At this dive site, we dove with conditions like *Air Temp. 79 F, *Water Temp. 72 F; * Visibility 40 ft and went 94 ft deep.
Sunday Jun 4th
On Sunday we went to Darwin, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we dove with hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, sea turtles, tunas, dolphins, scorpions, jacks, Galapagos sharks, black tip sharks and tropical fish. Our Sunday conditions were *Air Temp. 79 F; *Water Temp. 72 F; * Visibility 50 ft and we went 85 ft deep.
Monday Jun 5th
Around Darwin and Wolf we had other interesting dive times, in which we saw hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, dolphins, eagle rays, sea turtles, jacks, scorpions and tropical fish. These dive sites received us with *Air Temp. 78 F; *Water Temp. 70 F and * Visibility 40 ft. We went 96 ft deep.
Tuesday Jun 6th
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, sea turtles, sea lions, stingrays, mola molas, salemas, bull head sharks and tropical sharks. We could see these marine life in conditions like *Air Temp. 78 F; *Water Temp. 66 F; * Visibility 30 ft. This time, we had to go 110 ft deep.
Wednesday Jun 7th
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, barracudas, moray eels, stingrays and tropical fish. A little bit similar conditions were found in this site: *Air Temp. 78 F; *Water Temp. 72 F; * Visibility 50 ft and we went 87 ft deep this time.
During our visit to the highlands of Santa Cruz, we saw the Galapagos, famous giant tortoises who walk freely around the whole area.
Thursday Jun 8th
We finished our cruise with great memories of the experiences on board. It was a pleasure to have your visit again in Galapagos, thanks for joining us along the Galapagos Aggressor.
We hope you had enjoyed our National Park and your dive week.
Captain Rufino Chele
Chef Alfredo Varela
Steward Winter Basurto
Instructors Walter Torres/ Ruben Intriago