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*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * Nov 16th- 23rd, 2017
Hello everybody, greetings from Galapagos! This past week we had on board visitors from Germany, USA, Israel, France, Romania Belgium, Switzerland and Russia. Our weather conditions during this week were in average: Water 70F and Air 78F. Our guests were Anna, Amy, Itai, Jon, Corinne, Larissa, Claude, Laurent, Mark, Christophe, Olivier, Sophie, Patrick, Alla, Yvon and Veronique.
We picked our guests up from Baltra airport and headed them out to their welcoming briefing for the Galapagos Aggressor experience. Later on, during the check dive we had conditions like *Air Temp. 78 F; *Water Temp. 68 F; *Visibility 25 ft; *Depth 30 ft. We saw tropical fish.
On Friday, we had dives in Punta Carrion and Punta Martinez: we moved to the north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw stingrays, lobsters, moray eels and tropical fish. These dives had conditions like: Air Temp. 78 F; Water Temp. 70 F and Visibility 25 ft. We went 99 ft deep.
Next day, we reached the northern islands up to Wolf Island, to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, golden caw rays, moray eels, sea turtles, sea lions, dolphins, jacks, scorpion fish and tropical fish. At this site, we dove with conditions like Air Temp. 79 F; Water Temp. 75 F; Visibility 60 ft and went 91 ft deep.
On Sunday we went to Darwin, another famous island in Galapagos. Here, we dove with whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, sea turtles, moray eels, jacks, dolphins, tunas and tropical fish. Our Sunday conditions were Air Temp. 79 F; Water Temp. 75 F; Visibility 70 ft and we went 105 ft deep.
Around Darwin and Wolf we saw whale sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, moray eels, eagle rays, sea lions, sea turtles, dolphins, jacks, scorpion fish and tropical fish on Monday. These dive sites received us with Air Temp. 78 F; Water Temp. 73 F and Visibility 50 ft. We went 105 ft deep.
Next day, we went down south. At Cabo Douglas and Punta Vicente Roca, Tuesday gave us the chance to see another variety of marine life: we could swim with bat fish, marine iguanas, cormorants, sea lions, sea turtles, stingrays, moray eels and tropical fish. We could see these marine life in conditions like *Air Temp. 76F; *Water Temp. 57 F; * Visibility 30 ft. This time, we had to go 115 ft deep.
On Wednesday, after a night navigation (going east), we could get to Cousins’ Rock. The rock was waiting for us with sea lions, white tip sharks, sea turtles, barracudas, moray eels, scorpion fish and tropical fish. The conditions we found in this site were: *Air Temp. 78 F; *Water Temp. 68 F; * Visibility 40 ft and we went 90 ft deep this time.
In the afternoon, we went to visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see the famous Galapagos tortoises in the wild wondering around at 400 mts above sea level.
We finished our cruise on Thursday, a week full of emotions and new friends. We just wanted to thank you for visiting us along the Galapagos Aggressor and hope to see you again for other new experiences!
Captain Rufino Chele
Chef Javier Choez
Steward Pedro Alvia
Instructors Walter Torres & Ruben Intriago