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*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * Dec 7th- 14th, 2017
Hello dear friends, greeting from Galapagos! Our guests during this week came from Perú, USA, France, Sweden, Canada, Ukraine and Spain. They were Jacques, Barbara, Mike, Jennifer, Guy, Phillippe, Nils, Nick, Sergiy, Oleksii, Natalia, Kostiantyn, Oleana, Oleksandr, Eduardo and Elena.
Our average weather conditions during this week were Water 67F and Air 76F.
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 saw stingrays and tropical fish and had conditions like *Air Temp. 78 F; *Water Temp. 68 F; *Visibility 25 ft; *Depth 35 ft.
On Friday, we had dives in Punta Carrion and Punta Martinez: we moved to the north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw Galapagos sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and tropical fish. These dives had conditions like: Air Temp. 75 F; Water Temp. 59 F and Visibility 25 ft. We went 118 ft deep.
Next day, we reached the northern islands up to Wolf Island, to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, barracudas, dolphins, mantas, scorpion fish, sea lions, sea turtles, black tip sharks and tropical fish. At this site, we dove with conditions like Air Temp. 77 F; Water Temp. 75 F; Visibility 60 ft and went 89 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, eagle rays, moray eels, dolphins, garden eels and tropical fish. Our Sunday conditions were Air Temp. 79 F; Water Temp. 77 F; Visibility 50 ft and we went 102 ft deep.
Around Darwin and Wolf we saw hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, black tip sharks, dolphins, moray eels, jacks, sea turtles, moray eels, sea lions and tropical fish on Monday. These dive sites received us with Air Temp. 76 F; Water Temp. 66 F and Visibility 60 ft. We went 110 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, torpedo rays, stingrays, sea lions, sea turtles and tropical fish. We could see these marine life in conditions like *Air Temp. 75F; *Water Temp. 57 F; * Visibility 45 ft. This time, we had to go 105 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, barracudas, sea turtles, moray eels, mobulas, eagle rays and tropical fish. The conditions we found in this site were: *Air Temp. 75 F; *Water Temp. 64 F; * Visibility 50 ft and we went 90 ft deep this time.
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 Alfredo Varela
Steward Winter Basurto
Instructors Walter Torres & Ruben Intriago