*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * Dec 14th -21st, 2017
Hello dear friends, greeting from Galapagos! Our guests during this week came from USA, Germany, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, Poland, Singapore and China. They were Bruce, Resurrección, Manuel, Masaru, Ken, Linda, Gimin, Daehyun, Stephanie, Karyn, Scott, Beata, Joey, Amanda, Zhuhui and Huabing.
Our average weather conditions during this week were Water 67F and Air 77F.
We picked our guests up from Baltra airport and the Itabaca Channel, headed them out to their welcoming briefing for the Galapagos Aggressor experience. Later on, during the check dive we saw tropical fish and had conditions like *Air Temp. 76 F; *Water Temp. 66 F; *Visibility 20 ft; *Depth 30 ft.
On Friday, we had dives in Punta Carrion and Punta Martinez: we moved to the north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw sea lion, sea turtles, white tip shark, sea stars, scorpion fish and tropical fish. These dives had conditions like: Air Temp. 76 F; Water Temp. 61F and Visibility 20 ft. We went 110 ft deep.
Next day, we reached the northern islands up to Wolf Island, to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, black tip sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, barracudas, scorpion fish, dolphins, tunas, moray eels, jacks and tropical fish. At this site, we dove with conditions like Air Temp. 79 F; Water Temp. 73 F; Visibility 30 ft and went 92 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, dolphins, jacks, sea turtles, moray eels, scorpions, tunas and tropical fish. Our Sunday conditions were Air Temp. 78 F; Water Temp. 73 F; Visibility 25 ft and we went 90 ft deep.
Around Darwin and Wolf we saw whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, black tip sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, moray eels, jacks, dolphins and tropical fish on Monday. These dive sites received us with Air Temp. 78 F; Water Temp. 70 F and Visibility 20 ft. We went 98 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, sea robins, mola molas, sea turtles, sea lions and tropical fish. We could see these marine life in conditions like *Air Temp. 76F; *Water Temp. 57 F; * Visibility 25 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, sea turtles, barracudas, eagle rays, stingrays, white tip sharks and tropical fish. The conditions we found in this site were: *Air Temp. 77 F; *Water Temp. 66 F; * Visibility 40 ft and we went 89 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 Alfredo Varela
Steward Winter Basurto
Instructors Walter Torres & Ruben Intriago