*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * Jun 04th -11th, 2015
*Air Temp. 84F
*Water Temp. 80F
* Visibility 37ft
Captain Jhon Carlos Yépez
Chef Alfredo Varela
Instructors Nelson & Richard
Steward Jorge Basurto
GUESTS: Anthony, Belinda, Sandra, Gyaesuk, Megan, Brynjar, Jhon, Tammera, Todd, Lee, Baek, Heungsuk and Jagwang
Thursday Jun 04th
This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from USA, Australia, Switzerland, Norway and South Korea. We picked them up from Itabaca Channel, located between Baltra and Santa Cruz Island. We had our checkout dive in calm and shallow water.
Friday Jun 05th
On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island and then at Punta Carrión in Bartolome Island. We were able to see sea lions, sea turtles, white tipped sharks and eagle rays.
Late on, we had a land tour in Bartolome Island to see a volcanic and pristine land scape from the top.
Saturday Jun 6th
We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, yellow fin tunas, wahoos, macarelas, jacks, dolphins and sea turtles.
Sunday Jun 7th
Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we were lucky to find sea lions, creole fish, manta rays, scorpion fish, goat fish, grouper and snapper fish.
Monday Jun 8th
Cabo Marshall, is a special dive site for Mobula rays. Here, we were able to see moray eels, garden eels, sardine fish and rainbow runner.
Tuesday Jun 9th
At Fernandina Island, we had a really special place to dive with Marine Iguanas eating algae where the smallest ones wait for the low tide to eat. With them, salema fish, bat fish, orcas, sea lions, sea turtles, sea horses, mola molas and penguins were able to be found here.
Wednesday, Jun 10th
During the morning, we went to Cousin’s rock, located close to east side of Santiago Island. This day, nostalgic for our guests, since it was the last dive of the trip was a nice good bye, we saw flyless cormorants, eagle rays, sea turtles, sea lions, white tipped sharks and scorpion fish.
In the afternoon we had a land tour Santa Cruz Island were you easily notice the different vegetation and wheatear conditions in such small place, even from the bus ride. We saw giant tortoises in the wild and later on, we went to enjoy Puerto Ayora, the local people and some shopping time.
Thursday, Jun 11th
We said our farewells to our guests, feeling a little bit sad that our group was leaving us, but having the sensation of a great week. Thanks again for joining us along the Galapagos Aggressor; we hope to see you again soon!