*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captains Log * Jun 11th-18th, 2015
*Air Temp. 82F
*Water Temp. 81F
* Visibility 69ft
Captain Rufino Chele
Chef Alfredo Varela
Instructors Walter & Ruben
Steward Jorge Basurto
GUESTS: Detlev, Tony, Sungsoon, Hyongjun, Hyerim, Ludmila, Murray, Robert, Soosun, Kyuhun, Insoo, Seungchul, Junghyang, Hyunbum, Pierre and Jungsook.
Thursday Jun 11th
This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from New Zealand, South Korea, and USA. We picked them up from Itabaca Channel, located between Baltra and Santa Cruz Island. We had our checkout dive in calm and shallow water with sea lions, sting rays and sea turtles.
Friday Jun 12th
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 hammerhead sharks, white tipped shark, sea turtles, mobulas and tropical fish.
Late on, we had a land tour in Bartolome Island to see a volcanic and pristine land scape from the top.
Saturday Jun 13th
We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, eagle rays, jacks, scorpion, moray eels, tunas, marbel rays and tropical fish.
Sunday Jun 14th
Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we were lucky to find whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, jacks, moray eels, tiger shark and tropical fish.
Monday Jun 15th
Cabo Marshall, is a special dive site for Mobula rays. Here, we were able to see whale sharks, silky sharks, moray eels, hammerhead sharks, jacks, dolphin, tuna, moray, sea turtles, scorpions and tropical fish.
Tuesday Jun 16th
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, sea turtles, bat fish, sea lions, penguins, cormorants, octopus, sea horses, stingrays, salemas and tropical fish were able to be found here.
Wednesday, Jun 17th
During the morning, we went to Cousins 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 sea lions, sea turtles, eagle rays, sting rays, moray eels, white tipped sharks, mobulas, scorpion and tropical 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 18th
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!