*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * Jul 2nd- Jul 9th, 2015
*Air Temp. 84F
*Water Temp. 81F
* Visibility 21ft
Captain Juan Carlos Yépez
Chef Jose Saavedra
Instructors Richard & Nelson
Steward Winter Basurto
GUESTS: Janet, Ana Claudia, Ludovic, Yohan, Johan, Dirk, Jarrod, Erica, Joseph, Julie, Malgorzata, Christopher, Krista, Robert and Nicholas.
Thursday Jul 2nd
This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from USA, France, South Korea, Belgium and Canada. We picked them up from Itabaca Channel, located between Baltra and Santa Cruz Island.
We headed out to a briefing and to get ready for our check dive. We came up with a plan for the incoming days and later on, went to check dive and we saw our first stingrays, cow rays and a sea turtle.
Friday Jul 3rd
On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We found sea lions, scorpion fish and stingrays in our dives.
Late on, we had a land tour in Bartolome Island to see a volcanic and pristine land scape from the top.
Saturday Jul 4th
We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, wahoos, tunas, sea lions, eagle rays and scorpion fish.
Sunday Jul 5th
Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we were lucky to find Galapagos sharks, Hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, eagle rays, wahoo and tunas.
Monday Jul 6th
Cabo Marshall, is a special dive site for Mobula rays. Here, we were able to see Hammerhead sharks, Galapagos Sharks and Whale sharks.
Tuesday Jul 7th
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, we saw a mola mola, sea horses, sea lions, sea turtles, penguins, cormorants and horn sharks.
Wednesday, Jul 8th
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 sea lions, sea turtles, white tipped sharks, eagle rays 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, Jul 9th
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!