*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log *August 13th - 27th, 2015
*Air Temp. 79 F
*Water Temp. 73 F
* Visibility 38ft
Captain Juan Carlos Yepez
Chef Javier Choez
Instructors Richard & Nelson
Steward Jorge Basurto
GUESTS: Napong, Jakkapong, Chainarong, Sitthiporn, Ekaluck, Teuhour, Puri, Alicia Ann, Adisorn, Touchatorn, Siriorn, Vincent, Nat, Henry, Nattaphon, Pakinai
Thursday August 13th
This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from Thailand and Cambodia. We picked them from Itabaca Channel, located between Baltra and Santa Cruz Island. We had our checkout dive in calm and shallow water where we saw a couple of sea lions.
Friday August 14th
On Friday, we had our dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We were able to see hammerhead sharks, and white tipped sharks.
Saturday August 15th
We reached Cowley Islet to dive with sea turtles, sea lions, mantas, mobulas, Galapagos sharks and hammerhead sharks.
Sunday August 16th
Sunday started with a new islet, Albany, to dive with eagle rays, sea lions, sea turtles, surgeon fish, steel pompanos, and grunts.
Monday August 17th
Cabo Marshall, is a special dive site for Mantas and Mobula rays. Here, the elegant manta ray passing besides us, with its extended curve fins ready to suck the plankton. Also, creole fish, white tipped reef sharks, sting rays, eagle rays, sea turtles, sea lions, tunas and wahoos where seen in this site.
Tuesday August 18th
We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, moray eels, sea turtles and sea lions.
Wednesday, August 19th
Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could dive with whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, yellow fish, tunas, jacks, wahoos and dolphins.
Thursday, August 20th and Friday 21st
We went back to Wolf Island and saw more hammerhead sharks combined with hog fish, Galapagos Sharks and silky sharks.
Saturday August 22nd
Roca Redonda, located off the north coast of Isabela Island, is famous for its underwater fumaroles. At this site we were able to see hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, king angel fish and harlequin wrasse.
Sunday August 23rd
At Fernandina Island, we had a really special place in Cabo Douglas where we dove with Marine Iguanas that were eating algae. Also penguins, cormorants and harlequin wrasse were seen during our dives.
Monday August 24th
During out afternoon dive at Punta Vicente Roca (North West of Isabela Island), a magnificent landscape that shows the uniqueness of western Galapagos volcanoes where a collapse caldera floor is revealed, was a perfect place to see penguins, flightless cormorant, sea lions, sea horses and
We could see the largest fish on earth the “Mola Ramsayi”, magnificent creature.
Tuesday August 25th
During the morning, we went to Cousin’s rock, located close to east side of Santiago Island. We saw sea lions, sea turtles, white tipped reef sharks and eagle rays… great activity of the marine life at the black coral.
Wednesday, August 26th
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 went to enjoy Puerto Ayora, the local people and some shopping time.
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!