*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * September 24th-October 1st, 2015
*Air Temp. 79 F
*Water Temp. 80 F
* Visibility 69ft
Captain Jhon Carlos Yepez
Chef Alfredo Varela
Instructors Walter & Ruben
Steward Winter Basurto
GUESTS: Xueying, Li, Xiaowen, Yu, BaoQuan, Ning, Xiaohan, Lulu, Yao, Wa, Qin, Hao, Shan, Xuan, Xuefeng
Thursday September 24th
This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming mainly from China and Canada, . 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 sea lions, stingrays and tropical fish.
Friday September 25th
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 manta rays, eagle rays, sea turtles, sea lions, stingrays, sea star and tropical fish.
We had a land tour in Bartolome Island to see a volcanic and pristine land scape from the top.
Saturday September 26th
We reached Wolf Island to dive with whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, galapagos sharks, dolphins, eagle rays, sea turtles, jacks and tropical sharks.
Sunday September 27th
Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could dive with hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, jacks, dolphins, sea turtles, moray eels and tropical fish.
Monday September 28th
We stayed at Wolf and Darwin area to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, moray eels, scorpion fish, jacks, sea turtles and tropical fish.
Tuesday September 29th
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.
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, sea lions, turtles, sea horses, bat fish, stingrays, golden caw fish and tropical fish.
We could see the largest fish on earth the “Mola Ramsayi”, magnificent creature.
Wednesday, September 30th
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 since we saw sea lions, sea turtles, moray eels, barracudas, eagle rays and white tip sharks.
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 the lava tunnels. Later on, we went to enjoy Puerto Ayora, the local people and some shopping time.
Thursday, October 1st
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!