*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * November 19th- 26th, 2015
*Air Temp. 80 F
*Water Temp. 79 F
* Visibility 58ft
Captain Jhon Carlos Yepez
Chef Alfredo Varela
Instructors Walter & Ruben
Steward Winter Basurto
GUESTS: Richard, Myungsoo, Maxence, Tyler, Andrew, Alexander, Jonathan, Andrew, Courtney, Nazar, Katharine, Stephanie, Jane, Marvin, Sandra
Thursday, November 19th
This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from USA, South Korea and France. We picked them from Itabaca Channel, located between Baltra and Santa Cruz Island. We had our checkout dive in calm and shallow water with sea lions and stingrays.
Friday, November 20th
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 dive with mobulas, white tip sharks, hammerhead sharks, barracudas, sea lions, sea turtles, eagle rays, moray eels and tropical fish.
We had a land tour in Bartolome Island to see a volcanic and pristine land scape from the top.
Saturday, November 21st
We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, sea turtles, tiger sharks, scorpion fish, jacks, moray eels and tropical fish.
Sunday, November 22nd
Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could dive with hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, black tip sharks, moray eels, sea turtles, jacks, tunas, dolphins, scorpion and tropical fish.
Monday, November 23rd
We stayed at Wolf and Darwin area to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, moray eels, eagle rays, jacks, dolphins, silky sharks and tropical fish.
Tuesday, November 24th
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 bat fish, sea lions, sea turtles, barracudas, salemas, stingrays, penguins, cormorants and tropical fish.
Wednesday, November 25th
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, barracudas, scorpions, eagle rays, stingrays, white tip sharks 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 the lava tunnels. Later on, we went to enjoy Puerto Ayora, the local people and some shopping time.
Thursday, November 26th
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!