*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * November 26th- December 3rd, 2015
*Air Temp. 82 F
*Water Temp. 78 F
* Visibility 60ft
Captain Rufino Chele
Chef Alfredo Varela
Instructors Richard & Nelson
Steward Winter Basurto
GUESTS: Louise, Sharron, Inese, Jelena, Stephen, Paul, Steven, Andrew, Marc, Peter, Sean, Debra, Richard, Louisa, Mark, Alan.
Thursday November 26th
This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from Sweden. 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 swam with eagle rays, stingrays and one white tip reef shark.
Friday November 27th
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 mobula rays, white tip shars, grouper, snapper, moray eels, sea turtles and sea lions.
We had a land tour in Bartolome Island to see a volcanic and pristine land scape from the top.
Saturday November 28th
We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammer head sharks, Galapagos sharks, yellow fin tunas and snapper fish.
Sunday November 29th
Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could dive with whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, yellow fin tunas, wahoos and barracudas.
Monday November 30th
We stayed at Wolf and Darwin area to dive with dolphins, sea lions, sea turtles, tunas, wahoos and hammerhead sharks.
Tuesday December 1st
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 swim with sea horses, sea lions, sea turtles, penguins, cormorants and red lipped bat fish.
We could see the largest fish on earth the “Mola Ramsayi”, magnificent creature.
Wednesday, December 2nd
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 eagle rays, white tip sharks, hammerhead sharks, sea lions and sea turtles.
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, December 3rd
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!