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Log Date: Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew

 

*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * March 31st – April 7th, 2016

 

CREW:

Captain             Héctor Vásconez

Chef                         Javier Chóez

Instructors             Richard, Nelson & Ruben

Steward             Winter Basurto

 

GUESTS:

Stephanie, Joshua, Johanna, Adam, Alison, Vernon, Jesus, Susan, Daniel, Marta, Peter, Mirja, William, David 

 

DIVE SITES:

Thursday – Check dive at Itabaca Channel

Friday – Punta Carrión

Saturday – Wolf Island

Sunday – Darwin Island

Monday – Wolf Island

Tuesday –Punta Vicente Roca

Wednesday – Cousins Rock

 

Thursday March 31st

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from USA, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain and Australia. We picked them up from Baltra Airport in the morning and headed out to a briefing and to get ready for our check dive. During our check out time we saw stingrays and sea lions.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 79 F

* Visibility 30 ft

 

Friday April 1st

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We were able to see mobulas, white tip sharks, moray eels, sea turtle, white sharks, hammerhead sharks, eagle rays, scorpion fish, sea lions and tropical fish.

 

Late on, we had a land tour in Bartolome Island to see a volcanic and pristine land scape from the top.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 79 F

* Visibility 50 ft

 

 

Saturday April 2nd

We reached Wolf Island to dive with manta rays, mobulas, eagle rays, hammerhead, white and black tip sharks, moray eels, sea turtles, sea lions mola molas and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 81 F

* Visibility 60 ft

 

Sunday April 3rd

Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could see the hammerhead and Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, sea turtles, dolphins, silky sharks, moray eels, jacks, tunas, sea lions and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 81 F

*Water Temp. 81 F

* Visibility 80 ft

 

Monday April 4th

Around Darwin Island, we had another dive time, in which we saw hammerhead, silky and Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, moray eels, Garden eels, jacks, tunas, dolphins, scorpion and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 81 F

*Water Temp. 81 F

* Visibility 80 ft

 

Tuesday April 5th

Going down south, at Cabo Douglas and Punta Vicente Roca, Tuesday gave us the chance to see other variety of the marine life: we could swim with marine iguanas, sea lions, sea turtles, bat fish sting rays, moray eels, cat shark, sea horses and tropical fish joined us one more time.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 76 F

* Visibility 20 ft

 

Wednesday April 6th

On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. She was waiting for us with sea lions, sea turtles, eagle rays, barracudas and tropical fish.

 

Later on, we went to visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see the famous giant tortoises: the Galapagos were peacefully walking around the place, in the wild. It was a precious moment.

*Air Temp. 81 F

*Water Temp. 79 F

* Visibility 70 ft

 

Thursday April 7th

 

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!

 

 

Galapagos Aggressor Crew