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Log Date: Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew









 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * April 21st-28th, 2016

CREW:

Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Alfredo Varela

Instructors             Walter & Ruben

Steward             Winter Basurto

 

GUESTS:

Christy, Glen, Mary Louise, Kristen, Courtney, Jean, Jacqueline, Bruce, Karen, Peter, Thomas William, James Patrick, Helen, Kristine

 

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 April 21st

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from USA, Australia and United Kingdom. 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 sting rays and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 72 F

* Visibility 15 ft

 

Friday April 22th

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw eagle rays, sea lions, white tip sharks, sea turtles, scorpion fish and barracudas.

 

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

*Air Temp. 74 F

*Water Temp. 70 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Saturday April 23rd

We reached Wolf Island to dive with mantas, eagle rays, sea turtles, sea lions, barracudas, white tip sharks, black tip sharks and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 72 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Sunday April 24th

Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could see the hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, black tip sharks, sea turtles , moray eels, stingrays, barracudas and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 77 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Monday April 25th

Around Darwin Island, we had another dive time, in which we saw hammerhead shaks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, scorpion fish, dolphins, sea lions, black tip sharks and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 74 F

* Visibility 30 ft

 

Tuesday April 26th

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 bat fish, sea horses, marine iguanas, sea lions, sea turtles, sting rays, penguins, cormorants and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 74 F

* Visibility 30 ft

 

Wednesday April 27th

On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. She was waiting for us with sea lions, sea turtles, barracudas, white tip sharks 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. 78 F

*Water Temp. 63 F

* Visibility 10 ft

 

Thursday April 28th

 

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