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Log Date: Thursday, Apr 28, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew









 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * April 28th- May 5th, 2016

 

CREW:

Captain             Juan Carlos Yepez

Chef                         Alfredo Varela

Instructors             Nelson & Richard

Steward             Jorge Ballesteros

 

GUESTS:

Armand, Tamara, Keiko, Shizuka, Ko, Yuri, Jo, Jun, Alexander, Kouji, Noriko, Norihisa, Ayami, Hiroko, Hamish

 

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 28th

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from Japan and United Kingdom and Armand and Tamara from Netherlands in their second week on board. We picked them up from Baltra Airport in the morning and headed out to a briefing and to get ready for our check dive.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 20ft

 

Friday April 29th

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw mola molas, sea lions, sea turtles and white tip sharks.

 

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. 75 F

* Visibility 20 ft

 

Saturday April 30th

We reached Wolf Island to dive with mantas, mobula rays, mola molas, Galapagos sharks and eagle rays.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 30 ft

 

Sunday May 1st

Sunday started with a new island, Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could see the hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, moray eels, and eagle rays.

*Air Temp. 81 F

*Water Temp. 78 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Monday May 2nd

Around Darwin Island, we had another dive time, in which we saw dolphin, tunas, sharks, sea lions, big eyed jacks and sea turtles.

*Air Temp. 81 F

*Water Temp. 78 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Tuesday May 3rd

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 penguins, cormorants, mola molas, sharks, sea turtles and snappers.

*Air Temp. 75 F

*Water Temp. 60 F

* Visibility 60 & 20 ft

 

Wednesday May 4th

On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. She was waiting for us with a school of eagle rays, sea lions, sea turtles and creole 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. 75 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 30 ft

 

Thursday May 5th

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. Some of our guests celebrated with us important number of dives during our trip.

 

Thanks again for joining us along the Galapagos Aggressor; we hope to see you again soon!

 

Galapagos Aggressor Crew