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Log Date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew









 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * June 30th- July 7th, 2016

 

CREW:

Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Alfredo Varela

Instructors             Richard & Nelson

Steward             Winter Basurto

 

GUESTS:

Shannon, Jeff, Daniel, Ana, Seth, Carissa, Charles, Gay, Cesar, Pedro, Rhiana, Aline, Dominick, Paul, Arlene, James

 

DIVE SITES:

Thursday – Check dive at Itabaca Channel

Friday – Punta Carrión

Saturday – Wolf Island

Sunday – Darwin Island

Monday – Darwin & Wolf Island

Tuesday –Punta Vicente Roca

Wednesday – Cousins Rock

 

Thursday June 30th

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from USA, Spain, Canada and Brazil. 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 the check dive we saw sea lions, cow nose rays, sting rays, creole fish, Mexican hogfish and grunt fish.

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 71-73 F

* Visibility 30 ft

 

Friday July 1st

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw mola molas, sea lions, sea turtles, king angel fish and wrasse fish.

 

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

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 71-73 F

* Visibility 30 ft

 

Saturday July 2nd

We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, tunas, black tip sharks and parrot fish.

*Air Temp. 79-80 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 30 ft

 

 

Sunday July 3rd

On Sunday we went to Darwin, one of the most famous ones in Galapagos. Here, we could see the whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, tunas, dolphins, jacks and African pompano fish.

*Air Temp. 78-80 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 60 ft

 

Monday July 4th

Around Darwin and Wolf we had other dive times, in which we saw barracudas, bonitos, tunas, sea turtles, sea lions, wahoos, king angel fish, scorpion fish, hog fish and wrasse fish.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 73-75 F

* Visibility 50 ft

 

Tuesday July 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, sea horses, mola molas, leather bass, damselfish, grunt fish and black striped salemas.

*Air Temp. 75 F

*Water Temp. 60-64 F

* Visibility 80-20 ft

 

Wednesday July 6th

On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. She was waiting for us with barracudas, sea lions, sea turtles, eagle rays, manta rays, marble rays, creole fish, grunts, parrot fish and puffer 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. 70 F

* Visibility 50 ft

 

Thursday July 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