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Log Date: Thursday, Aug 04, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew

 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * August 4th-11th, 2016

CREW:

Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Rene Pinto

Instructors             Water & Ruben

Steward             Winter Basurto

 

GUESTS:

Jean Daniel, Daniela, Sarah, Sabine, Silas, Rolf, Peter, Karin, Herve, Elisabeth, Francis, Francoise, Daniel, Maria Rosa, Roger, Sandra

 

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 August 4th

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from Switzerland and Belgium. 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 white tip sharks, stingrays and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 60 ft

 

Friday August 5th

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

 

Later 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. 73 F

* Visibility 50 ft

 

Saturday August 6th

We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, jacks, barracudas, scorpion fish, tunas, sea turtles and tropical fish

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 30 ft

 

Sunday August 7th

On Sunday we went to Darwin, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we could see hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, black tip sharks, Galapagos sharks, jacks, sea turtles, tunas, dolphins, scorpion and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 30 ft

 

Monday August 8th

Around Darwin and Wolf we had other dive times, in which we saw whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, siky sharks, barracudas, sea turtles, sea lions, jacks, tunas and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 30 ft

 

Tuesday August 9th

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, torpedo rays, stingrays, sea lions, scorpion fish, sea turtles and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 59 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Wednesday August 10th

On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. She was waiting for us with sea lions, sea turtles, barracudas, eagle rays, mobulas, scorpions, 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. 80 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Thursday August 11th

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