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Log Date: Thursday, Aug 18, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew









 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * August 18th-25th, 2016

CREW:

Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Xavier Choez

Instructors             Richard & Nelson

Steward             Winter Basurto

 

GUESTS:

Ross, Wendy, Peter, Michael, Gianfranco, Maria Iciar, Shawn, Danielle, Christos, Nana, Christopher, Hannah, Derek, Susan, Mark, Mary

 

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 18th

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from USA, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Greece and Denmark. 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 stingray, sea lio, and sea turtles.

*Air Temp. 77 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 20 ft

 

Friday August 19th

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw sea turtles, sea lions, parrot fish, grouper and snapper fish.

 

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

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 72 F

* Visibility 25 ft

 

Saturday August 20th

We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle ray, barracudas and sea lions.

*Air Temp. 74 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 60 ft

 

 

Sunday August 21st

On Sunday we went to Darwin, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we could see sea turtles, whale sharks, snapper fish, tunas, dolphins, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.

*Air Temp. 75 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 60 ft

 

Monday August 22nd

Around Darwin and Wolf we had other dive times, in which we saw hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, bonitos, tunas and dolphins.

*Air Temp. 75 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 60 ft

 

Tuesday August 23rd

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 turtles, sea lions, sea horses, red lipped bat fish and horn sharks.

*Air Temp. 75 F

*Water Temp. 58 F

* Visibility 20 ft

 

Wednesday August 24th

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

 

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. 74 F

*Water Temp. 70 F

* Visibility 30 ft

 

Thursday August 25th

 

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