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Log Date: Thursday, Nov 24, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew


*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * November 24th-Dec 1st, 2016



Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Alfredo Varela

Instructors             Walter Torres/ Rubén Intriago

Steward             Francisco Santana


GUESTS: Rudolf, Marion, Paul, Alexis, Jonathan, Joseph, Danielle, Jim, Trish, Esther, Katherine, Liane, Elizabeth, Lisa, Arthur, Lauren



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 November 24th

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

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 70 F

* Visibility 50 ft

* Depth 33 ft


Friday November 25th

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw mobulas, golden cow rays, eagle rays, sting rays, hammerhead sharks, black tip sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, mantas and tropical fish.

After them, we went on a land tour in Bartolome Island where we could see a volcanic and pristine landscape from the top of the walking trail.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 68 F

* Visibility 30 ft

* Depth 99 ft


Saturday November 26th

We reached Wolf Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, barracudas, sea turtles, jacks, moray eels, bat, scorpion and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 68 F

* Visibility 30 ft

* Depth 100 ft


Sunday November 27th

On Sunday we went to Darwin, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we could see hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, moray eels and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 68 F

* Visibility 30 ft

* Depth 92 ft


Monday November 28th  

Around Darwin and Wolf we had other interesting dive times, in which we saw hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, black tip sharks, moray eels, eagle rays, jacks, tunas, scorpion fish, barracudas and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 68 F

* Visibility 30 ft

* Depth 89 ft


Tuesday November 29th

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 mola molas, shark torpedo rays, sting rays, sea turtles, sea lions and tropical fish.  

*Air Temp. 75 F

*Water Temp. 59 F

* Visibility 40 ft

* Depth 105 ft


Wednesday November 30th

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

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 68 F

* Visibility 50 ft

* Depth 94 ft


Thursday December 1st


We finished our cruise with the satisfaction of a great week. Thanks again for joining us along the Galapagos Aggressor, we will be waiting for another visit when you wish to come back... and we hope it is very soon!


Galapagos Aggressor Crew