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Log Date: Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew


*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * January 26th- February 2nd, 2017



Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Alfredo Varela

Instructors             Walter Torres/ Ruben Intriago

Steward             Winter Basurto


GUESTS: Josh, David, Yehuda, Jaymini, Hanspi, Colleen, Wilma, Peter, Cole, Dalton, Lisa and Gerald.



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 January 26th

This week, we welcomed aboard visitors coming from Australia, USA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Canada and South Africa. We picked them up from Baltra Airport and the Itabaca Channel in the morning and headed out to a briefing and to get ready for our check dive in which we saw stingrays and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 84 F

*Water Temp. 78 F

* Visibility 15 ft

* Depth 50 ft


Friday January 27th  

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw mobulas, sea lions, white tip sharks, hammerhead sharks, scorpion fish, sea turtles, moray eels 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. 82 F

*Water Temp. 81/64 F

* Visibility 50 ft

* Depth 105 ft


Saturday January 28th

We reached Cabo Marshall to dive with mantas, hammerheads sharks, black tip sharks, white tip sharks, sea turtles, moray eels, scorpion fish, mobulas, eagle rays, barracudas and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 85 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 80 ft

* Depth 90 ft


Sunday January 29th

On Sunday we went to Wolf, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we could see hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, black tip sharks, jacks, barracudas, moray eels, sea lions, sea turtles, eagle rays, tunas and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 74 F

*Water Temp. 80 F

* Visibility 80/20 ft

* Depth 87 ft


Monday January 30th 

Around Darwin and Wolf we had other interesting dive times, in which we saw hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, jacks, moray eels, scorpion fish, tunas and topical fish.

*Air Temp. 81 F

*Water Temp. 73/68 F

* Visibility 70/60 ft

* Depth 90 ft



Tuesday January 31st

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 salemas, cormorants, sea lions, scorpion and tropical fish.  

*Air Temp. 81 F

*Water Temp. 70/62 F

* Visibility 30 ft

* Depth 110 ft


Wednesday February 1st

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

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 40 ft

* Depth 94 ft


Thursday February 2nd


We finished our cruise with the satisfaction of a great week on board. 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