*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * April 20th-27th, 2017
Hello from Galapagos! Here, a few notes from our past week:
Thursday April 20th
This week, we welcomed aboard our guests Anika from Poland, Alexander from Switzerland, Chris from United Kingdom, Susan from Ireland and Brad, Laura Karl, Robert, Christine Randy, Lissa, Dennis, Glenda & Michael from USA.
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. We saw Galapagos sharks and stingrays during our dive and had weather conditions like *Air Temp. 87 F; *Water Temp. 82 F; * Visibility 15 ft; * Depth 30 ft.
Friday April 21st
On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion, at the north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw white tip sharks, eagle rays, marble rays, sea lions and sea turtles. These dives had *Air Temp. 84 F; *Water Temp. 81 F; * Visibility 25 ft and we went * Depth 60 ft.
After the dives, 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.
Saturday April 22nd
We reached Cabo Marshall to dive with manta rays, mobula rays, sea lions and sea turtles. At this dive site, we dove with *Air Temp. 84 F, *Water Temp. 80 F; * Visibility 30 ft and went 80 ft deep.
Sunday April 23rd
On Sunday we went to Wolf, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we could see hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks and eagle rays. Our Sunday conditions were *Air Temp. 83 F; *Water Temp. 73 F; * Visibility 40 ft and we went 60 ft deep.
Monday April 24th
Around Darwin and Wolf we had other interesting dive times, in which we saw eagle rays, Galapagos sharks, hammerhead sharks and sea turtles. These dive sites received us with *Air Temp. 83 F; *Water Temp. 75 F and * Visibility 40 ft. We went 70 ft deep.
Tuesday April 25th
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, marine iguanas, sea lions, sea turtles, sea horses and horn sharks. We could see these marine life in conditions like *Air Temp. 79 F; *Water Temp. 66 F; * Visibility 50 ft. This time, we had to go 100 ft deep.
Wednesday April 26th
On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. It was waiting for us with eagle rays, white tip sharks, sea lions and sea turtles. A little bit similar conditions were found in this site: *Air Temp. 78 F; *Water Temp. 73 F; * Visibility 40 ft but we went 60 ft deep this time.
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.
Thursday April 27th
We finished our cruise with the satisfaction of a great week on board: great group, Christine celebrated her 100th dive and had Michael’s visit again.
Thanks for joining us along the Galapagos Aggressor, we will be waiting for you when you wish to come back... and we hope it is very soon!
Captain Rufino Chele
Chef Rene Pinto
Steward Winter Basurto
Instructors Nelson Martinez/ Richard Vera