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*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * April 27th-May 4th, 2017
Hello from Galapagos! Here, a few notes from our past week:
Thursday April 27th
This week, we welcomed aboard our guests Michael & Nigel from the United Kingdom; Michael & Stefan from Sweden; Rob & Bobbie from Canada; Owen from Thailand and Mallory, Todd, Andrew, Florence, John, Kristie, Cheri, Larry and Christina 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 golden cow rays, stingrays, sea turtles and tropical fish during our dive and had weather conditions like *Air Temp. 81 F; *Water Temp. 80 F; * Visibility 30 ft; * Depth 35 ft.
Friday April 28th
On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion, at the north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw mobulas, white tip sharks, sea turtles, moray eels, sea lions, scorpion and tropical fish. These dives had *Air Temp. 81 F; *Water Temp. 81 F; * Visibility 40 ft and we went * Depth 110 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 29th
We reached Cabo Marshall to dive with manta rays, hammerhead sharks, black tip sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, barracudas and tropical fish. At this dive site, we dove with *Air Temp. 81 F, *Water Temp. 80 F; * Visibility 15 ft and went 98 ft deep.
Sunday April 30th
On Sunday we went to Wolf, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we could see hammerhead sharks, dolphins, Galapagos sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, tunas, jacks, moray eels, scorpion fish and tropical fish. Our Sunday conditions were *Air Temp. 81 F; *Water Temp. 80 F; * Visibility 60 ft and we went 86 ft deep.
Monday May 1st
Around Darwin and Wolf we had other interesting dive times, in which we saw hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, moray eels, jacks, scorpion fish, sea turtles and tropical fish. These dive sites received us with *Air Temp. 81 F; *Water Temp. 80 F and * Visibility 60 ft. We went 78 ft deep.
Tuesday May 2nd
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, mola molas, sea turtles, bat fish, sea turtles, sea lions, cormorants and tropical fish. We could see these marine life in conditions like *Air Temp. 80 F; *Water Temp. 62/65 F; * Visibility 30 ft. This time, we had to go 115 ft deep.
Wednesday May 3rd
On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. It was waiting for us with sea lions, eagle rays, sea turtles, mobulas, moray eels, white tip sharks, barracudas and tropical fish. A little bit similar conditions were found in this site: *Air Temp. 80 F; *Water Temp. 80 F; * Visibility 40 ft and we went 95 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 May 4th
We finished our cruise with the satisfaction of a great week on board: Andrew, Michael, John and Rob celebrated their birthdays with us during this week.
Thanks for joining us along the Galapagos Aggressor, we will be waiting for you when you wish to come back and enjoy our beautiful country.
Captain Jhon Carlos Yepez
Chef Javier Choez
Steward Winter Basurto
Instructors Walter Torres/ Ruben Intriago