*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * May 4th-11th, 2017
Saludos desde Galapagos-Ecuador! Our past week was full of emotions for some of our passengers, here a few notes of our activities:
Thursday May 4th
This week, we welcomed aboard our guests Gianni, Dona, Dae and Erica from USA; Jon from South Korea; Katherine from Canada; Anatoly from Russia, Virginie & Benoit from France; Eileen & Peter from United Kingdom; Ulrike & Thomas from Germany and Ling & Ben from China.
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 only saw tropical fish during this activity, well for a check. The weather conditions were *Air Temp. 79 F; *Water Temp. 78 F; * Visibility 10 ft; * Depth 3 ft.
Friday May 5th
On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion, at the north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw white tip sharks, mobulas, sea turtles, scorpion and tropical fish. These dives had *Air Temp. 79 F; *Water Temp. 78 F; * Visibility 30 ft and we went * Depth 108 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 May 6th
We reached Cabo Marshall to dive with mantas, hammerhead, white tip and black tip sharks, stingrays, barracudas, sea turtles, moray eels, eagle rays, sea lions and tropical fish. At this dive site, we dove with conditions like *Air Temp. 80 F, *Water Temp. 72 F; * Visibility 40 ft and went 108 ft deep.
Sunday May 7th
On Sunday we went to Wolf, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we could see hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, sea lions, jacks, eagle rays, moray eels, scorpions and tropical fish. Our Sunday conditions were *Air Temp. 80 F; *Water Temp. 78 F; * Visibility 60 ft and we went 92 ft deep.
Monday May 8th
Around Darwin and Wolf we had other interesting dive times, in which we saw hammerhead sharks, silky sharks and Galapagos sharks, dolphins, moray eels, sea turtles, garden eels, sea lions, jacks, tunas and tropical fish. These dive sites received us with *Air Temp. 81 F; *Water Temp. 78 F and * Visibility 60 ft. We went 96 ft deep.
Tuesday May 9th
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, sea lions, bat fish, stingrays, barracudas and other tropical fish. We could see these marine life in conditions like *Air Temp. 76 F; *Water Temp. 64 F; * Visibility 60 ft. This time, we had to go 98 ft deep.
Wednesday May 10th
On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. It was waiting for us with eagle rays, sea lions, sea turtles, barracudas, white tip sharks, moray eels and tropical fish. A little bit similar conditions were found in this site: *Air Temp. 79 F; *Water Temp. 78 F; * Visibility 50 ft and we went 92 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 11th
We finished our cruise with the satisfaction of a great week on board. 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