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*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * Jun 8th - 15th, 2017
Greetings from the Enchanted Islands! We are glad to receive new divers interested about the ocean’s conservation every week.
Tuesday Jun 8th
Our week on this cruise was pretty funny, we welcomed aboard our guests Serena & Caroline from the United Kingdom, Martin from Germany and Brian, Jeremy, Nyle, Anthony, Thomas, Matt, Dean, Mike, Joe, Greg, Sal and Albert.
We picked them up from Baltra Airport and the Itabaca channel on Jun 8th and headed out to a briefing for the Galapagos experience. During our check dive, we saw stingrays and had weather conditions like *Air Temp. 78 F; *Water Temp. 72 F; * Visibility 30 ft; * Depth 30 ft.
Friday Jun 9th
On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion, at the north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw mola molas, sea lions, sea turtles, sierras, macarelas and Galapagos sharks. These dives had *Air Temp. 76 F; *Water Temp. 72 F; * Visibility 40 ft and we went 70 ft deep.
In the afternoon, we went to Punta Bartolome where we could see a volcanic and pristine landscape from the top of the walking trail.
Saturday Jun 10th
We reached the northern islands up to Wolf Island, to dive with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, sea lions and sea turtles. At this site, we dove with conditions like *Air Temp. 76 F, *Water Temp. 72 F; * Visibility 50 ft and went 60 ft deep.
Sunday Jun 11th
On Sunday we went to Darwin, another one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we dove with whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, tunas, wahoos and dolphins. Our Sunday conditions were *Air Temp. 76 F; *Water Temp. 72 F; * Visibility 60 ft and we went 70 ft deep.
Monday Jun 12th
Around Darwin and Wolf we saw hammerhead sharks, tunas, dolphins, Galapagos sharks, sea lions and sea turtles. These dive sites received us with *Air Temp. 78 F; *Water Temp. 72 F and * Visibility 60 ft. We went 70 ft deep.
Tuesday Jun 13th
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, sea lions, sea turtles, cormorants and mola molas. We could see these marine life in conditions like *Air Temp. 73 F; *Water Temp. 68 and 56 F; * Visibility 30 and 80 ft. This time, we had to go 100 ft deep.
Wednesday Jun 14th
On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could get to Cousins’ Rock. The rock was waiting for us with sea turtles, sea lions, barracudas and eagle rays. A little bit similar conditions were found in this site: *Air Temp. 74 F; *Water Temp. 72 F; * Visibility 50 ft and we went 60 ft deep this time.
During our visit to the highlands of Santa Cruz, we saw the Galapagos, famous giant tortoises who walk freely around the whole area.
Thursday Jun 15th
We finished our week with this great group of visitors and hope you enjoyed these experiences (and the bell) as much as we did. It was a pleasure to have you on board, to celebrate Serena and Sal’s birthdays and Albert’s 100 dives.
Thanks for joining us along the Galapagos Aggressor!
Captain Jhon Carlos Yepez
Chef Javier Choez
Steward Winter Basurto
Instructors Nelson Martinez/ Richard Vera