*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * Nov 30th- Dec 7th, 2017
Hello dear friends, greeting from Galapagos! Our guests during this week came from China and USA. They were Hui, Lei, Li, Li, Jiawei, Ying, Yanbin, Jun, Kaiyan, Wei, Jun, Jian, Chao, Shuang, Chao and Kepeng.
Our average weather conditions during this week were Water 69F and Air 76F.
We picked our guests up from Baltra airport and headed them out to their welcoming briefing for the Galapagos Aggressor experience. Later on, during the check dive we had conditions like *Air Temp. 76 F; *Water Temp. 73 F; *Visibility 35 ft; *Depth 30 ft.
On Friday, we had dives in Punta Carrion and Punta Martinez: we moved to the north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw eagle rays mobula rays, sea turtles, sea lions and white tipped sharks. These dives had conditions like: Air Temp. 75 F; Water Temp. 71 F and Visibility 30 ft. We went 80 ft deep.
Next day, we reached the northern islands up to Wolf Island, to dive with Galapagos sharks, hammerhead sharks, eagle rays and tunas. At this site, we dove with conditions like Air Temp. 75 F; Water Temp. 71 F; Visibility 30 ft and went 60 ft deep.
On Sunday we went to Darwin, another famous island in Galapagos. Here, we dove with dolphins, wahoos, jacks, tunas and sharks. Our Sunday conditions were Air Temp. 75 F; Water Temp. 71 F; Visibility 30 ft and we went 70 ft deep.
Around Darwin and Wolf we saw whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks on Monday. These dive sites received us with Air Temp. 78 F; Water Temp. 71 F and Visibility 30 ft. We went 60 ft deep.
Next day, we went down south. At Cabo Douglas and Punta Vicente Roca, Tuesday gave us the chance to see another variety of marine life: we could swim with marine iguanas, flyless cormorants, harlequins, wrass, sea lions and sea turtles. We could see these marine life in conditions like *Air Temp. 75F; *Water Temp. 56 F; * Visibility 60 ft. This time, we had to go 100 ft deep.
On Wednesday, we went to visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see the famous Galapagos tortoises in the wild wondering around at 400 mts above sea level. And we had time to visit Puerto Ayora, the biggest city of the archipelago (around 15.000 inhabitants).
We finished our cruise on Thursday, a week full of emotions and new friends. We just wanted to thank you for visiting us along the Galapagos Aggressor and hope to see you again for other new experiences!
Captain Jhon Carlos Yepez
Chef Alfredo Varela
Steward Pedro Alvia
Instructors Nelson Martinez & Richard Vera