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*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * Aug 29th Sept 5th ,2019
Greetings from the Galapagos Islands!
We had the visit of new friends from Italy, Belgium, South Korea and USA. They were: Enrico, Beatrice, Jan, Donghyeok, Dave, Sungsoon, Ashley, Tom, Seungchul, Yun Jae, Woong, Woo-Yong, Younggoan, Hyungsook and Sun Mi,
We picked our guests up from Baltra airport and headed out to a briefing for the Galapagos Aggressor experience.
We can detail our week as follows:
During the check dive at the Itabaca channel we saw starfish and tropical fish and our weather conditions were: Air Temp. 72 F, Water Temp. 70 F, Visibility 10 ft. Depth 9 ft.
On Friday, we had dives in Punta Carrion and Punta Martinez: we moved to the north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw hammerhead sharks, starfish, sea turtle and moray eels. Conditions: Air Temp. 72 F; Water Temp. 68F and Visibility 30 ft. We went 100 ft deep.
Next day, we reached Wolf, one of the most famous islands in Galapagos. Here, we dove with large schools of hammerhead shark, whale shark, starfish, sea turtle and moray eels. Our weather conditions were Air Temp. 72F; Water Temp. 77 F; Visibility 50 ft, and we went 85 ft deep.
On Sunday, we went up to Darwin Island to dive with hammerhead sharks, panamic fanged blenny and moray eels. On this site, our conditions were Air 72 F, Water 77 F, and Visibility 80 ft. and went up to 100 ft deep.
Later on, around Darwin and Wolf we saw whale sharks, hammerhead sharks and moray eels on Monday. These conditions were: Air Temp. 72 F; Water Temp. 77 F; Visibility 80 ft. We went 93 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 mola mola, Galapagos shark, red lipped batfish, marine iguanas, moray eels and octopus. Conditions: Air Temp. 70 F; *Water Temp. 59 F; * Visibility 40 ft. This time, we had to go 110 ft deep.
On Wednesday, after a night navigation (going east), we go to Cousins’ Rock. The rock was waiting for us with manta rays, eagle rays, sea lion and marble ray. Conditions: Air Temp. 70F; Water Temp. 70 F; Visibility 35 ft and we went 95 ft deep this time.
In the afternoon, we went to visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see some geology: huge sink holes at Los Gemelos produced thousands of years ago by gigantic bubbles, when the Island was formed by the eruption of submarine volcanoes.
We just wish to say that we were really glad to have the visit of our last group and thank you for joining us along the Galapagos Aggressor!CREW:
Captain Rufino Chele
Chef Alfredo Varela
Steward Raúl Saquinga
Instructors Nelson Martinez & Lenin Barrera