*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * Oct 25th- Nov 01st, 2018
Greetings from the Galapagos Islands! Our visitors came from different parts of the world, they were: Todd, Mark, Kurt and Shayla from USA; Guiomar and Alejandro from Mexico; Stanislas and Eric from France; Catherine from Belgium; Janet, George, Andrew and Stephanie from the UK; Gabor from Hungary and Claudio from Brazil.
We picked our guests up from Baltra airport and headed out to a briefing for the Galapagos Aggressor experience. Later on, during the check dive we saw tropical fish. At this area, the weather conditions were *Water Temp. 68F; *Air 75F, *Visibility 20 ft; *Depth 30 ft.
On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion, at the north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw sunfish and hammerhead sharks. These dives had conditions like: *Water Temp. 66 F; *Air 75F. *Visibility 30 ft. We went 101 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.
We reached the northern islands up to Wolf Island on Saturday, to dive with Galapagos sharks, hammerhead sharks and sea lions. At this site, we dove with conditions like *Water Temp. 77 F; *Air 76 F; * Visibility 65 ft and went 90 ft deep.
On Sunday we went to Darwin, another famous island in Galapagos. Here, we dove with whale sharks, dolphins and hammerhead sharks. Our Sunday conditions were *Water Temp. 77 F; *Air 75F; * Visibility 40 ft and we went 100 ft deep.
Around Darwin and Wolf islands we saw silky sharks, black tip sharks and green sea turtles. These dive sites received us with *Water Temp. 79 F; * Air 77 F and * Visibility 40 ft. We went 85 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, sea horses and green sea turtles. We could see these marine life in conditions like *Water Temp. 72 F; *Air 77 F and Visibility 80 ft. This time, we had to go 110 ft deep.
On Wednesday, after a night navigation (going east), we got to Cousins’ Rock. The rock was waiting for us with eagle rays, barracudas, sea lions and stingrays. The conditions we found in this site: *Water Temp. 72 F; *Air 76 F; Visibility 35 ft and we went 85 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 finished our cruise on Thursday, glad to have received all our passengers and having celebrated Shayla’s birthday on board with such an enthusiastic group.
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!
Captain John Carlos Yepez
Chef Alfredo Varela
Steward Winter Basurto
Instructors Sebastian Barrera & Lenin Barrera