GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log
Greetings from the Galapagos Islands! We had a fantastic trip with our friends from Taiwan, China and Australia. We picked our guests up from Baltra airport and headed out to a briefing for the Galapagos Aggressor experience. They were Kuo Liu, Liping, Jiali, Chenpan, Jun, Yu, Herring, Yueting, Yun, Fenghua, Minchao, Haisu, Ruixue, Yanhua, Xiachui and Chen.
We can detail our week as follows:
Thursday: during our check dive we saw golden rays and tropical fish. Conditions: Water 78F, Air 80F, Visibility 45F and Depth 25F.
On Friday, we saw Galapagos sharks, mobula rays, sea turtles, moray eels, tropical fish and white tip sharks in Punta Carrion. Conditions: Water 76F, Air 80F, Visibility 40F and Depth 95F.
Then we went to the north and on Saturday we saw whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, tuna fish, sea turtles, eagle rays, scorpion fish, barracudas and tropical fish at Wolf. Conditions: Water 79F, Air 78F, Visibility 50F and Depth 90F.
Sunday: our visit to Darwin Island brought us whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, tuna fish, Galapagos sharks silky sharks, sea turtles, trumpet fish, dolphins and tropical fish! Conditions: Water 79F, Air 78F, Visibility 55F and Depth 90F.
Around Darwin and Wolf islands we saw more whale sharks, hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, sea turtles, black tip sharks and tropical fish. Conditions on Monday: Water 78F, Air 78F, Visibility 55F and Depth 106F.
On Tuesday, we went down south to Cabo Douglas and Punta Vicente Roca. We saw sea robins, marine iguanas, sea lions, mola molass, salemas, sea turtles and tropical fish. Conditions: Water 64F, Air 82F, Visibility 45F and Depth 106F.
Then, we moved to Cousins’ Rock where we dove with mobulas, golden rays, barracudas, white tip sharks and tropical fish. Conditions: Water 79F, Air 79F, Visibility 55F and Depth 106F.
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’ve enjoyed so much this trip, we are sending you our best wishes for the New Year 2019 to all divers in the world and thank you guys, for joining us along the Galapagos Aggressor!
Captain Rufino Chele
Chef Alfredo Varela
Steward Winter Basurto
Instructors Walter Torres & Sebastian Barrera