June, 2002. We flew to Ecuador and after a night in Quito, continued to the Galapagos Islands. These Islands have incredible significance as one of the important places that Charles Darwin visited on his journey around the world in the early 1800Õs. After his observations he eventually developed the theory that evolution of species occurs by survival of the fittest through natural selection. The islands are some of the most isolated land masses in the world. Due to the convergence of several major Pacific Ocean currents in this area, the scuba diving is fantastic. The waters are rich in food and the strong currents bring an amazing variety of sea life. We spent a week onboard the Galapagos Aggressor. This luxury 120' yacht became our home and dive boat. We would get in 4 or 5 dives each day. The diving is very challenging due to the strong currents and cold temperature of the water about 67 degrees. The diving was well worth the trouble. We saw huge schools of hammerheads and were lucky enough to swim with a whale shark, at 80', the largest fish in the world. Each day we would spend time exploring some of the sights on one of the islands. We got to see penguins, land tortoises, frigates, and blue footed boobies.