Our First Wreck Dive!
Posted: Wed, Aug 15, 2012
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Believe it or not, our breakfast today was cereal! Almost as soon as the plates were cleared we were in our diving gear about to dive one of the most famous wrecks in the Caribbean, the RMS Rhone. The dive took us a little below 50 feet and I was fortunate enough to see a spotted eel and a fight between two enormous Caribbean lobsters. My group, however, didn’t find the lucky porthole or the see a turtle or an octopus. After the Rhone we hiked to the top of Salt Island to less than savory spells, but amazing views. Next up was our first race. I’m not completely clear on the scoring system, but I think the points from our second place finish plus our 24 scuba tanks were more than enough to put us ahead of the lightly burdened, inherently faster Laurasia. Dinner was summertime thanksgiving, which would have been awesome by itself, but it was made even better when a mashed potato fight erupted between Shelby and Leah, which escalated quickly into a push everybody off the boat fight. Good times were had by all, and the dropped fork, pair of sunglasses, and dive watch were all recorded.