Posted: Thu, Jul 4, 2013
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today was a really important day for all of us. We woke up at Great Harbor, Peter Island and we left for Salt Island before breakfast. As we motored to Salt Island we ate breakfast and prepared to dive the Rhone. The Rhone is an immense sunken ship from the 1800s. It is the main attraction for scuba divers in the BVI. The moment we got there we went into the water so we could explore the bow of the ship and map it as well. Mapping a dive site is part of the divemaster program. Once we finished that we split ourselves up into several groups to prepare for the rest of the day. Each group was in charge of briefing and leading sets of scuba students, both open water and advanced open water. It was a very challenging and important part of the program, but in the end it was really fun. After all that was over, we went on a hike on Salt Island, a small yet beautiful, desolate island. We saw a few salt ponds and some goats. We then went back to the beach where we spent some time swimming around. We then got ready and left to go back to Peter Island. We are now anchored and getting ready for dinner, but this night will be different because another boat, Astrid, will be joining us for a two boat dinner. I can’t believe we are this close to finishing the session. This has been the most fun I’ve had in a long time and I don’t want it to end. I will surely miss everyone on this boat.