Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
It’s hard to believe that Mary Morgan has been on the water for ten days! Judging by how well everyone gets along, you would think that they have been friends for years. Cleaning and other common chores are finished with ease, as every student completes his or her own job, then helps others until each task is finished. The Rescue course is also coming along wonderfully. We will finish our last lecture tonight, which the students are very excited about and from here on out the workload should lessen and we will have more time for fun dives instead of training.
We have a great crew sailing with us this session. Jonny entertains the group with his quick wit while coaxing Adam to complete the “Hercules challenge”: a series of fitness challenges that he is trying to complete before the end of the trip. Max has taught the boat about the sport of rugby and impressed everyone with his diving skills. Jack and Chris have bonded over creating new dance moves and have even challenged each other to a dance off at Sydney’s Peace and Love. On July 14th, Blas woke us up with enough crepes to feed the entire ActionQuest fleet. Sophie has befriended every student and staff member on the boat and has been an absolutely amazing part of the Rescue training. Hugh has also been a great friend to everyone he meets and proved himself on the dance floor when he won a dance contest at Vixen Point. Heather and Jordan have been one of the best dive buddy teams I have ever seen. Rodrigo has done a great job of entertaining the boat with his music and Connor and Katherine have assimilated to boat life faster than anyone else could. Isaac, for being the youngest member of our crew, surprised us all by being one of the most mature students aboard and by far one of the best divers.
We’ve been having an amazing session so far and we’re all hoping that the second half of the trip doesn’t go by as fast as the first!