Posted: Fri, Aug 5, 2016
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
After a somewhat later wake up than usual, we slowly gathered in the salon to make breakfast and get a head start on what was going to be an eventful day. At around 8:30, we set up gear and set off to the RMS Rhone, one of the BVI’s most well known wrecks. As we sailed to the wreck it began to rain, but we pushed on anyway. Arrived at our destination, we dove to 70ft to explore the sunken bow of the ship, now hidden in a mass of colorful coral. Later on, we went back to the boats for either an equipment lecture or a starfish dissection, depending on which program we’re on. We then went over to Great Harbor Peter to snorkel and to prepare for our night dive. When we returned to our boats we set up dive gear and made dinner, and jumped in for a night dive. We saw and entirely different world to the one we snorkeled just a few hours earlier. We saw stingrays, tons of fish and giant hermit crabs. Finally, we came back up , broke down our gear, showered and went to bed.