BVI: Session 2 - Aftica III

Posted: Sat, Jul 16, 2011

The Fearless

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Grey E.
Today we dove our first wooden shipwreck called the Fearless. We saw lots of big grouper and a toilet on the deck. After that we sailed back to GHP and had Mike and Kai come over for Thanksgiving in July. A huuuuuge barracuda ate all the food dumped overboard. We are about to go to movie night and are very excited.

Posted: Fri, Jul 15, 2011

No Petting the Fish

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Quin B.
Today we woke up and had a breakfast of cereal. The morning was kinda sad because Alex left today. Once we finished eating and cleaning we got on our PFD’s and started motoring through the Drake Channel to get to the Rhone. Once we attached to the mooring ball and set up our gear we gathered at the bow in the water with our dive gear ready to descend. We went down to 70 ft and saw the bow of the Rhone. Right when we got to the bottom we did a 70 ft swim through of a section of the hull. When we got out there were a few fish swimming around and one of them was eating some coral. So we are all out of the wreck and I can’t find my buddy, Grey, so I look back and he’s petting the fish eating coral! The rest of the dive was pretty cool, we saw a spotted moray eel so now we are all out and ready to sail. Blair was telling us how she was so excited to sail back but we couldn’t because there was literally no wind. So we got back to GHP and had a lecture on dive tables, lead by Brooke. It was so hot! I couldn’t wait to get back into the water. After the lecture we got to snorkel the night dive site and I’m pretty excited. Later we just chilled on the bow before dinner before a dinner of chicken ceaser salad. The squeeze question was if the person to the right of you was an animal what would they be. We got some very funny answers. Well, now I got to go on the night dive. I hope I see an octopus! Can’t wait to dive! Ps-Ben is the best instructor ever!

Posted: Thu, Jul 14, 2011

Long Day of Sailing

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Sasha
We woke up very late this morning due to the late night at the dance the night before, which was awesome! After breakfast we did a very big clean up of our rooms. Then we sailed for about 2 hours and arrived in the beautiful bay of Great Harbor, Peter then we had lunch. Afterwards the Dolphins went on Odyssea and we learned about underwater photography which was very cool. The Neptunes had a deep wreck dive. After the dives, we sun bathed and did some skiing. And for dinner we had delicious Mexican food! We saw 2 huge black barracuda. Brooke promised us some cookies if we finished the clean up in 10 minutes, unfortunately it took us 30 minutes. Still today was a great day!

Posted: Wed, Jul 13, 2011

Don’t Try to Open a Ripe Coconut

Location: Vixen Point, Prickly Pear
Author: Caleigh S.
Today we woke up an our chefs made french toast that took about an hour and a half. Afterwards we went our our naturalist dive in Mountain Point. We saw so many fish including a school of Cuttlefish and some of us saw a stingray. We then motored off to Leverick Bay to have lunch and hang for a few hours. Vixen Point was our next destination. When we got there some of us went picoing. Vlad and David capsized but were soon righted and on their way sailing again. Now we are waiting to go to the dance. Everyone is all dressed up and ready to dance the whole night!

Posted: Tue, Jul 12, 2011

Rusty Planes and Big Caves

Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Author: David P.
Today we woke up at 7:15 which was great because we got to sleep in for an additional 45 minutes. We ate breakfast of cereal and bananas. Our first dive of the day was the airplane wreck at Coral Gardens. It was amazing to go inside an airplane underwater. Our second dive was named the Chimney’s. It was amazing how much life can fit inside a reef! A very cool aspect of the dive was how high the walls of the swim through were! Afterwards some of us swam through a little cave at Mountain Point. Luckily there were no jellyfish which allowed for a smooth swim. Ben surprised us with a trip for some kneeboarding which we were very excited about.

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