BVI: Session 2 - Luna Kahuna
Posted: Sat, Jul 15, 2017
Session 2 Week 1 Video Update
Location: British Virgin Islands
Week 1 of Session 2 is well underway with all of the ActionQuest BVI programs jumping into their training and diving activities. The week closed out with a dance up at Vixen Point before the fleets went their separate ways this morning for a few days to continue their sail and dive training activities. The entire fleet will next meet up at Marina Cay later next week. #LifeActivated
Deep Dive Day
Location: Charles K.
Our morning was kind of slow today because we were exhausted from last night’s BBQ party. While we were cleaning up from breakfast, we got a visit from a curious remora. I joked that he must have thought the boat was a big whale from which we could get a ride. Once we finished that, we sailed southwest for GHP, during which we traveled under sail alone and we received another animal encounter, this time from a curious seagull. All that aside, we reached GHP just in time for lunch. Afterward, we got briefed on underwater photography and went on our first underwater photography dive while the Neptunes went on a deep dive. Once we returned from our dives, we got ready for dinner: Mexican night! Soon we will be gearing up for our second night dive which I am definitely looking forward to.
Posted: Fri, Jul 14, 2017
Hawksbill vs. Green
Location: Xavier K.
It is Day 7 and there is a lot of rain. Luckily that did not have any effect on our plans though. Breakfast was french toast and it was really good. After breakfast, we gathered our equipment and went diving at Mountain Point. Today was a training dive to show that we could navigate on our own and either complete Fish ID or Underwater Naturalist training requirements. After the dive, we move to Leverick Bay for groceries, T-shirts, and other necessities. We stayed at the port for around two hours and some of us even socialized with the locals. Leaving land was definitely sad but our Fish ID knowledge review discussion totally made up for it. Following the talk, we met up on shore for beach games including the legendary educational game of Hawksbill vs. Green Sea Turtle relay. We had so much fun that we lost track of time and barely made it back to the boat in time to prepare for the beach BBQ with the whole AQ fleet. At the BBQ, DJ Heavy Beats dropped some heavy beats and everyone had a great time. I can’t wait for tomorrow!
Posted: Thu, Jul 13, 2017
@ the Movies
Location: Heidi K.
Today was for sure unique! We woke up to a huge rainstorm that had been going all night. Instead of sailing, we slept in and watched Moana. After our fin movie morning, we ate an amazing breakfast feast of fried egg sandwiches, cereal, and fruit! We then sailed over to the coral gardens, our dive spot. We could only get in one dive today because of the stormy weather but it was an amazing dive. We dived an airplane wreck and saw all kinds of different coral and fish. It was awesome! After a yummy mac n cheese lunch, we sailed back to Mountain Point and did our dive lectures and swam around until dinner. Our garden burgers were simply delicious and we are now looking forward to our lifeworks forum tonight and hopefully a clear sky tomorrow!
Posted: Wed, Jul 12, 2017
The Heads Are Not Coin Operated
Location: Robert M.
Day five of this three-week excursion began with the crew waking up and sailing to the Baths in Virgin Gorda which consists of rocks and caverns to explore. Upon arrival to the Baths, we hopped off the dinghy and made a beeline straight for a large rock we call the Jumping Rock. We call it the Jumping Rock because it is in a great location to jump off and land in deep enough water where we will not touch the bottom and risk injury. After two hours of jumping off this rock, we sailed to a beautiful place on Virgin Gorda called Mountain Point. The voyage over was full shenanigans and comical antics between our beloved skipper Matt, my shipmate Xavier, and myself. Once we got here we had a delicious dinner of beef stroganoff. Once cleanup concluded, we prepared to go on our first night dive. At the time of writing this blog, we have not embarked on our nighttime underwater submerging experience but I anticipate that it will be very cool. The end.