BVI: Session 3 - Luna Kahuna

Posted: Sat, Aug 5, 2017

Solid Day – “Samu-el”

Location: Jimmy K.
Author: Trellis, Beef Island
Today was a solid day. We had an early start today, waking up at 5 am to sail over to Anegada- 12 nautical miles away from Tortola. Once we got there, we were treated to a beach day with the rest of dive side. The beach was amazing with pristine white sand and an endless assortment of blue, aqua, and turquoise. The water was extraordinarily clear and the sand felt like soft clouds. After a couple solid hours of tanning and chicken fights, we boarded our boat and set sailed for the Chickuzin wreck. This dive site seemed to be in the middle of nowhere. The water was very choppy at the dive site and we had some challenges getting in and out of the boat. Once we went into the water, the Neptunes completed their first deep dive at 70 feet while the Dolphins enjoyed a fun dive. Underwater, we all saw a plethora of fish. The Chickuzin was covered with marine life including schools of fish, corals, and even a spotted eagle ray! Once we finished the dive we all saw a large sea turtle! This astounding sight was only to be followed by our undoubtedly favorite meal this whole trip: chicken Caesar salad with risotto. It was a scrumptious meal with corn, bacon, and more! Finally, to end this fantastic day, Alex and Rocco made us a delicious lemon cake with Funfetti frosting. Today was truly a solid day!

Posted: Fri, Aug 4, 2017

Wreck Dive 1

Location: Eirann H.
Author: Vixen Point, Gorda Sound
Today has been an incredible day 6! We started off our morning with a delicious batch of french toast. Next, we motored over to Mountain Point where we dove the Kraken, our first wreck dive. Dolphins and Neptunes swam around the ship and we saw many fascinating yellow line arrow crabs. After that, we journeyed to Leverick Bay and devoured lunch at Jumbie’s. The girls on our boat went to a spa and got three matching cornrows on the sides of their heads. Following that, we motored to Vixen Point. Neptunes listened to their deep diver lecture and Dolphins experienced an eye-opening mangrove snorkel. We saw juvenile barracudas, brittle star, and many sea pearls. Mangrove snorkeling was easily one of the neatest parts of the trip. We completed our night with a beach BBQ and dancing. Day 6 is not one to forget.

Posted: Thu, Aug 3, 2017

Adventures of Day 5

Location: Alex H.
Author: Vixen Point, Gorda Sound
Today was an early morning for the people sleeping outside because we had to get going. We motored over to the Chimneys. We had an amazing breakfast of scrambled eggs and melon. After that, we got set up, got briefed, and jumped in! The Dolphins and Neptunes split up on their separate dives. These dives were certification dives for both groups. Dolphins were getting certified in underwater naturalist and the Neptunes in fish ID. The Dolphins had to find 5 vertebrates, 5 invertebrates, and 3 plants. The Neptunes had to identify 5 families of fish. After that, we went over to Bronco Billy’s. We ate some snacks and got ready to dive. We got briefed and got told what tasks to complete the dive. For Dolphins we had to find examples of the 3 types of symbioses: mutualism, parasitism, and commensalism. Neptunes had to identify 5 species of fish. We all enjoyed the dives and saw lots of fish. Some of the coolest things people saw were eels, lobsters, squirrelfish, parrotfish, and sea anemones. We had lunch after and ate tortilla soup. After lunch, we returned to Mountain Point and then continued over to Trellis Bay for dinner. We ate a delicious dinner of cheddar broccoli pasta and biscuits. During dinner, we saw a beautiful sunset right over Trellis Bay.

Posted: Wed, Aug 2, 2017

Our Day on Land

Location: Max H.
Author: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
We woke up this morning and we ate cereal. After that we went to the Baths and we were swimming and went over to jumping rock. Then we dried off and went to town and shopped from 12- 2:15 pm. We then went to snorkel the night dive site and snorkeled to make sure we knew what the site looked like. Tonight we are all excited to go night diving and practice our navigation skills underwater.

Posted: Tue, Aug 1, 2017

Double Dive!

Location: Rocco C.
Author: Savanna Bay, Virgin Gorda
Today was an excellent day. We started out with a breakfast of oatmeal. Next we had a briefing before our dive. During our dive we saw a tarpon and lots of coral and fish. After we got out of the water, we ate PB&J and sailed to Blue Chromis Reef. After diving there we sailed to Savannah Bay. Once we got there we ate a delicious dinner of cheesy alfredo and franks. Finally, we had a night dive lecture before bed.

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