BVI: Session 1 - Moko Jumbie
Posted: Wed, Jun 28, 2017
Beach BBQ Bonanaza Birthday
Location: Sommer’s Beach, Tortola
What’s up guys, Jackson here coming at you with a blog. We woke up today to some scrambled eggs and lots of birthday wishes for Davis, Happy Birthday Davis! We motored over to Sommer’s Beach to do a fun and exciting navigation dive. We spent the rest of the day hanging with the rescue students of Pure Joy. After all, of our rescue activities, we headed over to the beach for an AQ BBQ where burgers and hot dogs were plentiful. Tag and football was played, what a great time!
Posted: Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island
Today started out with plain and Oreo pancakes, which we ate while the staff had a meeting. At about 11 am, we left Marina Cay for a two-hour sail to Mountain Point, which is one of the best reef dives in the British Virgin Islands. What I didn’t know was that about one hundred feet away from the reef was a World War II ship. The ship was intentionally sunk this March and after it was sunk, a local BVI sculptor made a giant metal Kraken that covered almost the entire ship. It was one of the coolest dives I have ever done and I doubt that I will ever see anything as unique on a dive ever again. After we finished the dive and put our gear away, we motored over to Muskmelon Bay and on the way over we took freshwater showers. Once we got to Muskmelon Bay, we finished off the day with a chill and nice dinner and one of the final Rescue diver knowledge reviews. I am really looking forward to our second beach BBQ tomorrow.
Posted: Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Location: Marina Cay
Today was another great day here in the British Virgin Islands. . We woke up and had a breakfast of cereal. Right after breakfast, we went up to the bow to set up our dive gear and get ready for a great dive. The dive was led by the students, so our instructors let us choose the pattern to dive and practice our navigation skills. Oscar and Maddie came diving with us but only just in case we got lost. It was a great dive and it was fun for us to choose our own path. After the dive, we went on a pretty long but fun sail over to Trellis Bay. We had tuna salad sandwiches for lunch, but I along with some other students ate lunch at on shore. At about 2 pm, we caught a really fun dinghy ride to port. We got to stay at Trellis until 4:30 pm. It was really great to restock on snacks, have a great meal and call home. The dinghy ride back was almost as fun as the way there. Davis was very nice and made us delicious brownies with peanut butter. He also made us a great dinner of tortellini and marinara sauce. We had to eat and clean up really fast because we had to do a Lifeworks forum with Mike. We are waiting to go to shore for the activity with Mike. I have heard it before and I am really excited. It is really powerful and a good talk. Today has turned out to be a really fun and great day!
Posted: Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today we got to wake up late for the big day ahead of us. It was the most tiring day so far but also the most rewarding. To fuel us, we had breakfast burritos and jumped into our first dive, responding to an unresponsive diver underwater. Then we moved on to giving an unconscious diver rescue breaths while towing them back to the boat and removing their gear. It took many tries and many hours in the salt water before we had all finished the exercise. Lunch was Philly cheese steaks and after we realized our tasks had only just begun in the water. We had to do more exercises but this time with a pocket mask of the victims mouth. Finally, after more work and hours in the water, we came up successful and had a new tool to use. Feeling proud, we made a Thanksgiving dinner and retired to a much needed relaxing night. While we are all tired and worn out, we are still excited to find out what tomorrow brings!
Posted: Sat, Jun 24, 2017