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BVI: Session 3 - Odyssea

Posted: Sat, Aug 13, 2011

Boat Appreciation

Posted: Fri, Aug 12, 2011

Good ’til the Last Drop

Location: The Bight, Norman Island
Author: Emelia P.
This morning everyone was up bright and early in order to devour the chocolate chip pancakes made for us by Hanna, Israel, and Will. They were amazing! After breakfast and cleanup, we had the choice to dive the Fearless wreck with Meghann or go extreme kneeboarding with Kris. Everyone wanted to dive except for me, Oly, and Shane. We all did some incredibly extreme kneeboarding, waterskiing, and wakeboarding, and my failed attempts to wakeskate on a kneeboard. We did 360’s and 720’s inside and outside of the wake, did a few jumps, and took some awesome and painful wipeouts. It was definitely the most extreme kneeboarding session of the entire summer. As soon as we got back to Odyssea it was time to set sail and head to Road Town, the capital of the BVI. We sailed the entire way and anchored without turning on the engines. Before going on shore, we spent some time cleaning the boat. We got two hours of shore time which we spent getting lunch, shopping, eating ice cream, hanging out with friends on other boats, and calling home to check in. After leaving Road Town we attempted to sail for the last time this summer, causing our last sail to be pretty boring. Rachael and I bought a weave at the department store at Road Town. While Meghann and Kris were at a staff meeting we put it in their medicine cabinet in their head. When they got back, Kris went to get his razor, found the weave, and freaked out. It was hysterical. Now everyone has settled down and we’re getting ready to write all of our cards to each other. Everyone’s so sad and none of us are ready to leave, this has been an amazing trip.

Posted: Thu, Aug 11, 2011

Kissing Wrecks and Procrastination

Location: Great Harbor, Peter
Author: Nikki S.
Another day in paradise. It started with a wake up call at 6:45 am by the hilarious song of “Yay Toast!” It is an impossibly annoying song that somehow wakes up cranky teenagers and makes us laugh. Yes, parents and all loved ones, your teenagers were not only awake at 6:45 but were responsive. Anyway, the cooks today did a wonderful job starting with great french toast. After a long clean up we set off to the Kissing Wrecks. The sail was beautiful but some of us could not enjoy it because our research projects are due today. Yay for procrastination! We all took a break for our first dive of the day. We were all very proud of Hanna today because for the first time she navigated us back to the boat without getting horribly lost. Hanna and I did a ballroom dance underwater to celebrate. Everyone enjoyed the dive. Our second dive took us to the actual kissing wrecks which are two boats very close together. Apparently they were purposely sunk together. It was 80 feet deep and another great dive. The rest of the day was filled with sailing, sunbathing, and research projects. As the doom of presenting approaches I can’t help think “its just another day in paradise.”

Posted: Wed, Aug 10, 2011

Guts n’ Stuff

Location: Great Harbor, Peter
Author: Will S.
So when we woke up today we went to this place called Painted Walls. I’m a Dolphin, so my group and I were very frustrated because we hadn’t seen the fish we were studying in any dive site yet. We’re studying jawfish but we couldn’t find them until today. We got good notes now though so we’re happy. Next we headed out to West End and ate food and bought souvenirs. I think I spend nearly all my money for the day on conch fritters because of their deliciousness.

Posted: Tue, Aug 9, 2011

Beach BBQ

Location: Sandy Spit
Author: Leanne H.
We got up around 7:30 so we could get as many dives in as we could. We went to Shark’s Point first which had awesome coral and a drop off. Then we went to the Playgrounds where Dolphins did a research dive for their projects and Neptunes had a free dive. After our dive we sailed off to Sandy Spit where the beach BBQ will happen. We anchored and Kris took whoever wanted to go scuba diving again to the Playgrounds and the rest just stayed on the boat and relaxed. The group came back all excited. They said they saw a 5 foot black tip reef shark! It was a great dive. Tonight is the beach BBQ and it’s going to be so much fun!

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