BVI: Session 1 - Zourite

Posted: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

Staff Update Day 21

Location: West End, Tortola
Author: Annie and Emelia

As this session comes to a close, it is with heavy hearts we will have to say goodbye to our new Zourite family. Everyone has come together and grown exponentially over the past few weeks. Quin continues to sail and skipper like a professional, and has shared his aspirations to own a sailboat with the crew. Ian has effortlessly led more open water dives than we can count. Oscar graces us with his scuba dive briefings in an impeccable German accent. Justin was thrilled today when he completed the challenging underwater equipment exchange. Alex has been taking charge with many of the boating operations. Boyd constantly keeps a smile on our faces and recently led Zourite to victory in two of our sailing races against the rest of the AQ fleet. Natalie led the group during a very successful rescue scenario. Sierra continues to amaze the crew with her incredible work ethic and go-do-it attitude. It has been a great session and well miss everyone dearly. We wish everyone safe travels home!

Posted: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

Day 20- Triple Crown!

Location: West End, Tortola
Author: Justin G.
We did it! We sealed the triple crown (winning all three sail side races) today, but it was no easy task. We were neck and neck with Sambamba for most of the race, but we pulled ahead in the home stretch to take the crown. We enjoyed a slow sail back to West End as we gave Zourite some much needed boat appreciation (cleaning). The general mood of the boat is sadness that our time together is coming to a close, but also great appreciation for the unbelievable trip we had.

Posted: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Day 14- Rotations For Days

Location: Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Author: Sierra S.
Today was an eventful and exciting day like usual! We all helped make certifications possible! Our day began promptly at 8am with snorkelers and divers coming aboard.We all helped with gear setup and distributions, and then split up and went our separate ways to help assist. Our dive sit was the Sand Highway at Muskmelon Bay. How exciting! We each had a large role today as it was one of the last rotation days. To begin, Jan and Quin helped out and led a fish ID dive and had a blast! Oscar assisted with two deep dives and had the time of his life! Natalie led a dive and also assisted on the certification dive for the open water divers. Justin successfully led a snorkel adventure and assisted with the advanced divers. Our buddy Boyd helped with a final open water dive and had the pleasure to help Jake unclog the main head! Luckily this was a success! Alex helped with gear distribution and offered great surface support! Today I was the boat’s photographer and had a magnificent time doing so! I also assisted with an advanced deep dive. It was a great time! After our rotations were complete, I motored us over to Cane Garden Bay to get water and fuel. Tomorrow is the big hike day. We are all ecstatic and mentally preparing for this. Luckily we had a delicious dinner of Thai chicken to help us with that! Tonight we will be taking our Emergency First Response test so wish us luck! Also, shout out to all of the divemasters to passing the 120 question test! Woohoo! We are getting there! Stay tuned for another update tomorrow!

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