BVI: Session 3 - Sailing Curls

Posted: Sun, Aug 6, 2017

Leverick Bay

Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Author: Adam F.
Today after eating oatmeal for breakfast, the advanced divers went on a dive while the basic divers did a scuba chat. Once all of our gear was put away we motored to Leverick Bay where we went to shore for two hours of shore time. We ate lunch of shore and went to the local market. After shore time we sailed back to Mountain Point to prepare for our first night dive. We saw eels and sea urchins. Today was a good day. date:Aug 5, 2017

Posted: Sat, Aug 5, 2017

Vixen Point BBQ

Location: Vixen Point, Gorda Sound
Author: Cason d.
We started the day by eating cereal and fruit while we were connected to the raft. The advanced divers went on a navigation dive. Then we went on a mangrove snorkel and saw octopi and some really cool fish. Then we tied monkey’s fists and other fun knots. Watersports was super fun, I kneeboarded and face planted! The Sofia’s kneeboarded like bosses. Then we went to a delicious BBQ with all the other AQ and GoBeyond students. It was a great day! date:Aug 4, 2017

Posted: Fri, Aug 4, 2017

Squeeze, Clap, Curls

Location: Vixen Point, Gorda Sound
Author: Sofia C.
Today we woke up early and enthusiastic about another rotation day. The first activity was a sail chat, where we learned all about our boat. After the chat we hopped on a dinghy and one by one took turns waterskiing and kneeboarding. I was so excited that after quite a few tries, and falls, I was finally able to stand and stay up. After the watersports, we had lunch and went diving. The Vegas did their final confined water dives and finally got to see coral. I am excited to see what tomorrow will bring. date: Aug 3, 2017

First Day in Port

Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Author: Varun C.
Today we woke up at 6:30 to get to The Baths. We got there at 7:30 and took a dinghy to shore. From there we explored the cool rock formations. We went to a rock that was ten feet high and jumped off multiple times. It was really fun, since people did tricks. From there we went to Spanishtown where we ate lunch at the restaurant. People said it was amazing! We then went back to the boat. We were leaving when we lost steering. We used the emergency tiller to drive us back to shore. We fixed the boat, then left for our next anchor spot Mountain Point. We had dinner which was chili. Mike came over and we played an interesting card game. Then the chefs, Chloe and Sophia, made good brownies. One of the best parts of the day was when we’re in a rainstorm! date:Aug 2, 2017

Posted: Wed, Aug 2, 2017

Busy Busy Busy

Location: Savanna Bay, Virgin Gorda
Author: Kai W.
Today we started off with scrambled eggs. Then we headed off for an early dive at Sand Circles and then headed off to learn how to drive the dinghies, as well as learn how to wakeboard (there were a lot of face plants). After lunch was windsurfing and Pico sailing. Afterwards, we finally were able to have a refreshing shower in the sea. We dried ourselves extra quickly for dinner. We had cooked up hot dogs with alfredo sauce and pasta, and a delicious salad. After dinner, we wound down as we talked about marine for our underwater naturalist specialty. Finally, we set up hammocks and whipped out pillows as we prepared for bed. It was a long but exciting day. date: Aug 1, 2017

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