BVI: Session 1 - Wicked Good

Posted: Sun, Jun 19, 2011

Day 5

Location: Vixen Point, Gorda Sound
Author: Haley F.
Today we woke up at 6am to motor over to the Baths. Our boat had a great time jumping off the rocks, and went exploring in Devil’s Bay. Almost everyone went in the hollow rock, but Brook and I were too scared to go through the swim through. We spent a couple hours in Spanishtown. Lunch was full of delicious smoothies, burgers, cold drinks, and ice cream. We took full advantage of any store who had air conditioning. Once we left we sailed over to Vixen Point, where our boat helped raft all the other sailboats together. Dinner was full of beans and veggie burgers. We cooked enough beans for a small village. Tonight the DMs have 90 pages of reading due (yikes!!) The sunset was a stunning pink-orange. Right now we are cleaning dishes and listening to the younger boats dance and sing! I had a great day, can’t wait to go diving tomorrow!

Posted: Sat, Jun 18, 2011

First Rotation Day!

Author: Andres
Our day started early as always, and after having a short breakfast we started our first dive (Vegas) with the help of the instructors and divemaster. It was incredible, and after that we started practicing wakeboarding and also driving the dinghy which was very interesting and also kind of funny to save the chicklets from “drowning.” Then we had lunch and after we headed to the beach and learned how to windsurf, which is much harder than it looks, but still it’s an amazing experience. Also the divemasters of our ship were helping out assisting the diving instructors which were teaching us, the Vegas, how to dive.

Posted: Fri, Jun 17, 2011

Day 3

Location: Savanna Bay, Virgin Gorda
Author: Unknown
The weather was sunny with scattered clouds. 6:30 am wake up. 6:50 breakfast. 7:30 begin sail. 12- broke the strawberry jam. 12:05 PB+Js. (sorry for breakfast we had eggs and blueberry muffin cake- excellent job by Jon and Leah- thank you). Ongoing sail. Still sunny. Arrived at beautiful cove around 3:30. Divemasters did so much work. Showers around 5. Beautiful weather. That’s all. Good night and good luck. Live well and prosper.

Posted: Thu, Jun 16, 2011

Takin’ Dives

Location: The Bight, Norman Island
Author: Connor S.
Today was the first day the crew spent actually sailing. We got up at 6:30 after a rainy night to prepare to leave the dock. Once we were ready we had a dock chat with Mike. Afterwards we cast off. I was at the helm to guide us to our destination. We had a lunch of PB+J. Eventually we reached the caves at Norman Island, where our ten divemasters did their checkout dive, and the rest of us snorkeled with some Vega students. Anyways everyone was pretty tired once we were done, so we relaxed for a few hours working in dive boats and talking. Finally we took the boat and anchored (under Al’s careful guidance) at the Bight. There we were visited by the Deliverance boat, that provided us with ice cream and snacks. Now we’re eagerly awaiting sloppy joes for dinner. Yes!

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