Day 10 Two Deep Wreck Dives
Posted: Fri, Jul 17, 2015
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today was a great day for diving, especially for the Neptunes. We woke up late, and our day had a fast start as we scrambled to collect our outgoing laundry, but it was smooth sailing after that. We soon split as the Dolphins arrived at Spindrift and the Neptunes went to Surprise for our deep/wreck dive. We practiced deep diving while mapping the wreck in great detail. We saw many reef fishes, however one species was most notable, this was the Sargent Major. Its a small oval reef fish and we saw one in the middle of incubating its eggs. There was a wrasse and we learned that the males can change color from black to orange to purple. On our second dive on the same site we faced additional challenges, We had to find our own way to the wreck and monitor our own air, depth and time. We also learned about nitrogen narcosis, which is when too much nitrogen enters the body. Overall it was a great day and dinner was Summer Thanksgiving and it was wonderful.