Posted: Wed, Aug 3, 2016
Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Today was another action packed day in the BVI. After a hearty breakfast, we headed over to coral gardens to practice our navigational skills and dive a plane wreck. After a dive briefing, we descended into the deep blue. As we slowly sunk, the small plane materialized before us. Before we started to look closely at the wreck, all of us, in buddy pairs, practiced navigating pentagon patterns. One buddy would watch the compass while the other buddy kept track of distance. In short, time, the 14 of us finished the navigation skills and we eagerly swam towards the plane. The plane has become a home for many animals. Blue tangs darted and ducked around the outside while barracudas swam from afar, waiting for their next meal. On the way to our next dive, we all worked on our knowledge reviews for underwater search and recovery and Emergency first responder. Today’s second dive was at the chimneys. Swimming through the clear blue water, large rocks lay stretching from the bottom to the skies. Once we got closer, a swim through revealed itself, taking us on a winding path. While we traversed the swim through, snappers, grunts and surgeonfish accompanied us, cruising around the corals and using it as a safe passage from one reef to the next. Overall, today was another unforgettable day in the BVI and we all look forward to what tomorrow brings us.