Braving the Storm
Posted: Mon, Aug 7, 2017
Today was an eventful one to say the least! We started the day off with the sun blazing bright and early in GHP. We were treated to a delicious serving of eggs courtesy of Jimmy and Troy, alongside delicious fresh fruit and cereal. Matt requested for us to put on our PFDs immediately after breakfast so that we could quickly motor to the other side of GHP. Once we arrived, the Neptunes and Dolphins split up. Us Neptunes set up our dive gear in a jiffy, as we are trained professionals now. We then gingerly placed our dive gear and cylinders in a small dinghy and motored over to Happy Our which was moored on the Fearless wreck. After going over the dive briefing and how to map the wreck, we went diving from the dinghy, Navy seal style. We were in pairs of two and were given a slate to map the wreck on. Some things we had to record were the hazards, entries and exits, points of interest, and heading of the wreck. It felt like drawing a school project that we would be graded on. It was extremely fun and hilarious. Although communication was difficult, Jimmy and I got through it with our gestures and head bobbing. After the dive, the Neptunes moved back to Luna and saw the Dolphins finishing up their shark dissection! After morning activities, we traveled to Road Town where we ate PB&J. Once we arrived, the beautiful blue skies dispersed and a huge down pour of rain took us by surprise. We journeyed through the town soaking wet and were surprised to visit the parade that was happening in Road Town. Unfortunately, the parade got cancelled due to the storm. After we left Road Town, we moved to Marina Cay where it continued to downpour. All us shipmates sang and danced like siblings and laughed for hours. Finally by nightfall, we arrived in Marina Cay and due to the weather, Lifeworks was carried out on our own boats. We then ended the night watching Moana, our favorite movie. What a beautiful way to end a not so beautiful-weather day.