BVI: Session 3 - Catalinaville

Posted: Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Day 14

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Lily T.
This morning I woke up to the sunrise on the bow. Everything was quiet and peaceful. Once everyone was awake, we set the table, while the chefs of the day prepared breakfast. Today we had pancakes with syrup. As we enjoyed our delicious pancakes, Davis told us that all of us passed the rescue test! Therefore, we are officially certified rescue dives! We made our way to Wreck Alley for our dives and scenario . The first dive was definitely my favorite dive of the trip. The visibility was so clear you could see the bottom of the ocean from the surface. The best part of the entire dive was that as we were ascending, we saw a barracuda. But it wasn’t just because we saw it, it was because we happened to take our fins off at the same time, so when Camilla saw it, she tried to run away. The barracuda looked and swam at her slowly. Most definitely funniest thing of the trip. The second dive was also awesome. We got to see all the shipwrecks and swim throughs. Fiona, Camilla and I proudly reached 1000 photos on my Go-Pro today. Can’t have too many. Our emergency plan scenario also went really well. Everyone had their roles and jobs, showing we had everything under control. Dinner we had Mike over for dinner, which was great. We filled him in on our accomplishments and future activities. After our squeeze, we did the black and white cards activity. I always love doing this because you can share and become aware of your strengths and weaknesses. Overall, today was another great day!!

Posted: Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Day 13

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Wyatt N.
All Catalinavillians stood in awe at the marvelous view of a double rainbow. The water was glistening this morning, it was as if jumping it was jumping out at us telling us to wake up! It was quite a beautiful view, shimmering water two distinct rainbows jumping from the rocky shore of Jost van Dyke and almost landing on the docks of Tortola. After the views from our morning meal of cereal, everything else seemed colorless. The rainbows had spilled an enormous amount of color on the buildings of West End not only on the buildings, but they also bled through the windows to the spices, jewelry, food, knick-knacks and clothes. While at the wreck of the Fearless, the waves jumped up at us as we set up our dive gear as if they were inciting us in. Once we were all down the fuzz and coral soaked mooring line, we headed south following the island shaped coral mounds. Around 200-300ft heading south, we came across what seemed to be just a small mound of wood and broken steel. We all could tell that this was not what we had intended to find.

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