BVI: Session 2 - Odyssea
Posted: Sun, Jul 24, 2011
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today we woke up bright and early. Breakfast was on the table by 7:00 and we were cleaned up and ready to go by 8:00. At that point we sailed off of anchor with out using the motor. We are the only dive side boat to pull that off! We had a 2 hour sail to the wrecks, with what felt like 30 tacks. The Neptunes dove the wreck first while the Dolphins finished their research projects. Another quick lunch and surface interval then both the Dolphins and Neptunes dove the wrecks again. The wrecks are two sunken boats right next to each other. We then sailed off the mooring ball (radical) back to GHP. In GHP we cooked dinner, ate, and then Dolphins presented their projects and Neptunes took their final test. Mansuela (Marina) made brownookies tonight.
Posted: Sat, Jul 23, 2011
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today we woke up at 7 and ate oatmeal for breakfast. We headed for port at the West End of Tortola and ate an early lunch at a restaurant called Pusser’s. After some souvenir shopping we left West End to go to GHP where we were going to have a night dive but there was a slight conflict with the stormy weather. When the rain stopped, Marina taught everyone how to make turk’s head bracelets. After dinner we had movie night on another boat, Grand Cru. We finally got to watch Finding Nemo. Even though we didn’t get to go diving today it was a lot of fun spending quality time as a boat. Tonight was Mexican Night for dinner and everyone got to make their own burritos. Eli bought mango hot sauce when we were at port today and it was really good on the burritos.
Posted: Fri, Jul 22, 2011
An Amazing Day on Odyssea
Location: Sandy Spit
Today we had pancakes made by John and Ava and they were wicked good. After eating we were on our way to dive the Playgrounds. The Dolphins did research and the Neptunes had a fun dive. Meghann and Marina ended up going over to Panasea to help them with their rescue stuff. For lunch Kris made us chicken salad because he was so proud of how well we sailed onto anchor. After lunch the Neptunes went off and the Dolphins went on another dive. When everyone got back some people went kneeboarding. Some went to the beach and some did work. At dinner today we gave Kris (Princess Peach) his gift. Last night Anna found a hat that has “Princess” written on it and everyone signed it. When it was given to him it looked like he even blushed a bit and put it right on and he still wearing it. At the moment everyone is cleaning up and getting ready to go to Lifeworks. The whole dive side is getting together so everyone is excited. We have 5 more days together and we will make them count I’m sure. We may not know what’s going to happen tomorrow or a week from now but we’re all happy and that’s all that counts.
Posted: Thu, Jul 21, 2011
Castillos de Arena
Location: Little Harbour, Jost Van Dyke
We woke up very early so we could get an early start on our hike up Mount Sage. The hike was hard but when we got to the top the view was beautiful. The skipper did a very good job today directing the boat and enjoyed burgers on shore. When we finished eating we went to the beach and built sand castles. We built an octopus eating one of our shipmates, Jonathan. We won in the heart. Tonight we are going to shore to have a BBQ and a dance with the whole camp.
Posted: Wed, Jul 20, 2011
Officially Naturalist Divers!
Location: Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Today we woke up to french toast and lots of Nutella, a great way to start the day! After the breakfast we sailed to the Pinnacles where we did our second naturalist dive. We all had an awesome dive with a squid and an eel. Back at the boat we had lunch and after the Neptunes had an equipment lecture while the Dolphins did their research dive and collected information for their projects. The second half of the day was actually pretty chill because we didn’t have much to do apart from fueling and getting water.