BVI: Session 2 - Changes

Posted: Mon, Jul 29, 2013

Staff Update Day 20

Location: West End
Author: Monika
We cannot believe our trip is actually ending today, it seems that we have just begun. However, looking over our weeks as a crew we have accomplished so much. Parker, Jonathan, Emily and Henderson have successfully completed their Divemaster course, making them PADI professionals! Devon continued her diving career with the Carina program and made incredible plans for her future. It is hard to think Changes will be able to sail without Jules and Santiago jumping around the mast, pulling the halyard up in record time. More than anything, we will miss all of the laughs on Changes. Pedro has never failed at cracking us all up, and Ben’s corny jokes always help lighten up the mood. Meal times will never be the same without Sep, and as we settle into our last dinner as a crew it is evident that meal times have helped us know each other because all of the activities pause and we all listen. All in all our trip was phenomenal, with Jose absolutely killing it on the helm and Victoire sneaking around with her cute little giggle. Changes has newly certified divers, four Divemasters, and 7 newly certified sailors, all the while creating unforgettable memories. We came, we saw, we conquered!

Posted: Sun, Jul 28, 2013

Day 20- A Last Race

Location: West End
Author: Jules B.
Today is the last day of this amazing trip. During this trip one of our main activities was doing scuba diving. Someones took their first breath underwater and became certified divers, while divemasters achieved their divemaster qualification or others completed their formation to be advanced divers. But we also did many other activities, like sailing. And today we did a sailing race for the third and last time. Our boat started in sixth position but we quickly became the third boat and the first of our category. Many time Elowyn Sage came so close to our boat, but we managed to keep our rank. Now we are cleaning this boat for the last time and packing our bags while coming back for the BBQ.

Posted: Fri, Jul 26, 2013

Day 18- A Moment Worth Remembrance

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Devon F.
Unfortunately, this trip is coming to an end soon, but we are still going strong on many activities. Last night we had a nice, clear, starry night with no rain, and this morning we woke up to a motor over to Salt Island. The first thing we did was take our sailing test after breakfast, and I can definitely say that I was prepared to ace the test. Afterwards we went down 75 feet to a shipwreck. I have been to many wrecks before, but this was the first time that I got to go inside the boat with a flashlight. It was the most amazing thing I have done, and I have done some pretty cool things before. It was just as thought it came straight out of a movie. The scenery was beautiful. After we went on a nice hike to the top of a grassy hill overlooking a rocky cliff into the ocean. I can honestly say the wreck was definitely the best part of the trip and a moment worth remembering.

Posted: Thu, Jul 25, 2013

Day 17- Ready, Set, Sail

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Paker H.
It was quite an early morning for Changes, along with the rest of the fleet. At 7:30 Monika and I went to a skipper’s meeting to draw our numbers and review rules for our morning sailing race. Unfortunately we lost, but it only matters that we had a fun and relaxing sail. We ended our race at West End. I thought it was quite a coincidence that we went to port on my mom’s birthday this year, and that I was skipper this year on her birthday too. I hope she had a wonderful day on her birthday even though I’m always away. From West End we had another race to Great Harbor, Peter Island. To be honest I don’t know what place we came in. I was just happy when we arrived because that meant dinner. Which is my favorite- Mexican night. I eat until I’m sick, it is so good! Last Mexican night, Jake and I ate a whole bag of tortilla chips plus several servings of our dinner tacos. We ate enough for six people, it was quite amazingly-awful. Later the DM’s will be wrapping up our work with practicing and reviewing how to give dive briefings. Then I hopefully will go to bed early after our long, exhausting, but fun day down in the beautiful BVI. Seventeen days down, only four more to go!

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