BVI: Session 2 - Laurasia

Posted: Mon, Jul 29, 2013

Staff Update Day 20

Location: West End
Author: Tucker
As our trip comes to a close, it’s hard to realize we’ve been on the water with this crew for 21 days. There has been many memories formed, friends made, skills learned, and stories to be told about and of the past three weeks. We’ve had a boat full of dive certifications, with all of our Vega divers getting their open water certificate, our Carinas receiving their advanced open water certificates, as well as their night, boat and fish identification specialties. In total, our boat of 11 amazing divers received a total of 21 certifications, which is absolutely amazing! My personal dive group, which consisted of Maddy, Ali and Erin, are three of the most naturally talented divers I have ever met. The other Vega group, which others instructed, have also been called “a champion group of divers.” That group was composed of Duncan, Webb, Brandon, and Janna. Our entire group of advanced divers, including Niamh, Jil, Joey and Quinn have also shown a great love and passion for diving; that is evident in their skills underwater. I am truly proud of all of them. Henry, one Quest student, has shown his love for others and is always a helpful hand around the boat. One of his best skills around the boat is on the helm. He, as well as Ali, have shown their knowledge of sailing. I am amazed with their ability to obtain his IYT crew certification. With a boat full of students learning diving and sailing, it’s amazing to see how they grow as people as well. As always, it will be sad to see everyone go, but our full staff on Laurasia is excited to see where our crew of 12 incredible shipmates go in the future.

Posted: Sun, Jul 28, 2013

Day 20

Location: West End
Author: Matty
Today was a very productive day! We got up at 5am to clean up our wonderful boat Laurasia. Everybody was a little tired, since we had stayed up quite late the previous night for Lifeworks. We then sailed for a bit, racing the other boats. Unfortunately we did not win, but it was still very fun! We then got to West End, where we had to clean for a bit, and once our boat was all set we got to chill at the port. Tonight is the last BBQ here at ActionQuest. I am really excited for it! However, I am quite sad that this trip is ending. I have met so many amazing people here, made so many friends… I will miss everyone so much! ActionQuest has been an incredible experience, I really hope to come back next year.

Posted: Fri, Jul 26, 2013

Day 18

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Brandon B.
Today started with moving to the RMS Rhone for most of the shipmates first dive as certified divers. My group dove the stern of the ship and saw the massive prop, along with the other bits of wreckage. After the dive we went on a hike. Following the end of the hike we had lunch and after that we relaxed on the ship.

Posted: Thu, Jul 25, 2013

Day 17- Race Day

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Erin N.
Today was race day. All of sail side raced. The first race we got 7th out of 8th. We stopped at West End port and hung out there for a few hours, the the second longer race began. I’m pretty sure we lost that one too but it was fun. Then we had a Lifeworks with all of sail side B. We had to write goals and it really made you think about life.

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