BVI: Session 3 - Sailing Curls

Posted: Fri, Aug 11, 2017


Location: Sandy Spit, Green Cay
Author: Carson S.
We started in Muskmelon Bay and we had French toast for breakfast. The French toast was yummy. Then we started sailing for a couple hours and I went first while at the helm. Then we sat down and started chilling. After that, I went to sleep on the bench. I went back to the helm and we did the man overboard drill. I was able to complete it in one try, which kind of surprised me. The most fun part of the day was the boom swing and trying to do backflips. I got extremely close but never did a full one. We are about to go to the BBQ, which hopefully will be really fun. date: Aug 10, 2017

Posted: Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Day 11

Location: Sidney’s, Jost van Dyke
Author: Chloe R.
We woke up this morning at 7:15 to get ready for our rotation today. We had cereal and milk for breakfast before setting up our dive gear. The open water divers completed their fourth dive and are now officially PADI open water divers! Meanwhile, everybody else went on a deep dive to 70 feet and became advanced divers! Next, we learned how to make Turk’s Head knots and practiced our knots. After a lunch of tortilla soup, everybody went to Bella Vita to have a short sail chat and waterski and wakeboard. Our final rotation for the day taught us about conserving coral reefs. Dinner tonight was summertime Thanksgiving. Now the Barracudas are going on a night dive. Later we are having a movie night and watching Moana. Overall, today was a great day! date: Aug 9, 2017

Posted: Wed, Aug 9, 2017

Chill Day

Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island
Author: Eric P.
Today was a very nice day because everyone including me was happy because we got to go to shore. The weather was cool and breezy, a side effect from the storm last night. Everyone was happy because the sun wasn’t beaming down on everything. After we left shore with snacks in our hands we set sail and Kelly helped me lead the boat to our destination. Later we went to do sail chat after cleanup and the Barracudas went on a night dive. The day had ended, night had come, and we went to sleep looking forward to receiving our certifications the next day. date: Aug 8, 2017

Posted: Tue, Aug 8, 2017

Dogs Day

Location: Marina Cay
Author: Kaleigh O.
We started the day off by motoring from Mountain Point to Great Dog at around 6:30am. Upon arriving at Great Dog, the Sailing Curls crew, except Kelly and Austin, took a dinghy over to the Squeakybrat boat thus allowing other divers to kit up and dive off of Sailing Curls. We dove the Chimneys around 10 am and the open water divers completed their open water dive number three whereas the advanced divers had the opportunity to go on a basic fun dive. Throughout the dive, we saw animals varying from trumpet fish and parrot fish to a Spanish hogfish and even nurse sharks. After returning from the dive we had Ramen noodles for lunch, which was followed by an “ever so friendly” rain storm. We then motored from Great Dog to Marina Cay, during which the rain continued so we made use of our time by playing simple games and solving riddles. Once we arrived at Marina Cay we took Hibiclens showers and passed the time by playing card games. Because of the continuing rain, we ate dinner below deck, which was followed by a Lifeworks Forum and movie night. date: Aug 7, 2017

Posted: Mon, Aug 7, 2017

Day 8

Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Author: Gaby M.
Hola, today the Curls woke up at 7 and had some bagels, muffins, and yogurt for breakfast. It tasted very delicious. After, the open water students took their tests and passed, while the advanced divers did some reviewing and watched a cool video. After both groups went on two dives. They were very rad dives. Then we came back and ate some lunch that I enjoyed. Then we went to Sambamba and went waterskiing! Now I’m a pro at wakeboarding. We played in the water and after took some refreshing showers and watched the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen in my life go down. Finally, we had a great dinner and I got to say it was a pretty all around good day. date: Aug 6, 2017

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