Location: West End, Tortola

So its been 21 days of excitement, learning and just plain fun. We started this session with some awkwardness (especially when you couldn’t remember everyone’s names and story), but as time went on, we learned a lot about each other. Old friendships grew stronger, and new friendships emerged. The shipmates aboard Boss Lady have dove, studied, and read their way to being brand-new rescue divers. In addition to this, they are awesome navigation divers, and if you lose something in the water, they can search and recover it with ease. Adam and Lynn were always there to lend a hand with mooring and anchoring. Vlad, David, and Nick were always found around the helm asking to motor, sail, or anchor us.

Caroline always helped with getting pictures for the blog. She was always seen jumping into the water with her camera. Katie was always scheming new and interesting pranks to pull on other boats. Lulu was always excited to sail, and she won the dive side race for Boss Lady. Lucas always had something clever to say and showed great dive skills. Leigh always entertains the boat with her singing and amazing belly flopping skills. Maddi and Adrienne were always seen together and were ready to go diving as soon as the dive flag went up. Beccy and Tierney were always there to make us all smile, laugh, and enjoy each day. Our time together has been great, and we have seen amazing sea life, including dolphins, turtles, and sharks. We also have learned how to sail (or improve our existing skills), tie knots above and below water, bake brownies/cookies, and have fun. All in all, it was a great three weeks. The only thing bad about it is that it has to come to an end.