Location: The Bight, Norman Island

Today was a great day. We started today off with a late wake-up, 8-ish has never felt so wonderful to wake up until now! On top of this, we had some great pancakes for breakfast, some plain and some with cinnamon apple, and some with bacon cooked in them. Talk about a treat! Instead of going to Road Town, Zourite, being the amazing boat we are, got to spend the day in Great Harbor to have some time for the divemaster candidates to do some watersports and finish any missing skills. It was also nice to spend time doing watersports with our shipmates who are participating in the Vega program since the DMs are usually pretty busy on rotation days. Oh and, if you didn’t think the day sounds fun enough already, we got a surprise visit by a bottle-nose dolphin. It was only there for a minute, but pretty much everybody grabbed fins and a mask and flung themselves in the water, including Lisa, one of our staff members. We also did a bit of swimming and jumping off the side of the boat by making a swing with the boom. Not really sure how it was set up since I was doing something else at the time, but man was it awesome. As for the few skills the DMs had left to do, they knocked them out of the park, even the stress test. But in all seriousness, I think all the DMs made an effort today since it’s our last day of diving at AQ and possibly the last time most of us will dive in a while with college coming up. But until then, we’ll all make the most out of the time we have left. One more race to go, and even though we had a really close call to coming second last time, we get even more competitive. But Zourite is a good, fast boat and I think everyone wants to win three in a row so wish us luck!