Location: The Bight, Norman Island
Waking up to a glistening sun and some groovy tunes was an ideal start to our first of many long days. After breakfast, we prepared ourselves for the director, Mike, to come and give us his famous opening speech on all of our upcoming expeditions. Considering we are now the oldest and most advanced diving boat in the fleet, we hosted many of our neighbors on the lovely Catalinaville catamaran for Mike’s talk. Once the talk was over it was time to ready the crew and head out into the big blue! We motored our way over to The Caves, a dope snorkeling and scuba site. Here we helped our sail side friends with their snorkel gear and eventually geared ourselves up for our first dive back in the BVI. During our checkout dive, we refreshed our minds on some important underwater skills, and then it was our time as soon to be divemasters to demo some of the skills back to our instructors. These skills are important for us to not only know, but to master so we can potentially teach others. Overall, it was a very rewarding experience because I now feel prepared to learn how to demonstrate more skills and eventually lead some dives for the open water divers! I am looking forward to the next 19 days of hard work, fun and memories to be made!