Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Today was our first deep-double-dive-day! We woke up and immediately after breakfast put our gear together as we sailed to our first location-the Chimney’s. While diving through crevasses and under archways, we identified a queen triggerfish (so pretty!), a porcupine fish, and a spotted lobster among the usual parrot fish and trumpet fish. After surfacing, we were soon on our way again to Coral Gardens, the site of what used to be a beautiful coral reef but was subject of a huge coral bleaching and was since destroyed. However, we still visit the site because an airplane was sunk there for a movie filming in the ’70s. We were able to dive through the plane and see the overhead compartments and take each other’s picture “flying” the plane from the cockpit. This was our deepest dive yet at 49 feet. We were welcomed to the surface by the best meal yet (voted unanimously by the whole boat) of mac and cheese. A delicious brownie cooked by our captain Kris followed. Taking our showers was quite an adventure this afternoon as a pot of jellyfish swarmed our boat we were all on “jelly watch.” After our dinner of tomato stroganoff, we all had to bail as another surprise 5-minute rainstorm hit us. The deckies will have an easy job tonight thanks to mother nature. After dinner Odyssea discovered a new Olympic sport- lifevest sumo wrestling. We witnessed Marina and Kris attacking each other on the trampoline while wearing 5 PFD’s each. It was pretty impressive, and after a long battle, Kris has crowned the winner. The rematch will be in a weak or so; stay tuned. Can’t wait for another fantastic day tomorrow down here in paradise.