Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda

Today was a great day! We started with delicious breakfast burritos, then we went right off to waterskiing. It was a beautiful day and it was a lot of fun to ride the waves. We then went to the ship Wind Shadow for our first open water dive! First, we stepped into the water and sat on the surface to have a chat. Then we did a few drills. All the excitement and anticipation made them fly by. Finally, it was time to go down into the reef. As we deflated our BCDs I started to see all the life that has been under my nose the whole time. We went down to the bottom and saw things that I had only ever seen in the movies. We swam to a spot by a crowd of rocks and turned around. All the fish glistened in the sunlight and it was one of the most spectacular sights I had ever seen. I felt so at peace under the water. Everything was in harmony. At some point in our dive, Annie pointed to something. I looked to see what it was and saw a stingray swim by. It was then that it hit me that this is a truly incredible experience.