Location: West End, Tortola
Shipmate arrival is imminent, and I and the rest of the staff on board Second Wind could not be more excited to welcome our students aboard. We have finished the preparations of our beautiful catamaran, and Phantom, our supporting dingy. We are loaded with all the food, snacks, equipment, and dive gear that we need for our trip and can’t wait to get going. Our skipper, Matt (aka Skippybear), is very familiar with the BVI’s and is itching to get the sails filled. Oscar, our Divemaster, is raring to go and ready to help shipmates learn all about the different kinds of diving on offer, and help them develop their diving skills. I can’t wait to get underway and start working with the Dolphin shipmates on their marine biology classes, diving skills, and start to develop exciting research projects. There is certainly a lot we can learn from the marine life in the BVI’s. Our voyage will take us all over the British Virgin Islands, and we will get to see, dive, and explore some great locations. Not to mention the hikes, BBQs, sandcastle building competitions, and all the great dance parties we are going to have!
Try not to miss us too much world, we are going to be having a fantastic adventure, and we will see you back on land in three weeks. Be sure to keep up to date with our blog, to hear all the fun that our shipmates are having!
Here is an introduction to the crew of Second Wind:
Matt is a returning staff member as a skipper and medical staff member. He attends Eckerd University and is majoring in marine biology. In his off time, he likes to produce music and go on short walks to the refrigerator.
Jess- dive instructor/mate.