Location: West End

Session 2 is drawing to a close, and what a fantastic one it has been. Our Prosecuties have become such a strong team, and they have accomplished so much together. Seeing them grow and bond over the last three weeks have been pleasant and so amazing to watch. Some highlights have been seeing our Vegas passing the PADI open water course and becoming certified divers. They all enjoyed their first dive as certified divers yesterday at the RMS Rhone, seeing snapper, barracuda, trumpetfish, and the giant propeller of the stern section of the wreck. Renee, one of our Questers, went snorkeling on the Rhone and it was great to see her free diving down while we were scuba diving. Our Prosecuties are more competent than ever on the sailing boat now, and we were proud winners of the AQ drag race to West End. It was so great to see the team headed up by skipper Max getting so involved with all the operations and cruising to a sweet victory.

Well done! We can’t wait to race again tomorrow where Benji takes to the helm to hopefully become champions once again. Advanced open water diver Reily has done amazingly well in achieving his Advanced certification and a bunch of specialties, which is highly recognizable and impressive for his age. Great job, Reily! Earlier this week, our shipmates took their sailing practical and did awesomely. It was a beautiful day, and the wind was perfect for it. It was great to see each one of them take the lead and show us what they had learned – Will, Connor, Francesca, and Celie did a great job in the man overboard drills. Henry was our skipper and set a great high standard for the day. We have been waterskiing and Picoing a lot over the past week, and it’s been hilarious hearing their funny stories at our squeeze questions of the great time they have been having on rotation days. Malachi and Austin have been the center of the laughs, keeping us smiling and constantly laughing with their humor. At Vixen Point we all enjoyed a snorkel in the mangroves and Jordan was lucky enough to see a huge pufferfish and was even more fortunate to capture it on camera, which is awesome! Sadly, the session is coming to a close, but we have had a great three weeks with our shipmates, and we hope that they have learned a lot and made some unforgettable memories down here in the BVI.