Location: West End, Tortola
We’ve had an amazing session 2 with our shipmates on board Tropical Oasis. With 5 Vegas brand new to sailing and diving and 7 seasoned returners coming back to complete their Divemaster, we had a great mix of skills and experience. Hoxie and Alex stormed through the open water course, wowing us with their abilities underwater – culminating in a wonderful dive on the wreck of the Rhone. This was also an opportunity for the DMs to complete their training with a last leading dive – they’re all over the moon to be certified in their first PADI professional qualification! As well as some incredible diving, we’ve been lucky to enjoy some great sailing around the BVIs. Heather and Divya gave some stellar performances at the helm, clinching us a podium finish in 2 of our races. As well as sailing and diving, our shipmates have enjoyed the range of activities on offer – Tori especially showed everyone up with her wicked wakeboarding skills. Bobo, Alexa, Ali, Katie, Ella, Kayleigh and Adrienne really impressed us with their hardworking attitude and enthusiasm for diving during their DM course. They had a great time learning to lead dives, refreshing their own skills and discussing the professional aspect of the dive industry. We’re so proud of everything they’ve achieved and can’t wait for them to start using the skills they’ve learnt! We hope to see you all again soon – maybe one day as staff! We had such a great atmosphere on the boat this session (predominantly due to washing up karaoke sessions and midnight prank missions) and we’ll miss you all very dearly. Thank you for the memories!