Location: White Bay, Peter Island
Today was the first day of my first year at ActionQuest! This morning after sleeping on the front trampoline of our boat, we all gathered on another boat for some advice and a pep talk about our upcoming journeys. Then we got to explore West End before we set off for our swim test and first dive in White Bay. We sailed for a while, learning the controls of the boats, how to tie a bunch of different knots, and how to set the sails. After eating sandwiches for lunch, we got ready for the swim test, where we had to swim 8 laps around the boat and then tread water for 10 minutes. It felt amazing to go from the hot sun on the boat to the insanely clear, blue, refreshing ocean. We set up all of our gear on our tanks and went on our first dive, which was a review of basic scuba skills. We ate a really yummy dinner of Sloppy Joe’s (although I opted for an equally delicious veggie burger). I am having lots of fun and can’t wait for the rest of the trip!