Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
The day started with an early sail to Mountain Point and a delicious breakfast of oatmeal and yogurt. When we arrived, we had a quick turnaround into our first rotation of the day, the RDP (Recreational Dive Planner) class with Garisson. After an exciting class onboard one of our boat neighbors Kokamo, we headed to Liberty, another neighboring boat, to set up our dive rigs for the day. When we had finished getting all our gear, we all piled into the dinghies and set off for our dive spot. Our dinghy had a bit of engine trouble on the way there, but we made it safe and sound. During our confined water dives numbers 3, 4, and 5, we practiced sharing air with our buddies, swimming without our masks underwater, and removing our SCUBA rigs, and putting them back on underwater. We even saw a stingray and a huge hermit crab during our class! After we finished our dives, we headed back to Shape Up, our home sweet home, for an awesome lunch of grilled cheese and goldfish prepared by our skipper, Shona. After reapplying sunscreen and filling our water bottles, it was off to Zest sailing. Everyone had a ton of fun sailing through the anchorage in the Zests. Andrew and I tried to start a little race with Sloane and Kalen. Two hours of crazy wind shifts and many capsizes later; it was time to head back to our boat for water skiing, wakeboarding, and kneeboarding. The group had a great time tearing it up in the wake of our trusty super dinghy, Cirrus. After crushing it on the waves, it was time to shower. Everyone was scared to jump in because there were some jellyfish that were floating near the boat. A few brave souls, myself included, jumped in, and we got some cool photos underwater. After we finished our showers, we sat down to a great dinner of Mexican burritos. And with that, another great day comes to an end.