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First Night Dive

Jun 21, 2008

Location: Bora Bora
Author: Jesse
I woke up once again to the realization that we are anchored in 12 feet of crystal clear water inside one of the most amazing lagoons I’ve ever seen. Something about Bora Bora feels like home. As the crew and I wiped the sleep out of our eyes and headed to breakfast we started to feel excited about the day ahead of us. In Oceanography class we learned about the chemical makeup of water and the ocean. As Chris says, “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” We thought about this as we learned to drive the dinghy and sat in Marine Biology class. Next on our schedule was a night dive at 7:00. We hoped to see some of this magic in the form of bioluminescent plankton, sharks, octopus, and other marine organisms. I was lucky enough to see a variety of shrimp including banded coral shrimp, mantis shrimp, and a moray eel. Good night.