Location: Tortola, BVI

The staff of Ocean Star (Captain Tor, First Mate Nick, Oceanography Instructor Carolyn, and Marine Biology Instructor Annemarie) are super happy today because we finally have shipmates onboard! It was a busy day, with students arriving throughout the afternoon via planes and ferries. Once they got on board, they unpacked their bags and then went to go get the scuba gear that they will use for the semester. It has been a whirlwind of new faces and names, as we get to know the people we will be living, learning and working with – and who will ultimately become our new family – over the next 80 days. We are all so excited to be starting the program and are looking forward to a semester full of sailing, scuba, science, and adventure!