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Location: Pitons, St. Lucia

Name a better view to wake up to?! The Pitons, specifically Petit Piton, was towering above us as the sun rose this morning. One could argue this is the best mooring in the whole of the caribbean. For Breakfast, head chef Hannah and her team of Bens made us some lovely overnight oats with some fruit, yogurt, and granola to fuel us for our first drift dives of the semester! After cleaning up we talked through the ins and outs of diving in a current and then awaited some of the rangers from St. Lucia’s marine park, who would be our local guides on today’s dives. I was in the first group and we got to dive one of my favorite sites, named Superman’s Flight for its consistent current that carries you around Petit Piton. We weren’t the only ones riding the current today, we saw massive schools of surgeon fish, creole wrasse, chromis, and even of few of my personal favorites.. black durgeon trigger fish! We dove in two groups so while not diving, each group had a bit of study time to prepare for the coming week of midterms.

Once everyone was back on board from their dives, we had a classic favorite of tacos for lunch and a nice refreshing light shower. It rains mroe often here than many of the other anchorages, but its certianly worth the lush forest all around us in my opinion, and the sounds of tree frogs and the rainforest communities coming to life each night.

The afternoon included an Oceanography quiz, a leadership class led by Ben, a country presentation about the culture and island of St. Lucia, and a marine biology class. To wrap it all up we feasted upon some chicken, fried tofu, and a veggies stir fry under pink and orange clouds as we answered the squeeze question of what is your favorite scent.

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