Location: Civitavechia, Italy

Today has been a fairly relaxed day. The crew had scheduled to keep this day free to catch up on school work and other necessary tasks. So this morning after a delicious breakfast from the head chef Bret and his team everyone set to their personal challenges. Many stayed back to work on essays, study for exams or catch up on their journals after a hectic day in Rome yesterday. There was also plenty of time to explore the city of Civitavechia, stock up on treats for our up coming passage and drop off laundry. We were all back aboard by 4:30, showering and preparing the boat for our passage to Elba tomorrow. We have just had dinner and are getting ready for an exam review session for the open water students, finalizing the dry – classroom – portion of their scuba course, and the rescue divers are taking their exam. Then it will be an early night as we will begin our passage early tomorrow.