Location: Porto Azzurro, Elba, Italy

Today (had to put that in italics because we’re in Italy, ha-ha), we awoke to a beautiful sunrise and the smell of bacon radiating through the salon. After breakfast, the Open Water divers went on their first scuba lesson!! For many, it was their first time breathing underwater. Scuba diving is the closest thing we have to experience new worlds within our world. The diver feels weightless and can observe an entirely different way of life on our planet. The Earth is 70% water, so scuba diving allows us to fully appreciate and experience our lil blue blob floating around in space. After lunch, the rescue divers jumped in the water, and the advanced divers went over some theory and had the chance to go to shore. A couple of the crewmembers hiked to the cross at the top of the mountain range in Elba.

Meanwhile, the rescue divers went over different methods to help a struggling diver. Our fearless dive instructor, Steve, was a great victim and ensured our confidence in making safe rescues. After rinsing off the gear, we ate dinner and watched the sunset. We held hands as we discussed what animal we would want to ride into battle. This has been such an amazing journey thus far. We are learning so much and having many new experiences daily. It might be cheesy, but I can’t help but think of a quote from a very wise man…
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever. -Gandhi
I think being apart of Seamester really embodies his message. Thank you to all of those who have made this experience possible!

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