Location: Dominica

Waking up early, our day began at 6:30, so we could make it to Dive Dominica on time. Jess made sure we were well prepared for the dives by cooking us a super yummy breakfast of sausages, potatoes, and pineapple. Our always busy staff dinghied us to the boat that we would be diving off of. The first dive was the advanced open water diver, deep-dive, so we dove off of a wall that dropped 1500 feet, only going 70-80 ourselves. After a brief snack break back on board the dive boat, we headed to a new location, Champaign Reef, where geothermal vents let out legs of hot air bubbles. Lunch was back on S/Y Argo, where we soon after rallied to volunteer at a local primary school that was hit by a storm at the beginning of our trip. We left a few hours later with a freshly primed and painted school and an attachment to some of the students many of the crew spent time with. The day was busy, so we ended up taking ocean showers in the dark before dinner. The dinner was filling, and the squeeze question viscous (picking which of the people next to you would save if they were both dying). With an OCE class to end the night, we will all be sleeping well.