Location: Dragon Bay, Grenada


First off, Happy Valentines Day! Today we moved from our dockside slip at Grenada yacht club. We went for a short cruise out of the harbor and headed North for the first time. After motoring for about a half-hour, we dropped anchor in Dragon Bay. Once anchored, preparation for our first dive began. The first dive was a deep dive to about 80 feet, which is the deepest any of the newly certified divers have been. Once at the depth, we played with eggs (when cracked open, they look kind of like jellyfish) and explored the properties of light and its effect on colors because blue light is the only color that penetrates water that deep, making things look blue or brown for the most part. The deep dive lasted all of about 10 minutes before we started to run low on air, which you use about four times faster at that depth. After the dive was complete, a long lazy lunch began giving us time to relax before our next dive. For the next dive, we went to an underwater sculpture park (see video), where we went on our first dive without a dive instructor. During the course of this dive, a Valentine’s Day couple was formed! Love must have been pumped into our tanks today because once back on Ocean Star, several more Valentine’s Day couples were formed before dinner. After a true feast, we finished it off with some wonderful Valentine’s Day cake masterfully prepared by Dana, which was a great way to finish the day. -Tucker