Location: Peter Island, BVI
After breakfast, we started the day with our final research project presentations for Oceanography. The projects included one on sediment samples and beach profiles, the differences in biodiversity on the reefs during the day versus at night, duel migration of plankton, and fluorescence of corals at night. It was cool to see all the hard work that each group had put in for their final product. After the presentations finished up, we began diving. There were three dive groups today, each one being led by a soon to be a divemaster. This was a wreck dive of the R.M.S. Rhone, a mail ship that sunk just off Salt Island in 1867 and is now covered in corals and sea life. The divemasters had to lead the entire dive, starting with the briefing to get one step closer to becoming divemaster certified. Once all the dive groups had gone, there was an optional hike on Salt Island. The island is uninhabited and had some cool views from the top of the point. As soon as we were done hiking, we raised anchor and motored over to Peter Island, where we picked up Ocean Star’s ‘home’ mooring, and we will be staying for the next few days throughout final exams.