Location: ENglish Harbour, Antigua

Our morning started off with pancakes for breakfast cooked by Simon and Kyle. After our clean-up was finished, everyone gathered their laundry, and the already certified divers took it to shore. The new divers reviewed their homework with Beaker and went over the dive tables in preparation for their quiz tomorrow. Once the various tasks were taken care of, the crew enjoyed their first full day of shore time. The group split up; some went to the nautical bookstore and bought charts to bring home, while others took a walk to the beach. Most of the crew convened at Grace Before Meals for chicken roti. After lunch and a little more shore time, everyone met on board for dinner – Mexican food – a definite favorite among the crew. Soon after dinner, we met on shore for our MTE class, taught by Simon, Kate, and Kyle. After class, some of the crew played poker while the rest watched a movie, and then everyone went to bed early in anticipation of our “wellness” hike the following morning.