Location: Peter Island, BVI
Today started with cooked breakfast a little later than usual, at anchor just outside “The Baths”. Yiwa and Dane had prepared the crew a hearty breakfast of sausage and eggs. The smell of a cooked breakfast hastened the shipmates out of bed and needless to say it was wolfed down by all onboard. Once everyone was sufficiently stuffed and clean up had been dealt with it was time for the oceanography quiz down below. Eventually everyone had finished, no doubt passing with flying colors and it was time to weigh anchor and motor to Salt Island where we were to dive the wreck of the RMS Rhone, a mail ship that was sunk by a hurricane many years ago. The wreck, consisting of three parts scattered over a large shallow area supports an abundance of sea life as well as being a spooky reminder of that fateful day. Diving into the bow of the wreck we were lucky enough to spend a little time lazing around with a hawksbill turtle while being watched menacingly by a big barracuda mad that we had disturbed his hiding place. We drifted slowly around the wreck before going back to Ocean Star and getting under way to our mooring ball in Great Harbour on Peter Island. Here we had showers, dinner, with a dessert of cake, in aid of Jackson’s Birthday, before finishing the evening with some dive reviews. So ends this day.