Location: Savannah Bay

Waking up today, all I could think about was diving! The open water divers (including myself) started their morning with the fourth chapter of the diving class required to take before being certified, while the advanced and divemaster divers participated in their checkout dive. The fourth chapter focused on more details of the diving equipment and what to do in case of an emergency while diving.

Once we completed our class and checkout dive, the advanced group motored over to the bay of the island with Carolyn for an oceanography hike of the windward and leeward sides of the island. It was both educational and interesting, and the views were absolutely gorgeous! At the same time, the open-water divers finally got to go diving for the first time! We got a better understanding and familiarization with our diving equipment, went over basic hand signals, and practiced breathing underwater. Although we were only in a few feet of water, it was an incredible experience, and I can’t wait to continue diving!

We switched groups, so everyone got a chance to get to experience everything. Some of us also took turns learning how to drive the dingy, while others went for a snorkel on the reef at the edge of the bay. We ended the day with some ‘diving lessons’ during shower time and a beautiful sunset during dinner. And afterward, we had our first oceanography class! So that’s a wrap of another day in the life here on Ocean Star!