Location: Dominica, BVI

Friday, January 27 Day 13

This morning we finished our 44-hour passage from Tortola to Dominica. Watch Group 1 ended the passage before noon and woke the other groups to eat lunch. Instead of visiting shore today, as would normally happen after arriving at a new country, we had Boat Appreciation Day. In other words, we spent the afternoon scrubbing the decks, organizing our bunks, changing sheets, and fixing sandy dive gear. Everyone is very excited to finally step onshore and taste the exotic island KFC tomorrow after our deep dive in the morning. After completing the boat cleanup, we caught up on work and took our first jump in the ocean after two days. We finished our relaxed day by watching an incredible sunset and eating dinner. This was followed by Carolyn trying to explain plate tectonics by using brownies and cake. It is currently 6:30 PM, and we will have our Oceanography class in a few minutes, followed by our knowledge reviews for Advanced Diving. All of us have varying degrees of sunburn, some peeling, and some making us look like Maine lobsters.

To Eliza Nolan from Robert: Happy Birthday!! Love you all.

To Theodore Basson From Audrey: Joyeux anniversaire!!! Oui je nai pas oublie! Jai pense a toi hier! 16 ans! Cest incroyable!!! 😀 <3
To Bruce Basson from Audrey: Happy Birthday, Daddy!! I didn’t forget! I just didn’t have WiFi