Location: St. Pierre, Martinique

Halloween started out a bit spooky this morning as the crew of our ghostly pirate ship was awoken with a fright to the strange sounds of a Halloween-inspired song (carefully handpicked by Barkats last night). Everyone quickly got in the spirit of things as the saloon was meticulously decorated at some point late in the night with hand-drawn Jack o lanterns and spider webs.

We got right into things with a Marine Biology Exam, which marked the last of our midterms. After everyone finished up, we quickly kitted up and down to the depths of Davey Jones’ locker; we went for our very first deep dive. Not without a few of us painting our faces as dead people… with some zinc, of course. Although many reported being a bit creeped out or nervous to hit a whopping 100 ft, everyone surfaced happy and excited for another new accomplishmentonly one dive left before we have 11 newly certified Advanced Divers.

Once diving was complete, everyone hit the town to explore Saint Pierre and pick up some French pastry treats. After a couple of hours, it was back on board for showers; then, everyone donned their costumes for dinner. Amongst the crew, we have some very trendy hippies, hobos, team America, a Pippi Longstocking, a pirate wench, of course, a cat, a crabber, and a bunch of dead zombie faces. We even had Cole dressed up as Nick while Kaitlin dressed up as me, a pretty spot-on, I must say.

Now the staff impatiently awaits the candy and cake as the shipmates have a quick Oceanography class on waves with Carolyn, then it’s finally trick-or-treating time in the cockpit. Must have candy now.