Location: Prince Rupert Bay, Dominica
Hello, family and friends of the O-Star squad!
Another day was done on the beautiful Caribbean sea. Rising with the sun is always my favorite part of the day until Teddy came up and told me I was skipper ten after 7. Luckily this gave most of the crew an extra 15 minutes of rest…my bad. Better check the wheel next time. On another note, today was especially memorable because we started our rescue divers course, but I’ll get into that more later on.
This morning started off with a delicious breakfast of granola and yogurt. We quickly transitioned into a school day consisting of marine bio and a leadership presentation led by yours truly. It was about community and the different values that are important to help them thrive. It seemed very fitting for the lovely community we have here on the deck, and I personally love the conversations between us all in that setting. Even after 63 days together, I can still see everyone becoming closer during those talks. After classes, we moved into a Mediterranean bowl lunch made by our fantastic chefs, Ash and Eamon. Lunch rolled by quickly, and we began our first day of rescue diving. It was very fun to watch Sam and Steph pretend to drown for 25 minutes and all of us jumping in one at a time to save their helpless lives. It only took me five tries to throw the floatation ring to Sam, so sorry, Sam. After choosing a partner to practice panicked divers rescue and tired divers rescue, we finished our first three out of ten sections of the course, so stay tuned for the next adventures we have.
Dinner was greeted by a gorgeous sunset, and everyone got to enjoy some of Ash’s notorious homemade hot chocolate before stuffing our faces with chili. Overall today felt really productive, and even with just 17 days to go, I can still notice that everyone gets closer with each passing day. To Lucia’s mom, she says hello. I hope this blog finds you all well, and I wish you all a good night! (:
Photo 1: Stef, Lucy, and Teddy practicing Nav. Master this AM
Photo 2: The 7community building tactics
Photo 3: Logan looking stoked
Photo 4: Quinn’s rescue stance
Photo 5: Maxime and Stef saving other Steph
Photo 6: Sam being rescued by Mackenzie
Photo 7: Maxime with his super reliable saving device and matching goggles/rash guard
Photo 8: more rescuing
Photo 9: ^
Photo 10: ^^
Photo 11: Everyone being super intrigued by the rescuing and Logan being stoked once again
Photo 12: The beautiful sunset <3
Photo 13: ^
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