Location: Virgin Gorda, BVI

This morning the crew grudgingly rolled out of bed at 7. After breakfast, we were excited to hear that we would be preparing for a day of diving. The Open Water students took to the water with Amy, while the Advanced students went for a fun dive on the reef. When all the divers had returned, we had a lunch of pasta salad; then both groups returned to the water. The Open Water students completed their final certification dive, while the Advanced students completed their first training dive on the wreck named the Kodiak Queen. Later, the students with Advanced SCUBA certifications or higher got to go out for a fun dive on the wreck while those left on the boat tidied up. Once all the crew had returned, we prepared to sail for the first time.

Everyone eagerly listened to Ian and Carolyn’s briefing before we began the short trip to Leverick Bay. With the help of the staff, we worked together to recall what we had learned in our Seamanship class and put this knowledge to practical use. Upon arrival, we anchored, showered, and prepared to go to shore for the first time since leaving the dock at Tortola.

Onshore we joined up with the Action Quest kids for a barbecue. We ate, danced, and laughed, bonding as a crew before returning to Ocean Star, exhausted from such a full and exciting day.