Location: St. Kitt's
Today started with a wake-up call at 6:45. We started early to dive the River Tau Wreck right outside the island of St. Kits. We split into two groups, and the first dive team was in the water by 7:15. While the rest of us waited for our time to dive, we ate some delicious banana bread made by the chefs the night before and cooked early that morning. When the first group finally ascended, the second group was on their way over. The sunken ship is split into two pieces and is full of life. It is about 45 feet below the surface, so we had a good amount of time to explore. After seeing all kinds of fish, a sea turtle, and Captain Kevin scaring Amanda with a lobster he found, we finally made our way to Zante Port, the port that hosts all the cruise ships in the area. Luckily for us, there was not a cruise ship today, so we had all the restaurants and stores to ourselves. For many of us, it was just long enough to use the Internet and Skype back home or reconnect online. We spent about 3 hours onshore, and then it was back to Ocean Star for the first quiz in our Oceanography class. After we had a delicious dinner of mac-n-cheese with ground beef, where everyone was filling up on good food because we have another long journey to Dominica tomorrow morning. Everyone is having a blast, and we are all still amazed at all the new adventures Ocean Star is letting us enjoy. The crew (us students) are becoming fast friends. We all feel like we had known each other our whole lives when we actually only met these people 12 days ago. Everyone on the boat wishes their family and friends the best and can’t wait to see you when they get home!