Location: St. Pierre, Martinique
We woke up this morning to find a delicious array of fruit salad and chocolate croissants set before us. We were fortunate enough to gaze upon the once vibrant capital of Martinique. St. Pierre was once considered the Paris of the Caribbean and now is a somewhat sleepy town tucked underneath Mount Pele. After breakfast, the crew readied for an interesting OCB class, and with our minds full of marine biology, we set out to explore St. Pierre. The old fort and opera/jailhouse gave us a glimpse of what the town used to be. Most of us dispersed and got our own lunch that consisted of crepes, baguettes, and sandwiches. After lunch exploring and taking in St. Pierre were the only things on the agenda. After shore time, half of the crew did our first deep dive, with the other half doing it tomorrow. The dive was exciting and fun. Being down 90 feet was certainly exhilarating and nerve-racking, but we came up glad we did it and headed back to the boat for dinner. Tomorrow we wait in anticipation for our sweet hike of Mount Pele and another day in paradise.