Location: Great Harbour, Peter Island
After a restful nights sleep on Sputnik (Ocean Star’s home mooring in the BVI), the crew woke to the sounds easy-going reggae and the smell of freshly toasted bagels prepped by our chefs Taylor and Alex. After a quick breakfast and cleanup, the shipmates had the opportunity to dive another of the BVI’s awesome wrecks. The Fearless was a ship sunk in about 80 ft. of water off Peter Island for an artificial reef. It is now home to all kinds of incredible marine life, including beautiful queen angelfish and a barracuda that decided to hang out with us for a while. After the dive and a delicious Asian noodle salad, the shipmates had a quick Nav review in preparation for their Navigation Master exam tomorrow, which was interrupted by Marina yelling down into the salon for help. Rushing on deck, we found Krystin and Steph “panicking” on the surface of the water with their dive gear on. Our rescue divers in training quickly got swimmers in the water to provide floatation and calm down the panicked divers and helped get them back on board to perform their secondary medical assessment. This was the first of multiple surprise rescue scenarios the shipmates will have to handle in order to become certified rescue divers. The rest of the day was spent studying for final exams and working on the last assignments of the semester. It’s going to be a busy couple of days as we wrap up the academic portion of the semester followed by a couple of days of relaxing and enjoying the BVI before our little boat family parts ways; something we’re choosing not to think about as we make the most of the last week of our adventure together.