Location: Roseau, Dominica
It’s hard to believe that two weeks ago, many of us did not even have our open water dive certifications. After a quick breakfast of oatmeal (Marvin’s favorite), we set out for our first two-tank dive altogether. Since this was a bigger dive than we normally do, we went with two guides from Dive Dominica. On our first dive, we descended down a massive underwater cliff called La Bim, reaching 60 feet at our deepest point. Some of the highlights include a sea turtle sighting and also a spotted moray eel. During the second dive, our guide took us to a place called champagne. Due to the volcanic activity on the island of Dominica, vents on the ocean floor continuously release bubbles which make divers feel as if they are swimming in a glass of champagne while passing through them. We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring Dominica’s capital city Roseau. After spending a majority of our time peacefully on our vessel, Ostar, I found the city a little overwhelming. The streets of Roseau are packed full of people selling local fruits, souvenirs, and other miscellaneous items. Every corner you turn, there is another street bustling with energy. As the obvious tourists that we are, we attract many of the local’s attention and are constantly being asked where we were from and if we wanted to buy something. Although one may think this could become annoying, most of us found it very entertaining. With a city like Roseau, you find yourself getting lost in the character of the city and the tales that people who live in it like to tell. The rest of the evening was filled with crew members sharing stories from the day and comparing awesome purchases.