Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda, BVI

Today, the crew of Ocean Star awoke to some light music and the smell of pancakes. After enjoying breakfast, the new divers went on their second open water dive while the advanced divers helped prepare the boat to sail. The two groups swapped roles, and everyone got a chance to dive and prepare the boat. Then, the crew learned about the science projects they were going to be conducting on the trip. After a good lunch, we hauled back the anchor and raised the sails. Then, after the crew got comfortable with tacking and jibing, we practiced our man overboard drill. With good success in the drill, we took Ocean Star back to Mountain Point, dropped anchor, and enjoyed a Thanksgiving-style dinner. Tonight, we will have our first MTE class, and then all should have a good night’s sleep.