Location: British Virgin Islands - Savannah Bay
We are off and have safely arrived at the beautiful Savannah Bay surrounded by clear teal water!! Today was a historic day for Sea|mester. Both Ocean-Star and Argo, departed together from West End, Tortola ending a brief but rare rendezvous. We woke up at 7am and spent the morning preparing for our first day of sailing. The morning was jam packed with information and safety briefings. We learned about line handling and absorbed a myriad of nautical terms that we would soon be putting to use on our 4 hour passage. Once we finished exploring the ins and outs of the ship we set sail around 2pm. Spirits were high as the sails went up and we began to feel the cool wind on our faces. We immediately became integral members of the crew and found that this truly is a hands on learning experience. Some of us, myself included, evenhad a chance to steer the 88 footer. We learned to do a full boat check, lower and raise sails, set up for a night at anchor, and much more. After all that was completed we jumped into the warm crisp sea looking out at a spectacular sunset along with a bright rising moon for our salt water showers. Finally, we chowed down on some Sloppy Joe’s and salad. Following dinner we did a full deck scrub and clean and afterward, The 7 PADI open water students congregated for an quick lesson. We are all looking forward to our first dives tomorrow in Savannah Bay. It should be a great experience!