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Alpha 1 & Tango 1: Day 9 – Cooper Island

By wpdev July 7, 2021

Day 9

Our divers set out for another adventure and the rest of the group went for a morning hike on Norman Island. The hike led to a helipad with stunning views all around. The helipad was the perfect spot to play a few team-building games including, Where the Wind Blows, Oh Captain My Captain and a giant rock-paper-scissors battle. The energy level was high and the fleet continued to create memories together. After the hike, the group spent a bit more time on the beach before heading back to the boats.

The trip from Norman to Cooper Island was sunny and chill. A small group of our students made their way over to Cooper in a Colgate, which was super fun! The Colgate is a daysailer sailboat that allows students to get a better feel for sailing. The boats are smaller and heel over close to the water, making for an exciting ride.

The big boats picked up a mooring ball near Cooper Island Beach Club and spent the rest of the late afternoon swimming and hanging out. Around 6 pm dinner was served with boat meetings to follow. It was an earlier night since the divers had a big day and the next morning was going to be filled with watersports and more diving.


The greatest challenge during the program was staying entertained during the quarantine period. Not being able to leave your boat and not having a phone, which was a crutch against boredom, it was difficult at first to stay entertained.