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Alpha 2 & Tango 2: Day 9 – Cooper Island

By wpdev July 21, 2021

Day 9

The fleet stayed at Cooper Island for another night since the dive students are completing some dives in the area. Today was a morning for re-provisioning, snorkeling and water sporting. Students were able to swim around to the other boats and go out on the hot dog tube. Our Tango boat was super excited to find out their new provisions included a package of Gatorade powder.

Our divers headed out in the afternoon. Many of the dive students reported seeing large stingrays and sea turtles! Our non-divers headed to Salt Island for a hike. The hike ended at a scenic lookout where the students heard the story of The Rhone, a popular Caribbean wreck dive site.

After heading back to the boats, students reunited with the divers and spent the evening making friendship bracelets and swimming around the boats. As dinner was prepared, trade negations of snacks and treats could be heard over the radio. Thor offered Kajsa a package of Oreos in return for someone to come over and do their dishes. It was a hard no. Dinner was followed by boat cleans and boat meetings.


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.