The divers were off by 8:30 am. The Open Water divers completed their first two dives and a couple of the Advanced Open Water students finished up everything – yay! On the dive boat, the students were excited to share all the cool marine wildlife they saw such as trumpet fish, barracudas and sea lettuce slugs.
The rest of the fleet put up their sails and started the downwind sail from Cooper Island to The Bight Bay. During the sail, the captains and mates gave a lesson on jibing and tying preventors. A few of the ASA students sailed over in the Colgate – check out our latest Instagram post to see for yourself! All of the boats successfully picking up another mooring ball once at The Bight Bay.
After lunch, the dive students joined the fleet and everyone went ashore for a hike on Norman Island. They hiked up a hill to an old helipad and played some team-building games. The rest of the day was spent jumping off the boats, swimming around on the swim pads and paddleboarding.
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.