written by Mate-In-Training, Meredith Davies
July 9, 2017
After spending the night on a mooring ball at the Bitter End Yacht Club, everyone awoke on anchor at Mountain Point on Virgin Gorda as the staff had an early morning motor while the students slept soundly. After a breakfast of bagels, cereal and yogurt, all of the Bravo divers got to dive on the newest (and by far the coolest!) wreck in the BVI’s, the Kodiak Queen. This boat has a unique history as it was one of the handful of boats to survive Pearl Harbor. This wreck has many places to penetrate, including a huge kraken sculpture that sits on top of the boat that everyone was able to go through.
Meanwhile, everyone else enjoyed a day of watersports including tubing, snorkeling the shallower site of the Kodiak Queen, and water skiing. Some people were extremely luck and swam with a pod of dolphins! When the divers came back, they joined in on the water sports fun. Tomorrow, the Charlie divers will get to dive on the Kodiak Queen! After a filling up on a dinner of barbecue chicken and potatoes, each boat had a lesson on bioluminescence and other nocturnal adaptations. This lesson was hands on as everyone jumped in the water to see the bioluminescence up close and personal. The night ended with some tasty Oreo chocolate chip banana bread and boat meeting that focused on the upcoming Challenge Day!