June 30, 2016
After waking up at Nanny Cay, the crew completed pre-departure checks and prepared for a sail to Cooper Island. While de-docking, our students did a great job of communicating which resulted in a most successful de-docking. During our sail to Cooper Island, we had practice sailing upwind and tacking, and students also learned about reading their telltales efficiently to better trim their sails or adjust their point of sail.
Once Rioja and Fermi had both successfully moored at Cooper, Open Water Divers headed to shore with their packed lunches for a fun day of diving on a dive sight called Ginger’s Back Side. The rest of the crews enjoyed a delicious lunch of hoagies. Afterwards, those who weren’t diving headed to shore to enjoy Cooper Island! While on shore, we were able to paddle board, kayak, and play frisbee! Students also had the opportunity to sail on our 26 ft basic keelboat, Opal Bella. Everyone enjoyed checking out the shops and enjoying some smoothies and ice cream, too. Once our divers returned, they had completed their final two open water training dives and could finally say they were officially Open Water certified! We ended the day by eating dinner on our boats and enjoyed spending time together before heading to Mountain Point for the night to anchor.