August 1, 2016
Divers began the day early to be trucked to Hodges Creek Marina to finish up some of their diving for the program. Once they reached Hodges, they got onto the dive boat and traveled to Wreck Alley for some fun dives!
While they were off diving, everyone else was back at Soper’s for a late morning wake up. After breakfast, students worked together to sail from Soper’s Hole to Cane Garden Bay which is located on the backside of Tortola. While at Cane Garden Bay students went snorkeling and we met up with the Alpha and Tango programs until our divers returned.
Once divers were back, everyone got pre-departure checks underway to start their journey to Sandy Cay. Sandy Cay is favored as one of the most beautiful, small islands between Tortola and Jost Van Dyke that is uninhabited and it has an enchanting, soft, white sandy beach. Parts of Pirate’s Of The Caribbean were even filmed there!
While at Sandy, students got to explore the island and go swimming and splash around. After everyone was a bit tuckered out from so much activity, our crews went back to their boats and got ready to head to Diamond Cay on Jost Van Dyke. At Diamond Cay, students were reunited with their friends from the Sierra and Foxtrot adventures. We ended the day with homemade hamburgers and mashed potatoes. Students went to bed excited because we would finally be going to Sydney’s Peace and Love tomorrow!
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.