July 22, 2016
Today, we woke up at Great Harbour at Peter Island. Students had a relaxing morning before the Open Waters divers left at 8:15 a.m. for some fun morning dives. The rest of our students worked together to sail from Great Harbor to Nanny Cay, which is a wonderfully, friendly marina located west of Roadtown on Tortola.
While under sail, students learned about points of sail, right of way, and how to dock! At Nanny Cay, students have the opportunity to call home, shop, play beach activities, swim in their deluxe pool and take land showers! Once we reached Nanny, our Open Water divers joined us for lunch and a deep clean of our boats. After lunch, students got to call home and check in with their parents while our Charlie divers headed out for an afternoon dive.
For the rest of day, students got to hang out with their friends from the other fleets, enjoy the beach, and check out the shops to buy fun tshirts, ice cream and treats. When the Charlie divers returned from their afternoon dive, all students enjoyed a delicious dinner of Philly Cheesesteaks. The divers who enjoyed an amazing afternoon dive quickly got their gear ready for their second night dive of program! By the time everyone was back on their home boats and showered, it was time to power down and get ready for the day ahead.
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.