written by Provisions Manager, Lindsay Walsh
July 17, 2018
Today, our Delta crew woke up excited to spend another day at Cooper Island Beach Club. After breakfast, our Open Water divers gathered their gear and headed to shore to continue their training in confined water. Our non-divers all got together on Zanzibar to drop the ball and circumnavigate Cooper Island! The entire crew worked together to navigate around the island, raise sails, and once again, pick up a mooring ball. Our students got the opportunity to get more comfortable around a monohull in preparation for our sail to the Leeward Islands later on on program.
Once Zanizbar returned to Cooper Island Beach Club, the crew of Hully Gully went back home and divers returned from their morning underwater. The entire crew enjoyed a delicious lunch of broccoli mac n’ cheese before heading to shore. Our Open Water divers got back to their training and our already-certified divers got the opportunity to go out and dive at one of the many beautiful dive sites around the BVI. Those who didn’t dive enjoyed hanging out around the beach club and enjoying the coffee shop and the beach. Everyone enjoyed delicious smoothies or some ice cream!
At the end of the day, divers returned to the beach and everyone went back to Zanzibar to prepare dinner. Once dinner was ready, the crew of Hully Gully became the crew of Fidji! Fidji is a beautiful 52 ft DuFour monohull that was being prepped by our charter company for the first two days of program for our down island voyage later on. Once Fidji was on a mooring ball, her crew was shuttled back to admire their new home.
After dinner was consumed and cleaned up, our certified divers got ready for their night dive at the Wreck of the Rhone! Once the dive boat cast their lines, everyone headed to shore for a social with the Bravo, Charlie, Foxtrot and Sierra fleets! Everyone enjoyed sundaes and sodas, and even played a game of ninja on the beach!
Once the social was over, everyone shuttled back to their home boats exhausted after such an exciting day and powered down in preparation for the sail to Little Harbour on Peter Island 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.