July 30, 2016
This morning, Delta students woke up back at Oualie Beach on Nevis. Bidding farewell to the gorgeous island, we dropped our mooring ball just after eating breakfast. Our next destination would be St. Kitts, just a short motor sail away from Nevis.
Though only about 10 nautical miles, our trip over was quite eventful when we were caught in a squal, prompting the crew to break out their rain gear and brace for higher winds. Out of the storm, we then reached Basseterre, where our skipper of the day executed an awesome docking. After a quick boat clean and filling spaghetti lunch, the whole crew organized snorkel and dive gear and departed for the afternoon activity, two dives and some great snorkeling.
On the dive boat, we met our guides and headed out to the first site. Our six divers got geared up and hopped in the water for an exciting dive. The main attraction? Sharks! The group saw several of them on the beautiful reef as our non divers snorkeled above. Though they weren’t able to see the sharks as the divers were, they all had a nice time taking a refreshing dip in the clear water.
All back on the dive boat, the crew was motored over to the next site, a shipwreck. Shallow enough to be enjoyed by our divers and snorkelers alike, we all had an awesome time exploring the old tanker. Satisfied by the amazing sights of the afternoon, the dive boat then dropped us back at the dock and we jumped right into showers and burrito dinner prep. Dinner was followed by a well deserved quiet night on board and a chance to reflect on the day. The evening came to a close as we all fell asleep, looking forward to another day on St. Kitts.
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.