Written by Felicity Davies, Mate & Emmy Valdez, Student and Mary Chickering, Student (Boat: Sonsbeek)
Today we all woke up docked on the beautiful Scrub Island and chowed down on scrummy loaded eggs and bacon for breakfast. Some of the divers jumped on the dive boat to get in a few more dives as they finished off their certifications or started new ones. The rest of the fleet spent the morning chilling at the beach, hanging at the pool, and browsing around the shops before departing. All the boats had a successful de-docking and smooth motor over to Trellis where each boat worked together to pick up their mooring ball. The afternoon started with delicious greek hummus pitas for lunch. The advanced open water divers and some fun divers hopped on the dive boat for an afternoon of diving while the rest of the fleet had a little swim before heading to shore for a marine biology lesson and beach clean. The whole crew pitched in for the beach sweep. We filled up 6 trash bags and even found a couple parts of an old boat! After the beach clean , everyone hung out on the beach, explored a local art shop, Aragon’s, and went to a couple other shops. Afterwards we headed back to the boats for a little downtime. There was lots of swimming, snorkeling on a ship wreck, and heading over to different boats to catch up with friends. After showers everyone returned to land for a sushi dinner at Marche at Trellis. After dinner we had a big fleet party with karaoke, a fire show and one boat wearing togas. It was a blast! By the end of the night everyone was exhausted and we headed back to the boats for a good night sleep before the next day ahead.
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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.