written by mate, Meredith Davies
June 26
, 2018

This morning, we all woke up on the beautiful Cooper Island to a lovely sunrise and breakfast sandwiches to fuel up for the day ahead. The Open Water divers headed to shore for more confined water dives to prepare for open water dives in the future. The Advanced Open Water and Fun divers followed suit and got on the dive boat to dive the wreck of the RMS Rhone. For the Advanced Open Water students, this served as the deep and wreck dives for their certification course. Students came across nudibranchs during that dive as well, which is always a crowdpleaser!

At the same time, non-divers met up with the Bravo/Charlie students aboard Salomé and Paso Doble monohulls to do a circumnavigation sail of Cooper Island. When the divers returned, boats were reunited for a delicious lunch. Open Water Divers returned to the dive boat for their first open water dive at Chromis Reef! As those students continued their diligent work towards their certification, the rest of the crew had a downwind sailing adventure over to Little Harbour on Peter Island. There, we were able to mediterranean anchor close to our friends on other boats. Divers returned home just in time for an evening of fun on board including a delicious dinner of sloppy joes and potatoes!

At boat meeting, students spent time doing their Full Value Contract where boats discuss expectations on board and set the tone for the rest of program. Everyone went to bed very tired this evening but excited for a day of turtling tomorrow!