Foxtrot 1 & Sierra 1 Day 10: Snorkeling & Diving The Wreck Of The RMS Rhone, In Day and Night!
Written by Mate-In-Training, Meredith Davies
July 3, 2017
Foxtrot and Sierra students woke up this morning full of excitement for another day of adventures. The crews of Hully Gully and Paso Doble dropped their mooring ball at Marina Cay and had a breezy sail over to Salt Island. Upon anchoring at Salt, Advanced Open Water Diver students left for a deep and wreck dive which they completed at the Wreck of the Rhone. Non divers all joined together onboard Hully Gully to head around the corner to pick up a mooring ball at the Rhone. There the students heard the story of the wreck of the Rhone and Salt Island and then snorkeled the stern portion of the wreck. There was a friendly shark spotting during the snorkel as well!
Students then returned to their anchorage at Salt and proceeded to head to shore. Everyone then enjoyed a hike up to the top of Salt Island which included a salt pond and a stunning view of the sea. When students returned to the beach, the divers rejoined the group just in time for showers and dinner.
After enjoying a scrumptious dinner together as we watched the setting sun, Advanced Open Water Diver students returned to the dive boat for one final dive of the day, the night dive! Meanwhile, the rest of the crews had a quiet night onboard and relaxed, waiting for their comrades to rejoin after their underwater adventure, in turn powering down to gear up for a big day 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.