written by Bravo/Charlie mate, Megan Lundequam
July 25, 2017
This morning, we woke up anchored in the beautiful bay of Mountain Point. Breakfast wasn’t scheduled until 7:30a.m. but the team was up at 6:30a.m. to see off our Dive Master Trainees anyway so we decided to go for a morning snorkel over to the Kodiak Queen to get a last look at this wondrous wreck! We swam around with our friends, dove beneath the tentacles and identified species of fish all before the day had truly even started.
After a yummy breakfast of French toast and cinnamon apple porridge, the rest of our divers packed their day bags and headed over to one of our Bravo and Charlie boats Mersault while non-divers shuttled over to our other boats, Fermi and Atilla, so the divers could split off from the group to meet up with the Sail Caribbean Divers. It was a really nice chance to get to spend some time sailing with other students on fleet and, apart from encountering a mini squall, we had a beautiful sail over to Trellis Bay.
Once on the ball at Trellis, we had some lunch and then started shuttling students to shore for a truck tour around Tortola! By the end of the trip, we will have sailed all around the island and even spent the night in a few different locations, but it was nice to get a chance to see the island from a different vantage point. And we even got to stop off and get some ice cream during the drive! It was an excellent change of scenery and a great chance to test out our sea legs on land.
After the drive, we had an hour to look around the shops, check out Aragorn’s local art studio and buy some snacks at a local market. A few of us even walked over to the Loose Mongoose and had a bounce around on the water trampoline!
We finally made our way back to the boats around 4:00p.m. and spent a few hours floating around, swimming and listening to music before starting showers and dinner prep. We had a delicious dinner of burritos with every topping you could imagine, leaving us all stuffed and satisfied. After dinner clean, we had boat meeting on the bow where we chatted about our day and then got ready for bed and drifted off to sleep under the stars.