Today, July 16, was mostly an introduction day to the area and the activities of the area. We began by waking up and driving to a Virgin Gorda hotel and restaurant where we would eat breakfast. Next, we had a class, our only class of the trip. It consisted of a few slide shows introducing the topics we would be studying and the activities we would be doing. The first was an introduction to the island, the class, and the activities of the week. The second was about fish identification and what fish we would have to be able to identify. After eating lunch, we became fitted with diving equipment and went on a test dive on which the dive masters tested our skills and in which we would acclimate ourselves to the conditions of the British Virgin Islands. Finally, we ended our day by returning to Guavaberry, eating dinner, and finally by going to bed.