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Clayton Caldwell '14

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Last Day in the BVI – Round 2

Yesterday, we woke up and immediately went out on the water for our two tank dive. Our dive insect or Jeff carefully lowered all of our cinder blocks filled with cement. Then, Gavin and I carefully placed them in one of the designated spots, arranging them how we wanted them and proceeding to zip tie them together. Once they...

Day 4 BVI – Round 2

Today, we woke up and met at the cattle guard waiting for Glenn, our taxi driver, to take us to the docks for breakfast. After a fantastic cereal and pop tart breakfast, we loaded our gear onto the boats and we headed to Wreck Alley for our two tank dive. The boat ride was about 20 minutes but it...

Day 3 BVI – Round 2

My cabin woke up a little late today and we scrambled to get ready only to be the first cabin down for breakfast. Casey again so kindly had everything already prepared for us when we came down to eat. Dr. Gore made another presentation to us during our meal on sea turtles. She reintroduced to us the defining features...

Day 2 BVI – Round 2

Today I woke up at around 7 and took a nice shower before we had to head down to the internet cafe for breakfast. We were treated to a nice breakfast by Casey before we took our boat, the Sea Dragon, over to Deep Bay for a snorkel. At Deep Bay, we explored the mangroves system and mapped the...

Day 1 BVI – Round 2

Back in the BVI... We started out waking up early to a great breakfast at Olde Yard, followed by a presentation by Laura on fish habitats and fish identification. After the presentation, Casey gave us a big surprise. Dive BVI granted all of the marine biology 2 students DC1400 underwater cameras. We will be using these cameras for the...

Week 1 Marine Biology

I signed up for marine biology 2 because of the great experience I had last year in this course. Not only did I get to spend a week with some of my closest friends in the BVI, but I also got to experience and learn about the beautiful nature that surrounded us through Mr. Kirby and Dr. Groningen, as...

Last Day in the BVI

Today was bitter-sweet. We get to go back home and relax, but we have to go back home... I couldn't have asked for a better trip with better people. The whole week was absolutely fantastic. Today, we woke up and had breakfast at the Olde Yard. We were waiting for a government official from Tortola to come over and...

BVI – Day Five

All I can say about today is, wow. We woke up this morning to breakfast from our dive instructor Casey just outside our cabins. Then, we headed down the street a little over half a mile. There, we came across a massive wall that we had passed many times, with a couple people waiting for us with paint buckets...

BVI – Day Four

Today was the first day I slept in. Mr. Kirby woke my whole cabin up at 7:20 this morning. We headed down to the marina for breakfast by a taxi ride from our favorite Virgin Gorda taxi driver, Glenn. After breakfast, we set out on our boat the "Sea Monkey" towards Long Bay for coral transplanting. We snorkeled for...