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BVI Day 5 & 6

Marine Bio 1 & 2 began our day just like any other, we took a taxi down to Casey's office and ate breakfast down by the marina. Marine Bio 2 went to Long Bay and assembled their coral. First, Killian and I assembled his reef structures by putting them down with ropes and carrying them over to the desired...

BVI Day 4

We started off the day by going down to Casey's office and have a wonderful feast of yogurt, pears, mangos, and granola bars down by the marina. Once we fed all the nearby chickens Pop-Tarts, Marine Bio 2 got onto Sea Dragon and headed over to a dive site called "Wreck Alley" in Deep Chromis off the coast of...

BVI Day 3

Today, after Andrew and I struggled for ten minutes to get Killian up, we headed down to Guavaberry's commissary and ate a wonderful breakfast provided by Casey. As we ate this feast of yogurt and chocolate donuts, we watched Dr. Shannon Gore's presentation on the turtles of the BVI. In this presentation we discovered that there are four different...

BVI Day 2

Today, we woke up and ate a great breakfast in the commissary, provided by Casey McNutt. After being briefed on what our day had planned for us we headed out to Deep Bay on the Sea Dragon with Laura, Jeff Nichols, and Casey. There, we kayaked out along the coast where we observed the geology of the mangrove forest...

BVI Nights 1 & 2

Upon arriving to the BVIs, Killian, Andrew, and I were exhausted, and went to bed after devouring our Max n' Cheese dinner provided to us. However, after Andrew found two spiders climbing on him while he was in bed, we found an enormous Tailless Whip-Tale Scorpion hiding out in a corner of our room. After annihilating the arachnid with...

Week 1 Summer School (MB2)

I signed up for Marine Biology 2 because I could not help but come back to the British Virgin Islands after my breathtaking trip last summer. I'm looking forward to partaking in another adventure with Dive BVI in the Islands again this summer, and tracking the growth of the coral we planted last summer. However, this week, preparing for...

Day 6 in BVI “The Baths”

Today Cedar cabin was able to wake up at a solid 7:40 and eat a breakfast provided by our dive instructor Casey right at the Guavaberry Resort where our marine bio group is stating. Our fresh and relaxing start however was short lived. We immediately left the resort as a group to our community service site about half a...

Day 5 in BVI 4th Dive Session

We started out the day a little earlier today with Cedar Cabin waking up at 7:30. We put on our clothes and once again took the taxi driven by Glenn, but only after playing frisbee with everybody. Once again team Sea Monkey and Sea Dragon ate at the marina and left off of the harbor bright and early with...

Day 4 in BVI 3rd Dive

Today we got to sleep in quite a bit earlier than the previous days here in the Virgin Gorda. I got up and made tea for myself and my cabin mates: Joe Payne and Matt Mills. But after our late rise it was right to the marina where we ate our pineapple and were immediately on the move to...