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Riley Slusher '15

Riley Slusher '15
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Our Final Day on Virgin Gorda

All in all, today was a pretty nice day. We didn't have breakfast until 9 this morning, so we all got to sleep in a decent amount. I think I woke up at around 8:30, and it was fantastic to get that extra sleep. Once we were awake, though, we went down to the teachers' cabin and ate breakfast....

Coral Replant Day

Today was a pretty interesting and cool day. It started off with Christian, Jack, and I sleeping in a bit and getting the much needed sleep that I have been missing for the past few days. After we woke up and got showered and everything, we went to breakfast where I changed up my ordering tendencies and went with...

Cooper Island Fun

Well, today was another fantastic and adventurous day to say the least. We started out by going to breakfast, which for me consisted of eggs and bacon once again. As always, it was delicious and filling, enough to where I wasn't hungry again until lunch time. After breakfast, we hopped onto the boat and went to our first dive...

The Camera Adventure

Well, today was a pretty spectacular day. However, last night Christian, Jack, and I had a close encounter of the arachnid kind yet again. Before we went to bed, Jack almost had a large spider, about the size of a half dollar, land on his head. However the problem was swiftly taken care of by Christian. After all that,...

A Fantastic First Day Back in the BVI

Well, after a long day of travel yesterday, I was ready for a full day of diving today. However, the night did not go undisturbed, as Jack, Christian, and I found a scorpion in our room at around 10:30 last night. That had me up for a while, paranoid that I would have thousands of scorpions crawling all over...

Riley Slusher

I took this course because of my experience with the course and the trip last year. It was such an incredible experience that I wanted to do it again. I also am fascinated with marine biology and really enjoy learni new things about marine life and the ocean as a whole. I think my experience last year is what...

The Fourth and Fifth Day

Saturday and Sunday were both pretty fun, but I liked Sunday a lot more. Saturday we harvested coral for replanting and we planted it. The planting of said coral was actually quite difficult, because you had to have perfect buoyancy to be able to tie the little piece of coral to the spot we were planting them on. You...

The Second Day

Today was another fantastic day. The snorkeling and the diving were both great, the food was great, and the weather was great up until we went to dinner. The day started off with waking up and then going to breakfast at the Guava berry office. After all of us had eaten and been briefed about where we were going...

The Third Day

The day started out with breakfast and a presentation about the different types of sea turtles we can find in the BVI. It was a brief, yet very informative presentation by Dr. Shannon Gore. After the presentation was finished, we went to Savannah Bay to snorkel and learn about different types of invertebrates. It was both a fun and...