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Jesuit Reef – Long Beach, Virgin Gorda

My two pound weight in one hand, side by side with my dive buddy Zac, we search carefully for staghorn & elkhorn suffering from some kind of visual malady. This is how we began our day, we dove in the shallows off of Long Beach in Virgin Gorda. We searched for corals displaying signs of bleaching, overgrown...

The Unsinkable RMS Rhone

Waking up this morning was tough, I finally crawled out of bed around 7:20 after much procrastination & I have never made a better decision. After arriving at the cattle gate at 7:45 we were taken over to the harbor for breakfast at the Dive BVI office, thanks to all of Dive BVI for hosting our meal &...

The Chase

Waking up around 7:15, there was a rush to get to breakfast on time at the Internet cafe. Upon arriving at the cafe we ate a delicious breakfast soon followed by a special presentation on turtles by Doctor Shannon Gore. She explained the evolution of turtles seen in the Caribbean consisting of Loggerhead, Green, Hawksbill, & Leatherback turtles. ...

Behind the Cover of Sports Illustrated

Past the models posing for the cover of sports illustrated there is an abundance of life in the ocean on the shore of The Baths in Virgin Gorda. We visited The Baths this morning as part of our scheduled snorkel for the day. It started with a brief hike down to the ocean where we saw immense...

Day 1

Starting at 7 in the morning, day one began slow after an exhausting previous days travel. As a group we went over to Old Yarde for an amazing breakfast with members of the dive BVI staff. We met Casey, Jeff, Jeff Jr., Catlyn, Laura, Pablo, & Fernando & following their introductions we introduced ourselves to them & received...

Jackson White

1. I'm taking this class because I'm interested in marine biology as a possible future career path. This class will serve as an intro into the field of marine biology & allow me to gauge my interest in the course. 2. Currently I have no diving experience other than the classroom portion of the dive certification process. ...