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Luke Gomez '16

Luke Gomez '16
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Day 7 – Unfinished Business 

My final day in Virgin Gorda was a tough one. Knowing that I had to leave behind Dive BVI as well as Casey and Jeff was utterly heartbreaking, only because I am not certain when I will be returning to see them again. Before I discuss the rest of my day, I'd like to personally thank Casey, Jeff, Beth,...

Day 5&6 – Turtle

I woke up Sunday morning with a burning desire to see sharks. We had the normal breakfast routine at the Mango house, and headed towards the marina afterwards. At the marina, we loaded up and headed for the RMS Rhone. Even though I had already heard the story multiple times, it still interests me. It was built in 1865,...

Day 4 – Competition 

I woke up this morning not knowing what to expect. As I approached the breakfast table, I saw honey buns which signified that a great day was approaching. After breakfast, we had a brief break and then headed to the marina. Once aboard, the first stop for the Sea monkey was a Wreck Alley. We then dove down...

Day 3 – Project

This morning I woke up and immediately began preparations for the breakfast feast. It gave John, Matthew, Jackson, and I the opportunity to show our responsibility as well as our ability host a crowd of hungry people. After a good meal we went back to the marina and set course for our first dive site, where we would perform...

Day 2 – Refreshments

After a great night of sleep in the Jasmine house, I woke up to a brisk breeze racing through the window. We got ready and then went to the teachers cabin for a pre-dive breakfast. Eventually, as everyone finished their meals, we trotted down towards commissary. There, we were briefed on the ground rules of Guavaberry and entertained by...

Day 1 – Travel

The excitement began at around 5 a.m. with a fellow student having some trouble with his ticket information.after everything was fixed up, we gradually made our way through airport security. After we had settled down in the gate entrance, everyone frolicked off to their own restaurants. I, an avid fan of eating a champions breakfast, went to the only...

Luke Gomez-BVI- final day

Today was the sad last day to a great week. We started out an hour later than usual and we pent to the teachers cabin for a donut breakfast. After breakfast we received about a half hour of downtime where we were able to hydrate and prepare for the beach clean up. We went to the car, driven by...

Luke Gomez-BVI- Day 5

Today we started out by going to breakfast just like a normal day in the BVI. After eating we went onto the sea monkey, where we were briefed on what we were going to be doing for the day. Today's main mission was coral replantation. Our objectives were to find the staghorn coral fragments from the previous Jesuit reef,...

Luke Gomez- BVI- days 3&4

Yesterday was the night snorkel so the teachers gave us the night off from the blogging. We started out eating breakfast as normal. Afterwards, we had a lesson of how the sea turtle population was declining very quickly and how recently, measures have been taken to protect the population from extinction. One of these protection methods was to track...