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Chase Ryan '16

Chase Ryan '16
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Day 6

Our last day in BVI was a calm and relaxing one compared to the days before. For starters we were allowed to wake up at nine after having to wake up at seven everyday. At nine we had a quick breakfast of donuts and granola bars, and then headed to the harbor where we cleaned the wreckage of a...

Day 5

On the fifth day of our trip, we helped maintain Jesuit's coral nursery by cleaning the coral and the PVC pipe trees that hold the coral. While the divers cleaned the staghorn coral, John and I snorkeled the surface to look for diseased staghorn coral in the surrounding reef that could pose a threat to the healthy growing...

Days 3&4

On day three of our trip, we explored the wreck site of a luxury ship from the 1860's called the Rhone. The Rhone sank in October of 1867 due to a massive hurricane that ran the Rhone into land. The steam engine room was the first part of the ship to make contact causing an explosion that divided the...

Day 2

On day two of our trip, we had an amazing day of diving/snorkeling and playing the beach games. Our first dive site was at ginger steps, where the current travels through the reef creating a sand channel that attracts several pelagic fish such as sharks and eagle rays. As soon as I jumped in the water and...

Day 1

Today was our first day in BVI, and it was a great day to start off the week. It started out by eating breakfast at guavaberry then heading straight to the harbor to load up on the boats. After running through the safety procedures on the Sea Dragon, we headed out to George Dog Island for a...

Day 5

Today was our last day going out on the boat and diving/snorkeling. Although it was sad because it was our last day, we still had a job to do which was setting up the new Jesuit reef by doing some coral transplanting. The day started out with everyone going to breakfast together, but once we finished eating we...

Days 3 and 4

Yesterday in BVI we had a very busy day of turtle tagging and snorkeling which were experiences I will never forget. The day started with breakfast and a short class, taught by Dr. Shannon Gore, over different types of turtles and how to tag them. Once we had been instructed on how to catch the turtles, marine 1 loaded...

Day Two

On the second day in the British Virgin Islands, I had an exciting day of snorkeling at three different locations. The first thing we did was eat breakfast at a restaurant at the marina, where I enjoyed a delicious bacon omelet. Once everyone was finished eating we hopped on the Sea Monkey boat, and headed out to a dive...

First day in BVI

7/16/2014: First day in BVI The first day in the beautiful British Islands started when I woke up to a bird singing outside my window, not something I experience in Dallas very often. Once everyone was awake and dressed we met Casey and the rest of the Dive BVI staff for breakfast, introductions, and a short class about the marine...