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Matthew Anderson '17

Matthew Anderson '17
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Day 5

Today sadly was our final day diving. We did 2 great wreck dives. The first dive was at wreak alley. Wreak alley is a group of 4 ships, purposely sunk to create artificial reefs. Artificial reefs are beneficial in that they rebuild the marine ecosystems where they had previously been destroyed. These reefs are not beneficial in that they...

Day 4

Today I woke up at 7:05 despite breakfast being at 7:15, giving me only 10 minutes to get ready. That wasn't the best start to the day. The day could only get better from there and it did. We did more project dives today. Today for our project, my group and I had to find the fish population in...

Day 3

Today we woke up around 6:30, ate breakfast, then went diving. Today we did our project dives. In the morning it was very cloudy and looked like it might rain. The water was very choppy and our boat had trouble finding a dive site without too much current. We finally stopped at a dive site for our project dive....

Day 2

Today was another great day in the British Virgin Islands. Today in the morning my boat went to do invertebrate studies while the other boat went to do turtle tagging. For invertebrate studies we went to Savannah Bay beach. This beach had perfectly clear water and reefs just right of the shoreline. We saw lettuce sea slugs, rock boaring...

Day 1

Today was a great start to the week. We started off the day by waking up at 6:00 am. We then had a very good breakfast at a restaurant by the boats. We had a nice boat ride to our first dive site despite my hat flying off into the ocean. Our first dive, at George Dog, was a...

Day 6

Today was our final day at the BVI. Today we did our service project and had a free day in the afternoon. For our service project we cleaned up a catamaran that had lost its moorings and wreaked into the rocks. We loaded the debris onto a barge. After we cleaned a major portion of the debris we snorkeld...

Day 5

On our fifth day of the trip we went and did our project dives and presented the projects today. For the first dive of the day we went to West Dog reef. This was used as our "healthy reef" for our project. The reef there was beautiful, it had tons of parrotfish and grouper. For our project we set...

Day 4

Today was the fourth day of our trip. Today we did our invertebrate studies and turtle tagging. In the morning we did our invertebrate studies at Savannah Bay Beach. We snorkeld in the shallow reef there. The invertebrates we found was a arrowhead yellow stripe crab, rock boring urchin, west indie urchin, a Peterson cleaner shrimp, a bearded fire...

Day 3

On the third day of our trip we went to the R.M.S Rhone as the first dive. The Rhone was a streamliner from th late 1800s. This was a very large ship for the time measuring 300 feet in length. The Rhone was deemed unsinkable, however this did not hold to be true. When they were sailing away from...