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Reece Ellison '17

Reece Ellison '17
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Day 7 – Ellison

Our final full day in the BVI started off with community service. After breakfast we went to a beach, where trash had been building up for weeks. This was also where the island received it water supply, so keeping it clean is a priority. Trash was everywhere, rope and nets from boats were tangled along the beach, and the...

Day 5&6 – Ellison

Yesterday we had two dives, the Rhone and Ginger Steps. The Rhone was a shipwreck that occurred in 1867 that killed everyone on board besides one. The ship was sunk by the second largest hurricane the islands have ever had. The dive was declared a national park for scuba divers and has been a sanctuary for several species of...

Day 4 – Ellison

The day began with frosted flakes and fruit again, while we waited for the bus to take us to the harbor. Once we were at the harbor we loaded the boats with all the scuba gear and departed for our first dive. Setting up our gear Jeff gave us an overview of the dive site. Our first dive site,...

Day 3 – Ellison

Today, we ate breakfast at the seniors house. We had cereal and juice again. After breakfast we left for the harbor and prepared to start our experiments. Our experiment was to determine if different colors would affect if fish would come into a designated area with food in it or not. We had a blue, yellow, and red shirt...

Day 2 – Ellison

After an unsuccessful attempt at sleeping, I left with Cooper, Bobby, and Jack to get breakfast at the Alamander house. The breakfast consisted of frosted flakes and fruit. After breakfast we immediately headed over to the dock, were we split up into two groups for each boat. My boat, team Sea Monkey, is captained by Beth and Jeff. Leaving...

Day 1 – Ellison

Today, I got up at 4 AM and drove to DFW. With an early start to the day, I was not able to completely wake up until we landed in San Juan. The flight from DFW to San Juan was about 5 hours. Before we boarded the plane, I was asked to check my bag because there was not...