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Julian Reyes '18

Julian Reyes '18
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Day Six Marine Bio 2

This morning our teachers hosted us for breakfast. After breakfast we spent the morning volunteering at the local school. A group of us were responsible for digging a trench for a new water line, and later switched to working on a new landscape installation. The feeling that I received from helping at the school was uplifting and special. For...

Day Five Marine Bio 2

After breakfast this morning we headed to the harbor to start loading the dive boats. This morning we had a two tank dive scheduled at the Kodiak Queen wreck and Coral Nursery. The Kodiak Queen is an amazing wreck, the ship served its life as a supply ship and was present at the Pearl Harbor Bombing, and continued its...

Day Three Marine Bio 2

Today my old cabin Mango served breakfast. After, we dove Mountain Point and Coral Gardens, both very diffrent dive sites. At Mountain Point we encountered several stingrays, a turtle, and a school of creole wrasse. We then moved on to our second dive site the Coral Gardens, this is a wreck dive. The wreck here was a purposely sunken...

Day Two Marine Bio 2

This morning Plum hosted breakfast on their balcony with million dollar views. On the boats today we preformed our first research dives, at Ginger Hole and Ginger Backside. On our first dive we saw two sharks and barracuda hunting a school of fish. On the second dive we again saw a nurse shark and two lion fish. So far...

Day One Marine Bio 2

The flash backs of last years amazing trip came to mind as our house rooster woke us up. After having our normal breakfast plus eggs that the teachers had made, we headed down to the harbor. While loading the boats with tanks of air and gear, we learned who our group's dive leader was, Beth. We did our first...

Day Four Marine Bio 2

After hosting an amazing breakfast this morning at our cabin, we learned that we would be spending our day turtle tagging and snorkeling. The Sea Dragon Team started our day off with an excursion to Mango Bay to snorkel and identify invertebrates. Here we were tasked with the goal of trying to capture and identify the most amazing invertebrates...

Day Six

Our last morning here in the BVIs started off nicely. For breakfast we had some abnormally large donuts. Because our flight leaves Monday morning we could not dive for safety issues, so instead we did a beach clean up to help the island. During our clean up I learned how dirty we humans are. Henry and I removed several...

Day Five

Today was a full day. We started our day off by having breakfast at lime tree cabin, followed by a quick taxi as usual to the dock. Once at the boats we quickly loaded all our dive gear up all our headed to our first dive site, the wreck of the the Rhone. During our first dive we explored...

Day Four

This morning was nice. Every one in our cabin woke up energized for our three dives. After breakfast we headed to the docks where Sea Monkey beat the other boat off the docks. We headed to the first dive site called the steps. The steps are a series of reefs that slowly become deeper. Because our groups research...