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Zach Laird '19

Zach Laird '19
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Day 5

Today we went to NELHA again, to view their AC system. Then we visited two fish farms: Kampachi Farms LLC, and Abalone Big Island. Then we finally got to the most exciting part, the black water dive, which was everything I wanted it to be, it was so other worldly, and seeing things that we have never seen before,...

Day 4

Today was an extremely good day. The Zodiac boat was not only fast and exhilarating but it also allowed us to see things that otherwise would be difficult to spot. From seeing short fin pilot whales to swimming with spinner dolphins, the Zodiac tour was absolutely amazing. The manta dive was everything one could dream of, to look up...

Day 3

Three points for today: Where to begin? I guess I should start by releasing my inner 5 year old and saw "WE SAW A SHARK!!". That was absolutely amazing, while diving our first dive, we went into a small little cubbyhole in the rocks and sitting there was a white tip reef shark, a member of the cartilaginous species. Secondly,...

Day 2

Three things I learned: The first thing I learned during our OTEC lecture was that ocean energy thermal conversion can attribute a large amount of our nations energy at such low costs. The second thing I learned was that the cost of water that is taken from the deep sea by the NELHA is not only more clean, but priced...

Day 1

What am I most excited for? Getting here and seeing the beauty was absolutely breathtaking, it's almost impossible to take it all in its so gorgeous. So what I'm most excited for is the first black water dive, I can't wait to experience that. To me this entire island is a dream. From the moment we stepped off the plane...

In Class Blog Post

What am I most excited about / looking forward to? I have to say I am most excited about A) bonding with fellow Jesuit brothers and getting to learn in an environment where we are all able to experience the same things together. B) exploring multiple reefs, species, and learning about Astronomy and finally C) Learning about a subject that...