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Brennan Louviere '19

Brennan Louviere '19
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Day 6

We couldn't dive due to the fact that we are flying tomorrow, but the day was not one spent just lying aroumd. Once everyone has eaten breakfast, we woke up and headed to the local high school to help Unite BVI build a library and a garden. Unite BVI was founded by Richard Branson and aims to help both...

Day 5

Today was probably the coolest part of the trip at least from my perspective. On our first dive of the morning we visited a recently sunken ship wreck called the Kodiak Queen, a boat that was actually one of five vessels that was left unscathed in the Japanese bombings of Pearl Harbour which that made the sunken boat that...

Day 4

Today we took a break off of diving, but the day was not spent sitting around. We met Dr. Gore, who runs the reef conservation non profit called ARK that Jesuit partners with and she taught us about the Green and Hawksbill turtles we would see today. We travelled out to Little Dix bay and looked for turtles in...

Day 3

The day began with two more early morning dives geared toward wrapping up the data collection for our projects, which meant going to find more sponges. The first dive took place at George Dog island, and over the course of our dive we found four more barrel sponges to collect data on. There was a fairly strong current at...

Day 2

Today the two dives we took were geared toward for our project, which is determining if a larger diameter in sponges means a faster speed low process of water. To test this we had planned on releasing a tracer dye into the water around the sponge and timing how long the sponge took to start excreting the dye; however,...

Day 1

Before eating a hearty breakfast of Honey Buns and eggs, we were awoken at around 6:45 by our first views of Virgin Gorda. We went out onto the boat and left promptly for our first dive of the trip at around 9:30. Although just the first dive of the trip, I got to touch up on some basic dive...