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Joey Berven '20

Joey Berven '20
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6th Day In Hawai’i: The Summit

We started off the day with a service project which our efforts resulted in us on the front page of the local newspaper. We dug sand out of an old pond which was destroyed by a tsunami. We dug the sand out a pool which would be fresh and salt water and also the home to endemic shrimp. With...

5th Day In Hawai’i: Black Water Dive

We started our day off by visiting the kampachi fish farm where we were given a tour of their farm. While we looked over some of the large tubs holding baby fish, our guide said that the kampachi fish can grow to harvest size in just seven to eight months. I found this interesting as the minimal growth time...

3rd Day In Hawai’i: First Dives

We started off the day with our first dive, a 2-tank dive, in the trip starting where we dove at Suck Em Up and then Kaloko. During our first dive at Suck Em Up, we had a 50 minute dive in the clearest water I have ever been in. Since the water was so clear, our dive group was...

4th Day In Hawai’i

We started our day of we a Zodiac boat tour. This allowed us to visit outstanding snorkel spots like Captain Cooke's Corner. On the way to the snorkel spot, we were greeted by a pod of short finned pilot whales with a new born in the group. I thought these large animals were logs at first as they would...

2nd Day In Hawai’i

Starting off the day, we visited NALHA to learn about renewable energy and other programs helping the environment. After the brief presentation about OTEC and how it works, we were able to visit an actual OTEC facility which generates 100 kilawatts of energy. Then we traveled to the munk seal rehabilitation facility where they monitor and help the seals...

1rst Day In Hawai’i: What I’m Looking Forward Too

After our flights, we were greeted by a pair of vans to take us to House Over Kona. Then we were separated into our groups for the week and the; gave a rundown of our trip. The activities ranging from all of the dives to the research centers we will be visiting really got me "stoked." I am ...

In Class Blog Post: What’s Diving Me Crazy

I am looking forward to diving along the large manta rays and other unique marine life. I also hope to see some sharks, but at a safe distance of course. At the moment, I only have diving experience from the training but I will be going on a diving and sailing trip in the Florida Keys next weekend.