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Sam Sudderth '20

Sam Sudderth '20
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Sam Sudderth Day 7: The Big Ending

This morning we gloomily woke up around 7AM, disappointed that our last day of diving was already upon us. We ate breakfast and got ready to dive around 7:45. For our first dive of the day we went to a site called Sand Hole. Here, we followed the edge of a mini-wall, which was packed with coral, sponges, and...

Sam Sudderth Day 6: Kittiwake

Following a great night of blogging, we woke up this morning and got ready for our second to last day of diving. We ate some grub and got ready for our first dive. The first dive sight was at the shipwreck of the ex-USS Kittiwake, a 251 boat. It was commissioned from the 1940's to the 1990's and it...

Sam Sudderth Day 5: Stingray City

This morning, once again, we woke up at the early hour of 7AM, well rested and ready for a busy day of diving. We ate a hearty serving of breakfast and then boarded our sturdy boat, the Twin Sister. With some help from our reliable dive masters, Bernie and Curtis, we safely made it to our first dive site,...

Sam Sudderth Day 4: The Turtle Center

This morning we woke up for a 7 o'clock breakfast. After voraciously devouring my breakfast, we proceeded to get ready for our two morning dives. The two sites at which we dove were called 'Big Dipper' and 'Anchor Chain'. At Big Dipper we went to 100 feet and at Anchor Chain we went to only 35 feet. These were...

Sam Sudderth Day 3: 100 Foot Dive

This morning I arose from my slumber at the obscenely early hour of 6AM. After waking up and getting dressed, I fueled my body with some eggs, bacon, sausage, and cereal. After that, we boarded the boats and got ready for the 2 dives. The first dive at a dive site called "Big Tunnels", where we reached a maximum...

Sam Sudderth Day 2: The First Dives and More

We started our day this morning with a very loud and early 6AM alarm. After eating breakfast, we got ready to do our first dives. We went out to the boat and drove to our first site, where we were briefed about what to expect on the dive. This dive was at a location called the "School House" and...

Sam Sudderth Day 1: The Journey

I started my day by waking up at 3 AM and heading to the airport. After both flights and the long wait at customs to enter the country, we made it to Cobalt Coast. Once we got to the resort, we got settled in, ate lunch, and eventually went snorkeling. The water was really choppy today so it was difficult...

Hawai’i: Day 6

Today we did a beach restoration service project and we went to the summit of Mauna Kea. At the service project, we started by cleaning up trash off the beach for around 30 minutes. This helps make sure that the trash can't wash into the ocean and harm marine life. It is also good just because it helps make...

Hawai’i: Day 5

On our 5th day in Hawai'i we visited the Kampachi fish farms and the Abalone farm, and we went on the black water dive. At the Kampachi fish farm, we saw how they grow the Kampachi from a small size up until they are harvested. The had some full sized Kampachi in a tank, along with some 70-80 Lbs....