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Brandon Yarckin '20

Brandon Yarckin '20
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Day 7 Cayman Islands

Today was our final day in the caymans and we had 2 of the best dives of the trip when it comes to sea life. It was an absolutely perfect way to end our dives and the trip. The two dives we went on were called Sand Hole Reef and Ocean Pointe. During Sand Hole we maxed our depth out...

Day 6 Caymans Islands

Today was one of the most fun and productive days we have had the entire week. We went on two ship wreck dives and did a beach cleanup. The two dives we went on were called Kittiwake and Doc Paulson, both ship wrecks. Kittiwake was sunk in 2011 and was a submarine rescue boat. It saved one submarine but ironically...

Day 5 Cayman Islands

Today was one of the best days so far on the trip. We went to stingray city and went on two dives: Hepp's Pipeline and Spanish Bay. The two dive terrains were very different; One was a deeper dive along the side of a coral reef wall and one was a shallow dive on top of the coral reef. The...

Day 2 Cayman Island’s

Today was our first scuba diving experience in the Caymans. We did 2 dives for about 60 minutes each which proved to be very exhausting but extremely fun. The first dive was only a couple hundred feet out from the resort and the second dive was around the side of the island near the 7 mile beach on the...

Day 4 Cayman Islands

Today was an extremely filled and fun day. We started with 2 amazing dives as usual, went to a turtle farm, and did a night snorkel. The two dives was Big Dipper and Chain Reef. These dives were very unique in that the first one was about 100 feet down with massive coral walls similar to yesterday's dive and the...

Day 3 Cayman Island’s

Today was an extremely fun dive day consisting of 2 dives at 2 very unique dive sites; The two dive sites were Big Tunnels and Bonnie's Arch. These dives were the deepest dives I have ever done and due to the clarity of the water I could still clearly see at 100 feet deep. We scuba dived in trench...

Day 1 in the Caymans

Today the main activity was the snorkeling excursion of the shore of the Cobalt Coast, the dive resort we are staying at. I was fortunate enough to see a multitude of fish that I studied. One of the popular fish that I saw today was the blue headed wrasse. The family of wrasse contains over 600 species all unique...

Hawaii Day 6

Today we did the beach cleanup and the drive up to Mauna Kea. During the beach cleanup we picked up harmful plastics, metals, and trash like cigarettes that littered the beach. This was very special however because while doing this we got to see the second monk seal of the trip. Monk seals are the most endangered species in...

Hawaii Day 5

Today we went to NELHA and learned about the energy efficient buildings and innovative fish farms. After this we went on the black water dive which was one of the coolest experiences of my life. At NELHA there are a series of energy efficient building that have a special cooling technology to produce fresh water and cool a building...