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Jake Nolan '20

Jake Nolan '20
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Day 7

The final day, after a long trip it finally comes to an end. This was one of the most fun trips I've ever been a part of, our group was amazing and really fun to be around. Today we took our last two dives the first was at The Sand Hole, and Ocean Pointe. At the Sand Hole, named...

Day 6

The day began with our normal house routine, an abrupt wake up then swiftly going down to attend breakfast. Today we were treated with eggs and bacon to fuel us for our 5th day of diving. After breakfast we were herded into two vans in order to drive to another dock. Rom this dock we were easily able to...

Day 5

Today I was awoken by a pesky alarm, our signal that the day has begun. We followed our normal routine for the mornings, a nice breakfast then a two tank morning dive. Our first stop for today Hepp's pipeline. This's dive site got its name from its unique wall which is shaped almost like a pipe. This dive was...

Day 4

Today we woke up to a fierce storm unleashing itself on our half of the island. After a slightly wet breakfast we once again boarded our vessel for a new day of diving. In order to do this we had to take a short bus ride to a different dock as the dock at cobalt coast was unsafe to...

Day 3

Today began with a little later start, we were given 30 more valuable minutes to sleep before we needed to come down for breakfast at 7am. Post breakfast we gathered up our equipment and then were herded towards the boat to embark for our 2nd day of diving. Our first stop was a site called big tunnels which consisted...

Day 2

On the second day of our Caribbean adventure, we started off the day at 6:30 am with a good breakfast. Once the group was finished eating we were given a quick boat briefing by one of the dive shop employees, this outlined the rules of the boat and how the crew operates. After this and a short interval we...

Day 1

On our first day in Grand Cayman was a day filled mostly with travel. However once we arrived at Cobalt Coast we were given the opportunity to snorkel for a little while. While swimming conditions were a little rough due to waves we were still able to identify many species of fish. These included the blue headed wrasse, blue...

Day 6

Today our program helped to clean up a beach that was affected by the 2012 tsunami that hit the island. Also we visited the summit of mana kea one of the tallest mountains in the world. Our service project was a beach cleanup combined with a really fun sand castle building contest. The beach cleanup was pretty uneventful for me...

Day 5

Today was a late start after the late night manta ray dive the night before. It began with a visit to kampache farms followed by a visit to an abalone farm. Lastly I went on the black water dive which lasted into the late hours of night. My visit to kampache farms was very interesting as I learned from their...