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Jake Nolan '20

Jake Nolan '20
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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...

Day 4

Today was the best day of the trip so far as I was able to see so many amazing things underwater. The first thing we did today was snorkel at the captain cook monument and then at the end of the day we went on our manta ray dive. Our visit to the captain cook monument is my favorite...

Day 3

Today was the day of the first dive which began early . Once we finished with the dive we went back to the monk seal hospital and then were treated to a lecture from renowned underwater photographer Joshua Lambus. My first dive was as cool as I expected. While my skills were not the best I was still able...

Day 2

The first thing we did today was visit the NELHA research facility. Here we learned Hualālai their efforts to create energy by using cold deep sea water and warm surface water, and using them in a closed OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) which evaporates ammonia so that it can be ran through a turbine which creates electricity, then it...

Day 1

After a long plane ride we have finally arrived in Hawaii. I've been waiting in anticipation for this moment for a long while now and now that I'm here I can't wait for the first dive. It has me the most excited because it's the first dive of the trip making me anticipate it the most. I can't wait...

In Class Blog Post

The most exciting thing for me is defiantly the night dive. This dive will be one of my first dives outside of certification training making it even more exciting. Also the opportunity to see marine life that I would never get to see otherwise really intrigues me. In class we watched a video on night dives and that has...