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Blake Dickey '21

Blake Dickey '21
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Cayman Islands: Day 7

Our final day was no different from the rest. I woke up at 6:45, ate breakfast and went straight to the boat. Our last two dives were some of the most incredible and I saw the most exciting marine life on these dives. Our first sight was called the Sand Hole, a reef that contained many coral fingers and very...

Cayman Islands: Day 6

Like all the other days, Day 6 started at 7 o'clock in the morning when we atebreakfast. Shortly after, we loaded up onto the buses and drove to the dock. I was very excited for our first morning dive which was a dive around the USS Kittiwake. Arriving at the dive site, I noticed many boats on the surface. This...

Cayman Islands: Day 5

Day 5 began just like the others, a 7 am breakfast, on the boat by 8, and a journey to our first dive site. Our first dive site was called Hepp's Pipeline. Excited to start our first dive we jumped on in. Hepp's Pipeline gets its name from its half pipe shape. The walls on the coral fingers curve up...

Cayman Islands: Day 4

Day 4 started very similar to Day 3: up at 7 and on the boat by 7:30 after driving to the alternate dock. We began our journey by traveling to a reef called the Big Dipper, which was right off the 7 mile beach. Excited for our first dive of the day, me and my dive buddies hopped into...

Caymans Islands: Day 3

The day started a litter later with breakfast at 7. Just like yesterday, we hopped onto the boat at around 7:45 after a quick briefing and went to our first dive site. The dive site wasn't far and we were there in no time. The first dive site was called the Big Tunnels and consists of multiple coral fingers which...

Cayman Islands: Day 2

Day 2 began at 6 AM, an early yet restful morning. After a quick, filling breakfast, we were briefed on our dive site, and how to handle ourselves on the boat. Loading all our gear on the boats, we prepared to leave and went to our first dive site. Upon arriving at the schoolhouse dive site, we were told the...

Cayman Islands: Day 1

After a long, early day of traveling, we arrived at the Cobalt Coast Resort. The welcoming atmosphere and wonderful weather made a great beginning to our stay. Carlo Pier and I promptly jumped into the ocean for an afternoon snorkel to acclimate ourselves to the water. During the afternoon snorkel, the depth was constantly around 10 feet with a visibility...