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Sam Levis '21

Sam Levis '21
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Day 7- Closing the Journey

I woke up today to the rushing waves at around 6:30 A.M. I then followed my usual schedule of preparing all equipment I would need for the morning dives before heading down for breakfast. After enjoying a short simple meal, we all filled into the dive boat and headed out to our first sight of the day. The dive...

Day 6- Shipwrecks and Cleanup

This day began like every other, with a bright and early wake up at 6:45 A.M. sharp. We then enjoyed a quick fruit breakfast before loading on the boat for our first dive. The first dive took place at a famous wreck called the Kittiwake. I had been looking forward to this dive for the entire week and was...

Day 6- Shipwrecks and Cleanup

This day began like every other, with a bright and early wake up at 6:45 A.M. sharp. We then enjoyed a quick fruit breakfast before loading on the boat for our first dive. The first dive took place at a famous wreck called the Kittiwake. I had been looking forward to this dive for the entire week and was...

Day 5- Stingray Sanctuary

I woke up today extremely fatigued from the busy day before but I was still very enthusiastic for the activities planned. We ate a quick and tasty breakfast with particularly tasty croissants, before loading the boat and heading to our first dive site. The first dive sadly held no wonders for me as I saw most of the same...

Day 4- Unexpected Adventures

Today started off quite literally wtih a bang, as roaring thunder woke me from my sleep around 6 AM. It turns out that thunder was the first of many during the 4 hour storm that had entered the NortrhWestern side of Grand Cayman, right where our hotel was located. Even as the rain poured, our divemasters for the day,...

Day 3- Exploration in the Depths

Today began with a gift of an extra hour of sleep. We were allowed to sleep into 7 oclock, before waking up for a quick breakfast. After breakfast, we were back on the boat for two more morning dives, the deepest dives up to date. Our first dive took place at a reef site surrounded by large walls of...

Day 2- Reef Introduction

The day began at 6 A.M. sharp followed by a quick and tasty breakfast prepared by Cobalt Coasts Dining Service. Then we boarded our dive boat for the next five days, the "Twin Sister". Our divemasters, Curtis and Bernie, lead us through a quick rundown of basic procedures and guidelines before we headed off to our first dive site,...

Day 1- The Beginning

The roaring waves crash against the shore, filling the air with an inescapable salty odor. I took one final breath of fresh air, gather my crimson red fins at my side, and plunge into the oceans ice cold embrace. The day began with the loud beeping of my alarm at exactly 2:50 A.M. As a resident of a subarb far...