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Nico Boyd '21

Nico Boyd '21
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Final Day on the Island

The first dive today was at Sand Hole Reef. It was an average reef, like the others we had dove at however this experience was different. Today I got to swim with a wild baby sea turtle, side by side. It was an amazing opportunity that I will never forget. I also saw about a foot long trumpet fish...

Day 6 on the Grand Cayman Island

Per usual we ate breakfast, and then set sail for the Kittiwake shipwreck. The USS Kittiwake was a Naval submarine rescue vessel that was commissioned in 1946 and was decommissioned in 1994. It was the ship that recovered the Challenger Space Shuttle's black box. It was sunk off the coast of West Bay in 2011 where it serves as...

Sting Ray City and Day 5

Started the day off like the rest; Bernie and Curtis loaded us onto the boat and we were off. We got to Hepps Pipeline and all started our descent. It was a very interesting and colorful dive because not only did we see the normal coral but we got to see the underside of it as we swam under...

Day 4 in the Caymans

We encountered a very similar day today compared to the others. On the boat and out to the site all before about 8:30. Our first dive was at Big Dipper where I reached the depth of 100 feet for the first time! It is a beautiful reef made up of coral fingers like those in the Big Tunnel dive....

Day 3 In the Caymans

Just like yesterday we started the day out at breakfast with the amazing ocean view. We boarded the boat and went to out first dive site: Big Tunnels. It was one of the coolest and most interesting things I have ever experienced because of the color and depth, and the way that we swam through the coral. I saw...

Grand Cayman Part 2

Wow...my first true open water dives today. They were honestly incredible and there is nothing else comparable to diving. The first dive was at School House reef, where I got all the way down to sixty three feet deep. I saw many angel fish and also even saw a lion fish in school house.I felt it really was just...

Day 1

I started my morning today a little bit earlier than normal; this morning began at 4 am when I arrived at love field airport. I got on a 6 am flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where we then boarded a connecting flight to the Grand Cayman Islands. Today, after we got here, we went snorkeling. The current was extremely...