Nothing like a “Bath” with the Fishes

Today was another fantastic day! I woke up at around 7:20 this morning, which was nice. I guess I am progressively adapting to the warm, humid environment. We came down to the cattle guard and then went over to the Internet cafe to grab breakfast. For breakfast I had Pops, banana bread (which was like cake), yogurt, and a...

Fish Identification in the BVI

Last night my classmates and I were able to get more sleep. We all got accustomed to the small bugs, and the rooster surprisingly did not wake us up at 5:30. We all got up, put on our swimsuits, and headed down for breakfast. The breakfast was great and got us going for our tour down The Baths, which...

Dylan Roberts

1. I chose to partake in Marine Biology because it a unique class that offers once in a lifetime experiences, such as diving in the BVI. Also, marine biology is something that we do not learn too much of throughout school, and because I find it very interesting and fascinating, I want to learn more about it and study...

Michael White

The reason I picked this class is because this is obviously a once in a lifetime opportunity, to venture into foreign territory with fellow classmates and learn about a completely different part of the world. Not only that, but we get to see things in a completely new angle, that angle being underwater. I only have a few dives...

BVI days 4-5: Night and Day

The day began with a hearty breakfast of cereal and granola bars, after which we loaded up the boat and headed out to Jesuit Reef for our day of coral planting. First we had to scout out some areas of coral to fragment and replant in our reef. We looked for bleached coral, preferably separated from the rest of...

Henry Haskins

1) I decided to take this class because some of my friends were taking it, scuba diving in clear ocean waters sounded like a cool experience, and I could knock out one my science credits for senior year. By Studying the ocean we learn about one of if not the most important place in the world that can also help...

Day 1

Walking into the airport on Tuesday morning, I was filled with excitement. After over a year of anxiously awaiting the trip, the time had finally come to enjoy my passion. It seemed like I was the most excited person there after annoying everyone by saying how excited I was over and over again. I have no problem with flying...

My First Day in the Carribean!

We arrived safely yesterday and got our casa and roommate assignments about 10 o'clock last night. After finishing getting completely situated and affiliated with my new roommates I went to bed at around midnight. We were told that our taxi leaves tomorrow at 7:30 so we had to be up by 7, if not sooner. I actually woke...

Day 3: Chasing turtles

I just wanted to start this blog off with a HUGE thanks to the dive BVI staff for everything they have done so far and to Dr. Gore who gave us a great turtle tagging (or chasing in my case) experience and presentation. Today I woke up at about 7:20 again and headed down to the cattle guard at...