Turtles, Turtles, and More Turtles: Deluxe Edition

The day began similarly to yesterday in that we didn't have to wake up to the sound of a rooster. We then went back to the main building to have doughnuts that could have passed for tires. During breakfast, Dr. Gore came to give a presentation over turtles and the importance of the tagging. We then split into boat...

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...

The First Day of Slaughter(I’m told “day 1” wouldn’t be original enough)

The day began in a peaceful fashion, with the blaring combination of alarms and guys yelling to wake up. As I arose, jolted from my slumber, I had little time to wash my face, throw on my clothes, eat some Reese's Peanut Butter CupsTM,, and walk to the front of Guava Berry. Once everyone was accounted for, we were...

Jack Kelley

1. Why this class? I chose this class because I have always been very interested in Biology. Marine biology seemed like a very interesting way to learn more not only about biology but a more specific section of it. I have always loved the ocean and the creatures that live within it which is also another major reason. 2. Diving...

The Third Day

The day started out with breakfast and a presentation about the different types of sea turtles we can find in the BVI. It was a brief, yet very informative presentation by Dr. Shannon Gore. After the presentation was finished, we went to Savannah Bay to snorkel and learn about different types of invertebrates. It was both a fun and...

Mark Robertson

1. I enrolled in this class because marine life interests me, and I want to become more knowledgeable about what goes on in the ocean. 2. I have no diving experience, but I am signed up to become certified. 3. The thing that I am looking forward to the most is being able to do the night dive and the barbecue...

Boats N’ Bros(1)

We flew from DFW to Miami, Miami to San Juan, and San Juan to the BVI. We arrived last night at the airport where we were picked up by Doc and Mr. Kirby who led us to the boat where we met Casey and Jeff. We road on their boat to Virgin Gorda where we went to our cabin,...

Longest Trip of my Life, but the Best Reward Ever

Yesterday was the longest traveling day of my life. It took us three planes, almost 5 hours of down time in between flights, and about 6 hours of traveling, we finally made it to our destination, The Guavaberry Resort on the British Virgin Island. When Joe, Gabe, David, and I arrived a our cabin, the Plumtree cabin, we were...

Blog day 4 and 5

It was two days ago on day 4, so I don't remember the morning except we had breakfast and than left immediately for the marina. We got to the marina with an attitude some have recorded to be intimidating. It was coral replanting day. DuHduhDUMMMMMM. So we hopped in trusty sea monkey and set sail, or motor. We got...