Day 3: Lava Arches and Reef Sharks

Today was my first day of diving since my last dive in the British Virgin Islands. Boarding the boat, I was ready for a long day of being 60 feet underwater. My body definitely was not ready. I had completely forgotten how tiring diving could be when you do more than one in a day. However, I still had...

Day 2 of Hawaii

After around nine long hours of sitting on a cramped plane, I was excited to finally get started on my Hawaiian adventures with the boys. We started off the day with a hot breakfast of french toast and a wide variety of delicious berries. Once everyone finally woke up and adjusted to the time change, both groups set off...

Day 6 in Hawaii

{Blog for Saturday, July 28th, so it will be in the present tense} We had some time to sleep in this morning. After we all woke up, changed, and ate breakfast, we headed to a beautiful beach to clean it up. We started off picking up trash. I really liked cleaning up the beach, and as a plus, I saw...

In Class Blog Post

I am very excited of multiple things about going to Hawaii, such as the multiple dives, able to see all the different sea creatures, and experiencing Hawaiian culture and tradition. However, I am most excited about the Black Water dive, since we are going to be diving at night seeing all the cool sea creatures that only could be...

Day 6 Blog

Starting off the day, we got in the vans and went to the beach that was hidden behind the lava flows. The road was super bumpy and it was cool to see the natural flows of the lava. According to Mr. Hansen, it was called ropy lava because of the structure and shape of the lava. Anyways, we got...

Day 1

Today is my first day on the island of Kona and I am extremely excited for the days to come. Tomorrow my group, the Pyrosome group, will be heading to the summit of Mauna Kea. While I am very excited to hike up a mountain for the first time, I am definitely not ready for the 30 degree weather...

Day 1: The Beginning

After around 9 hours of flying, our weary band of students and teachers arrived in Kona, Hawaii. We spent the rest of the day unpacking our scuba gear. Shortly after dinner, we reviewed our weekly schedule, which will entail various dives and educational tours. I am most excited for the hike to the Mauna Kea Summit with the Pyrosome...

Day 2(7/24/18)

After an exciting arrival day on the island, we set out on our second day. Our first stop, NELHA taught us three main points: OTEC, ocean water air conditioning, and the process of rehabilitating a monk seal. Firstly, OTEC creates renewable energy that can be accomplished by pumping cold deep ocean water and warm surface water. They use the...

Day 5 Hawaii

On day 5, I was told I wasn't going to be ale to participate in the blackwater dive due to safety concerns along with 8 other people from the whole team. After hearing the news, I was ready to see what else we could do that day. My group went off first to a submarine off the western Kona...