Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 14

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 14

Christiansted, St. Croix

Cam A.

January 22, 2021 

Today started off quite early. We awoke to the sound of Holly knocking at our doors at around 0645. We congregated at Holly's for a breakfast of meal preps and some Raisin Bran. After breakfast we gathered our snorkel and gear and walked down the boardwalk. Once we got to the Dive Shop we were greeted by Bob and Brett. We got our BCDs, wet suits, regulators, fins and snorkels and loaded everything onto the boat. Today's dive was a little less skills oriented which meant more time admiring the sea life. Once we got to our first spot at Eagle Ray which has a max depth of around 30 feet. We deflated our BCDs and descended to the bottom. First we recapped on some skills such as how to flood and de-flood our masks. Once Brett or Bob checked off that we could successfully complete this skill we were onto the next. Next we shared air off of our partner's "octopus". This skill was easy to complete. Once we were done we had a little bit of O2 left and we could dive around for a bit before returning to the boat to head back to the boardwalk. We walked back to the hotel and showered before class. We started off with history covering info from "The 8th Flag". We talked about buccaneers, etc. We took a thirty-minute break before studying marine science. In marine science we did a leadership activity. We ate dinner and had some time on our phones before heading to bed at 2200.

See ya,

Cam McAuliffe