Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 31

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 31

Christiansted, St. Croix

Casten C.

February 8, 2021

Good morning y'all! Today we woke up at 0715 to some of the best pancakes ever. Pancakes with nutella and peanut butter and syrup. After getting some delicious pancakes and finishing up eating, we worked on some morning chores. I, thankfully, did not have galley dish duty. After this, we did some class on the history of submersibles and depths in regions of the ocean. After class, we had some time before lunch to get ready for our dive. Finally, another dive! Once we ate and had all our stuff together, we small-boated to the dive shop on the boardwalk. We got our stuff on and had our tanks done for us because we are not certified. We took off for the first site at Turquoise Bay again. We descended and swam around before seeing a sleeping nurse shark, tons of colorful fish, and a huge sea cucumber. It was a nice calm dive that lasted for about fifty minutes. We ascended and headed for the second site of Cabana, our favorite. We descended again with a new tank and swam around. We saw TONS of turtles and sharks swimming with us, as well as 2 giant barracudas. We ascended again and headed back. We walked on the boardwalk and went to our favorite restaurant for takeout at Shupes. Burgers, wings and fries, and of course soft serve ice cream. We ate in the park before heading back to the boat for a chill evening.

Good luck Charlie!

Casten Crosby