Bravo 2 Trip Update Day 2 – Molly, Mate & Dive Coordinator
The morning started early with a 7:30 a.m. wake up. As the Bravo crews awoke to their first Caribbean morning, their mate and captain quickly got everyone started working on their first breakfast on board of yogurt and granola.
Monet was the first off docks and the first Bravo boat to head for Cooper Island. Crossing the channel was exciting; everyone experienced their first Caribbean rain—which was both fun and necessary after a hot morning on docks. Once at Cooper Island, Drew and Grace met up with the divers for their first fun dive of the program, while Carly, Burke, Gustavo, William, Alex, Noah, Nick and Renee finished up their last academics before starting their Open Water class. Jessi had some fun free time on the beach and in the water with staff members and other campers.
Second to leave Hodges Creek was Vivaldi. On the helm maneuvering off docks was Katie, the skipper of the day. After smoothly navigating out of the marina and into the Sir Francis Drake Channel, Katie and Vivaldi started their trip to Manchioneel Bay on Cooper Island. Once there, Tori, Alix, and Brian went for a fun dive to get back into the swing of SCUBA. It was a great first dive! Maddy, Savannah, James, Emerson, Harrison, and Arthur completed their swim test and tread water for 10 minutes in preparation for their first scuba diving certification. After a long day at the helm, Katie was able to relax on the beautiful beach.
Monet 1 was the third to leave docks with Adam at the helm. On the sail over, the group got a mooring lesson, which featured the famed moor-a-sauras, and picked up the ball on their second try! Camilla, Zach, Will, Darius and Adam then headed to the beach to begin their PADI Open Water Scuba Diving course. Amanda, Sage, Delaney, Maelle, Chris, and Griffin spent time some time on their boat getting to know their captain, John. M1’s night ended with a hot chocolate treat for doing an amazing job working together all day, especially with cleaning after dinner.
Last, but certainly not least, to leave Hodges Creek was Sao Jorge, or SJ. Alli skippered the dedocking and smoothly helmed the entire way over, including the wonderful mooring. Cameron and Max did an amazing job during the mooring as spotter and relay, respectively, getting the necessary information back to Alli. Once at Cooper, Alli, Gifford, Max, and Cameron went on a fun dive to Thumb Rock, where they saw a sea turtle. Blake, Mason, Thomas, Oliver, Kyle, and Conner started their Open Water course and Lily was able to have some time to play in the water.
All the boats enjoyed one of the Sail Caribbean favorite dinners: Burrito Night! After dinner and dinner clean up, we all were ready for a quiet night.