Foxtrot 2 Trip Update Day 5 – Emma, Program Director
Today was a pretty exciting day for our crew, from hanging out with turtles and learning about bioluminescence, to anchoring for the first time and our Open Water divers finishing their certifications. The divers headed off on the dive boat first thing this morning to do the final dive of the certification process. They have had a blast and are now looking forward to progressing to their Advanced certs in a few days.
While they were diving the rest of the crew snorkeled at Great Harbour,Peter Island. We started off with a fish identification lesson and then jumped in the water to conduct a REEF check. We checked the health of the reef and what types of fish are present there. This helps to keep track of factors that are having a negative effect on the reef and the environment.
When the divers returned everyone had lunch before setting out into the Sir Francis Drake Channel for some sailing lessons. We finished the day by anchoring at Little Harbor, Peter Island. This was an exercise in patience as there were quite a few boats around and there were also turtles that we really wanted to go catch! The crews rallied together and anchored in this beautiful bay in time for showers before dinner. Everyone met on one boat for dinner and then a lesson on bioluminescence. It was really nice to get everyone together and to have some time to hang out with the crew from the other boat.
We finished the night with a bioluminescence splash. Everyone got in the water and played about making awesome patterns in the biolume! Tomorrow is going to be our first day on docks and we are excited to call home and share all the adventures we’ve had so far