This last week and a half has been a whirlwind and it is hard to believe it is almost over. During our time here, many of us have taken every opportunity we have to head out into the bay. Some of us have developed a mindset of, “Might as well do as much as I can while I am here.” This involves numerous night snorkels after dinner, quick snorkel trips in the morning, after lunch, before class, and even getting up at 6:00 am to get on a boat and dive before 8 am, allowing us to easily get in a second dive before the water gets choppy in the afternoon. Those diving have been to several beautiful locations in the last week and have seen a number of crazy things that mere pictures do not do justice. One place we went to, the Canyon, had a split between the 30-foot deep reefs that dropped down to about 120 feet. Not only that, but it also had a fake bar set up with a few benches and some empty bottles of Jamaican Brewed “Red Stripe” sitting on a small table, perfect for photos. The one thing, however, that makes these dives incredible, is the vast array of life we find down there. For example, today at Dairybull, another dive site, I was finally able to find a scorpionfish, which I have been looking for since day one. The amazing part about this place is that every time I go out, I find something new. It is too bad we can’t stay here longer.
Sleep deprived and waterlogged, but happy as ever.