Caribbean: Intro to Marine Biology

Turtles Always Make a Good Day

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Location: Saba
Something we learned today: there are many sea turtles in Saba
Day in one word: eventful

Today was a very busy day. We woke up like most mornings at 6 am. The advanced divers went on a fish ID dive at diamond rock at 6:30. When they got back, the open water group went to dive at tent reef. We saw many lion fish and a reef shark. We also saw 2 big turtles. As soon as the open water group got back, the other group left for their dive. We had to move very quickly because we wanted to dive 4 times today. We then got the boat ready to sail to the next dive site and set up our scuba gear.

We then jumped into the water for our next dive. This dive was along a coral reef wall. The wall went really deep but we could not go past 60 feet. We couldn’t even see the ocean floor which was really cool. We then made our way back to the boat for lunch which was mac and cheese. Then at around 3:45 we went on our last dive of the day. We dove off the boat which is our favourite way to dive. This dive was special because everyone, all of us, including Bianca and Alston, went on this dive. We saw a bunch of turtles and took funny pictures underwater. As we ascended, we took showers. We made veggie fried rice which turned out interesting, yet edible. After gloms, glows, and some laughs, we all rapid cleaned so we can sleep in during the sail in the morning to Tintamarre. When we finish, we all sat together eating brownies and yelling “Bianca, Bianca” 24/7. Overall, today was 100% a good day.

-Sam and Lily