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SeaTrek BVI Staff Spotlight: Captain Savannah Passaretti

December 15th, 2016 by Seatrek Staff |

SeaTrek BVI is proud to present the next in our series of Staff Spotlights – Captain Savanah Passaretti. Each month we will be highlighting an individual staff member so you can get to know us a little bit better. We all come from different backgrounds but have a special bond that truly makes us a family! […]

SeaTrek BVI Staff Spotlight: Alex aka “Bucky”

December 2nd, 2016 by Seatrek Staff |

SeaTrek BVI is proud to present the next in our series of Staff Spotlights. Each month we will be highlighting an individual staff member so you can get to know us a little bit better. We all come from different backgrounds but have a special bond that truly makes us a family! #SeaTrekBVI #StaffSpotlight Alex Buckner aka […]

SeaTrek BVI Staff Spotlight: Andrea aka “Princess”

October 29th, 2016 by Seatrek Staff |

SeaTrek BVI is proud to present the next in our series of Staff Spotlights. Enjoy! Andrea comes to us from the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico. Naturally, she is infatuated with the ocean. Snorkeling and diving were everyday activities for her while growing up, so when Andrea first came to SeaTrek she felt right at […]

There’s Nothing Virtual about SeaTrek’s Science Program!

October 2nd, 2016 by Ally Marter | 1 Comment

The Wi-Fi connection on a sailboat in the middle of the remote, British Virgin Islands tends to be pretty weak, but the strength of connection to the ocean and to SeaTrek’s marine science network is always at full bars. At SeaTrek BVI, students have the opportunity to break out of the traditional classroom setting and […]

Fish-a-holics Anonymous

September 17th, 2016 by Ally Marter |

This Island Times blog was contributed by Ally Marter, a member of our SeaTrek BVI marine biology team.  Ally has been with SeaTrek for 4 years as a student, ShIP intern, and now as our Lead Biologist. She’s also a SeaTrek/NAUI Divemaster! “Hi my name is Ally,” (“Hi Ally”), and I’m a fish-a-holic.” While I […]

Not Goodbye, but See Ya Later!

July 21st, 2016 by Seatrek Staff |

Day 20 / July 5 – Today The FATHOMS students will pack their bags and meet up with the other program students for a fun night of socializing over pizza and a movie.  But before that it was time for one last dive all together at a site called “The Barracks.” I want to send my […]

Finishing FATHOMS Strong

July 21st, 2016 by Seatrek Staff |

Day 19 / July 4 – Well, it’s officially our last full day out on the water….and we started it off right with a student-led dive at the Indians near Norman Island. The students loved it and looked forward to a second dive after lunch. After the dives we did some more sailing. The staff are […]

Boat Life and Bubbly Pool

July 21st, 2016 by Seatrek Staff |

Day 18 / July 3 – Today we enjoyed some time sailing and just hanging out on our floating home, Outta Space. Then we spent some time working on our marine science project outlines and preparing for our course exam, which would be administered after dinner. We headed back to Jost Van Dyke for some recreation time […]

Adventure All Around

July 21st, 2016 by Seatrek Staff |

Day 17 / July 2 – Today we were up bright and early to get underway and dive one of the Caribbean’s very best wreck dives, the stern section of the R.M.S. Rhone. The site is also important because it helped to establish sport diving in the BVI.  It was also declared the Virgin Islands’ […]

More Wreck Diving and Marine Science Careers

July 21st, 2016 by Seatrek Staff |

Day 16 / July 1 – We woke up in Leverick Bay, topped off the water tanks and headed to Wreck Alley between Cooper and Salt Islands. We dove the Inganess wreck. As part of their Heritage Awareness Specialty course, students were given a few short tasks, including a sketch/description of the site, to complete […]

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