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Skindiving, Hiking and Stars

August 2nd, 2013 by Seatrek Staff |

I am so proud of this group of students for their enthusiasm, energy, and attitudes. We truly made the most of today, and even as I write this, it’s hard for me to believe how much we accomplished.

We started the day with a yummy French toast breakfast and then hiked the Reef Bay Trail, voted one of the Caribbean’s Top Ten Hikes. The trail included some more sugar plantation ruins, as well as some petroglyphs made by the Amerindians that once inhabited St. John. And of course, we observed dozens of unique plant and animal species. Thanks to Virgin Islands National Park Ranger, Laurel, we learned so much and got some great photos that will be posted on Facebook shortly. After lunch we took a short siesta and then went for a swim in Little Lameshur Bay where students practiced swim and skin diving skills as part of their Intro to Scientific Diving Specialty Course. Then we headed back to camp for dinner, followed by a tour of the Tektite (underwater habitat) Museum. Before showering and going to bed for some well-deserved rest, we did some stargazing and learned about some of the constellations. What a fantastic day!!!

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