The new Mariner Inn and Marina reservation and dive booking office.
Throughout January all of our instructors were busy offering Discover Scuba Dives, and teaching Open Water and Advanced courses to vacationers and BVI locals. Now, the water is like glass, the Christmas winds have abated and the first week of February has produced some great dives.
Christine from Denmark, Kim from England and Eric the Canadian are the latest Divemaster Intern recruits this month. They have been an excellent addition to the dive boats and worked very hard behind the scenes.
After completing his Rescue Diver certification in January, Tomas from Argentina began his Divemaster course this month. He has worked through his skills and is becoming a good dive leader. He’s even had an opportunity or two to act as SCD’s very own Spanish interpreter.
The Rhone is still delivering exciting dives, especially to the visiting cruise-ship guests. The last week of January a little Hawksbill turtle was quite at home inside the bow section of the wreck. He was unperturbed as divers finned past him during his spongy breakfast.
The calmer weather has also allowed us to venture to some of the more exposed dive sites in between Cooper and Ginger Island. Dry Rocks East and Carval Rock offered some very memorable dives – crystal blue water, eagle rays, reef sharks and nurse sharks all came to visit.
Many visitors are still arriving in the BVI, which is keeping our newest location at the Mariner Inn & Marina, in Road Town very busy. And as the temperatures continue to rise and winds drop, we are full of anticipation for the weeks and months to come!