The team has assembled!
Their arrival to the resort created quite a stir. Now we all take up almost two long tables in the staff cantine!
After a round of mosquito control at a nearby island, we used the afternoon to other advantages. A group of about six UCSC students and one Maldivian began the open water dive course. IT WAS AMAZING. After all the time I have spent at this resort, specifically at the docks coming to and from the island, I never realized what I beautiful world lay beneath the waves. At first the regulator set up felt cumbersome and submerging myself in the water was a scary proposition, but soon I realized that the weightlessness allowed underwater transformed our progress. WE were no longer like fish out of water, but humans seemingly transformed, gliding over the reefs with grace.