Roatan: Summer 2018

Day 10 - June 11 - Large animal encounter

We left early this morning for our first dive of the day. Everyone was very excited (if not a bit anxious) for our large animal encounter (better known as the shark dive)! After descending, we were met by 8-10 of our 6-7 ft. friends. The students got to swim with the gray reef sharks for about 30 minutes before we had to back up against a coral ledge for the feeding of the sharks. One even got its head stuck in the bucket. After the feeding, a number of the students were able to find sharks teeth in the sand around the feeding bucket. Everyone agreed it was a fantastic learning experience, and they got to see sharks in a whole new light.

After our surface interval and lunch at Maya Key, we did another dive on Butcher’s Bank. There we saw beautiful Grey and French Angel fish, Sand Tilefish, Garden Eels, and many more. Once we got back to the resort, it was back to RIMS for a lecture on sea turtles, dinner and some study time.