Live Report from the Bahamas: FINALLY!

The Aquarium's teen diving expedition Sea TURTLE is reporting live from the Bahamas. This post is from Dina.

Today was by far my favorite day on the boat. This morning we dove the Sapona wreck. I've had a pretty bad head cold since we got here and I was so nervous that I wouldn't be able to equalize on this dive again. I kept telling myself to just stay calm and not to get upset if I couldn't dive again today. As soon as we got under the surface I felt my ears equalize!

The Sapona (Photo: Bill Murphy from this 2010 post)

I've never been so happy to equalize my ears before. Diving the Sapona was one of the things I was really looking forward to and I'm thrilled that my cold went away and I got to experience it. After lunch we got off the boat and went to explore the island of Bimini.

Stepping foot on land for the first time in 6 days felt weird because the whole group was so use to rocking with the waves on the boat. We all had a little bit of time to go shopping at the local market and we even got to go to the Bimini All Age School. We chatted with some students and they showed us their agriculture farm. The students and their teacher were really informative and it was great to see their positive impact on the environment.

Only 2 more days here in Bimini then it's back to reality for these Sea TURTLEs. I'm going to miss it here so much, and I definitly don't want to go home yet (sorry Mom). Since we've been on the boat, I've created a tight bond with each and every person. I'm going to miss our long talks, silly jokes, and diving in the crystal clear ocean with my Sea TURTLE's. This has been an opportunity of a lifetime and I'm so glad I got to share it with such great people.



  1. Dina, I am so happy that you were accepted into this program. It truly is an experience of a lifetime, one that you are going to remember years later. Most people need half their lives to figure out what their passion is, but you have realized your calling so early in life that you will be able to excel in it forever. I am so proud of you. When I dropped you off at the airport I cried a little bit! My little sister has grown into a beautiful, intelligent, amazing young woman. My only advice to you is this: "Faber est suae quisque fortunae", "Every man is the artisan of his own future"

    Love always,
    Your sister,

  2. Dina...

    You were mentioned in the local newspaper. (See link below.) The article said you were from East Boston, but I couldn't allow such a falsehood. I left a comment at the end of the story explaining that you are from Winthrop.

    -Mr C


  3. Hi! Dina
    It's Auntie Kathy and Mom. Your mom is so glad you were able to dive the Sapona. Mom said don't worry about not wanting to come home if she was their she wouldn't want to come home either. The weather in Boston is cold!! Enjoy your last two days of the beautiful waters of the Bahamas !! Auntie and Mom are proud of you!! Keep Rocking With The Waves !!
    See You Soon!!


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