Live Report from the Bahamas: One tough dive

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

Yesterday we arrived in the beautiful waters of Bimini. The crossing over from Miami wasn't bad at all, but I was pretty tired so I took a nap in my cabin. Jenna knocked on my door and screamed "we're here, we're here!" I rushed upstairs, took a one look at the crystal clear ocean around me and realized I definitely wasn't in Boston anymore.

It was finally the time we've been anticipating, our first certification dive. My ears have been bothering me since I got off the plane in Miami, so I had trouble equalizing. I could only decend a few feet before my ears started to really hurt. I felt really down on myself that I had to miss the first dive in Bimini, but I'd rather be safe and in good health than risk it. I still supported the rest of the Sea TURTLEs on their first certification dive.

 Today was our second certification dive at the Three Sisters rocks. My ears we're still blocked, but not as much as yesterday so I decided to try and dive. It took me a while, but I finally got my ears to equalize. The dive was absolutely gorgeous, we saw tons of beautiful fish and we even got to see a barracuda.

I'm having the time of my life here in Bimini with the Sea TURTLEs, the weather is amazing and I couldn't ask for anything better. I'm so grateful for having the opportunity to be here and I can't wait for the upcoming days.



  1. Go Dina! We are all proud of you!

    PS: Yesterday was in the 40s in Boston, and this morning it's raining.

  2. Dina, Auntie is so proud of you. Don't worry your ears will get better and you will be able to dive in the beautiful waters of the Bahamas!! Way to Go ! Dina !!
    Love, Auntie Kathy
    Uncle Ken
    Cousin Nadia,
    Chance & Chico

  3. Sea Turtles Rock! You're smart, funny and fun! The time you spend on the blog is much appreciated by family, friends and fans like me. Be sure to do everything Jenna tells you to do and give a barracuda a kiss for me...Karen (NEAq. educator)

  4. Isaiah "Aquaman"4/18/11, 7:07 PM

    Hi Dina, it appears that the crossing was much nicer to your team than it was to mine. However i am still happy for you as well as the others that the expedition is going great. Keep up the great work


  5. Don't let your ears weigh you down!!! Much love from Boston!

  6. Hi! Dina
    It's Auntie Kathy checking in again. I can't believe your beautiful adventure under the sea in the Bahamas is coming to an end. Take it all in and enjoy. This journey of yours is once in a life time. I am also blogging for your mom. She told me to tell you to enjoy the Bahamas beautiful weather because back in Boston it is rainy, damp and cold. It's only in the 40's!! Your mom is so proud of you and misses you. Take care Dina and we will see you soon. Love,
    Auntie Kathy


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