Today started off with a abrupt wake up to start snorkeling in the morning. I wasn't expecting the water to be as cold as it was. While out on the reef we got to pass around a big ship wreck. It's times like these where I wish my phone was waterproof so I could take a picture.
After that dive we had to head out to the reef a little while later to do our work for the lab. We got to take quadrants and measure the coral coverage in a certain area. During this trip I unfortunately scraped my knee and punctured my ankle on some coral. After the trip I had to have the wounds cleaned and sprayed with spray plaster. Because I am on an island, any injuries run the risk of getting infected fast, and take a long time to heal.
Later on in the day to we got to take a free swim out in the ocean with Edd. During this trip I got to see a lot of sea turtles, including a massive loggerhead turtle, which was almost as tall as me and three times as wide, with a head probably as big as a chicken. This was also the first time I tried diving in the reef, so I got pretty close to the turtles and coral. I should probably mention all of this was happening during the sunset, which is incredibly beautiful here.
I'm gonna finish off the post here, I hope I'll become better at writing these as time goes on.