Location: Christmas Island
Today was an excellent day spent in exploration above and below the water of Australia's Christmas Island. Open water divers completed their 3rd and 4th dives, finally becoming officially certified while advanced divers explored the underwater drop-off on a deep dive and a night dive, moving a couple steps closer to their certifications. Between and after dives, students ventured ashore to take in all that Christmas Island has to offer; some explored shops and supermarkets while others relaxed and made friends with the locals. Some went ashore again after dinner to visit the Harvest Festival which occurs on the largest full moon of every year, which happens to be tonight. The weekend is filled with activities on the usually sleepy Christmas Island so we're looking forward to some live music and more activities as the festival continues tomorrow.