by Jill Heinerth – Into the Planet
There are a lot of things that happen behind the scenes on an expedition. Everyone needs to be fed. Someone has to shop for that food every day since the fridge is full with one day’s supply. Tanks need to be filled after the diving is done. Boosting oxygen tanks is a slow process when done safely. Rebreathers are cleaned up and repacked with carbon dioxide absorbent for the following day. Oftentimes repairs are needed. Film crews offload footage and check their work. Backups and review can take hours. The medical team has a full day until all their data is gathered. After 10pm, there were will still dive team members doing pushups, filling out questionnaires and getting their pulmonary function tested.
Our mission control at Ocean Quest Adventure Resort is a hive of activity 24 hours a day. It takes a village to run an expedition. This is a great team!