CHP ICST 2014 Curaçao


Tentative Daily Schedule for ICST Curaçao

Please Note: The following detailed daily schedule is a best estimate. We will try to adhere to this schedule as closely as possible. However, changes can and will happen as the trip evolves, and you will be informed throughout each day of any required changes. Some of these changes will unavoidably be last minute, thus keep vigilant and listen carefully. Our approach is to have a detailed plan with a flexible attitude and an understanding of circumstances (which is what makes overseas adventures so great!!!).

Day 1: Saturday May 31, 2014

4:00 am – check-in at Chicago O’Hare airport: the class will officially start by meeting at the departure gate, thus each person goes through airline check-in and TSA security on their own (http://www.tsa.gov)
   Chicago O’Hare flight information, weather, delays, and other info at http://www.ohare.com
   Check the American Airlines website for details on baggage allowance at http://aa.com
5:30 am – American Airlines Flight #1270 departs from Chicago O’Hare for Miami, arrives 9:25 am
11:40 am – American Airlines Flight #1639 departs from Curaçao, arrives 2:30 pm
2:30 – 3:30 pm – clear Curaçao passport control, get luggage, clear Curaçao customs, get Avis vans
3:30 – 4:30 pm – drive to Carmabi
4:30 – 5:00 pm - check into dorm rooms at Carmabi, get keys, complete Carmabi paperwork
5:00 – 6:30 pm – drive to Het Centrum for grocery store run
6:30 – 7:00 pm - clean up and get ready for dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm – walk to Hooks Hut next to Carmabi for dinner
9:00 – 10:00 pm – walk back to Carmabi for brief summary of the day, discussion of the next day
9:30 – 11:00 pm – optional night snorkel only

Day 2: Sunday June 1, 2014

8:00 – 8:45 am – eat breakfast at Carmabi, prepare sack lunch and water, get all gear ready for the field
8:45 – 9:15 am – drive to Marriott Beach
9:15 – 12:00 am – Marriott Beach reef: SCUBA and snorkel equipment check out (in water)
Note: Diversity Dive Shop is at the Marriott Beach (http://www.diveversity.com/en/)
12:00 – 12:45 pm – eat sack lunch in the field at Marriott Beach
12:45 – 1:30 pm – drive to Snake Bay
1:30 – 4:30 pm – Snake Bay reef: SCUBA and snorkel (in water)
4:30 – 5:15 pm – drive to Carmabi
6:00 – 7:00 pm – clean up and get ready for dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm – walk to Hooks Hut next to Carmabi for dinner
9:00 – 9:30 pm – walk back to Carmabi for brief summary of the day, discussion of the next day
9:30 – 11:00 pm – optional night snorkel only

Day 3: Monday June 2, 2014

7:00 – 7:45 am – eat breakfast at Carmabi, prepare all food and gear for the field
8:00 – 9:00 am – drive to Christofelberg Park
9:00 – 12:00 pm – Landhuis Savonet and Christoffelberg hike (on land)
12:00 – 1:00 pm – eat sack lunch in the field
1:00 – 2:30 pm – Shete Boca fossil reef (on land)
2:30 – 4:30 pm – Playa Kalki reef: SCUBA and snorkel (in water, SCUBA tanks at Playa Kalki)
4:30 – 6:00 pm – drive to Carmabi
6:00 – 7:00 pm – clean up and get ready for dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm – walk to Hooks Hut next to Carmabi for dinner
9:00 – 9:30 pm – walk back to Carmabi for brief summary of the day, discussion of the next day
9:30 – 11:00 pm – optional night snorkel only

Day 4: Tuesday June 3, 2014

8:00 – 8:45 am – eat breakfast at Carmabi, prepare all food and gear for the field, get SCUBA tanks
8:45 – 9:30 pm – drive to Snake Bay
9:00 – 11:00 pm – Snake Bay reef: SCUBA and snorkel (in water)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm – drive to Willemstad
12:00 – 1:00 pm – eat sack lunch in Willemstad
1:00 – 4:00 pm – Willemstad Synagogue and Kura Holanda Museum (on land)
4:00 – 6:00 pm – drive to Het Centrum for grocery store run
6:00 – 7:00 pm - clean up and get ready for dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm – walk to Hooks Hut next to Carmabi and have dinner
9:00 – 9:30 pm – walk back to Carmabi for brief summary of the day, discussion of the next day
9:30 – 11:00 pm – optional night snorkel and/or SCUBA

Day 5: Wednesday June 4, 2014

8:00 – 8:45 am – eat breakfast at Carmabi, prepare all food and gear for the field, get SCUBA tanks
9:00 – 10:30 am - Cueba di Hato (on land)
10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Sea Aquarium (on land)
12:00 – 1:00 pm – eat sack lunch at Sea Aquarium
1:00 – 2:30 pm – Sea Aquarium Reef: SCUBA and snorkel (in water)
3:00 – 5:30 pm – NW St. Annabaai outcrops (if accessible) and free time in Willemstad (on land)
5:30 – 6:00 pm – drive to Carmabi
6:00 – 7:00 pm – clean up and get ready for dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm – walk to Hooks Hut next to Carmabi and have dinner
9:00 – 9:30 pm – walk back to Carmabi for brief summary of the day, discussion of the next day
9:30 – 11:00 pm – optional night snorkel and/or SCUBA

Day 6: Thursday June 5, 2014

7:00 – 7:45 am – eat breakfast at Carmabi, prepare all food and gear for the field, get SCUBA tanks
7:45 – 8:30 am – drive to Doktorstuin
8:30 – 9:30 am – Doktorstuin outcrop (on land)
9:30 – 10:00 am – drive to Shete Boka
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – PROJECT on the Shete Boca fossil reef (on land)
12:00 – 12:45 pm – eat sack lunch at Shete Boca
12:45 – 1:30 pm – drive to Playa Kalki
1:30 – 4:30 pm – PROJECT on the Playa Kalki living reef: Scuba and snorkel (in water)
4:30 – 6:00 pm – drive to Carmabi
6:00 – 7:00 pm – clean up and get ready for dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm – walk to Hooks Hut next to Carmabi and have dinner
9:00 – 9:30 pm – walk back to Carmabi for brief summary of the day, discussion of the next day
9:30 – 11:00 pm – optional night snorkel and/or SCUBA

Day 7: Friday June 6, 2014

7:00 – 7:45 am – eat breakfast at Carmabi, prepare all food and gear for the field, get SCUBA tanks
7:45 – 8:15 am – drive to St. Michielsberg
9:00 – 9:45 am – hike St. Michielsberg (on land)
9:45 – 10:00 am – drive to Blue Bay
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Blue Bay Beach (on land)
12:00 – 12:45 pm – eat sack lunch at Blue Bay
12:45 – 1:30 pm – drive to Water Plant
1:30 – 3:30 pm – Water Plant reef: SCUBA and snorkel
3:30 – 4:00 pm – drive to Carmabi
4:00 – 6:00 pm – drive to Het Centrum for grocery store run
6:00 – 7:00 pm - clean up and get ready for dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm – walk to Hooks Hut next to Carmabi and have dinner
9:00 – 9:30 pm – walk back to Carmabi for brief summary of the day, discussion of the next day
9:30 – 11:00 pm – optional night snorkel and/or SCUBA

Day 8: Saturday June 7, 2014

7:00 – 7:45 am – eat breakfast at Carmabi, prepare all food and gear for the field
8:00 – 9:00 am – drive to Santa Marta
9:00 – 12:00 am – Santa Marta reef (in water)
12:00 – 12:45 pm – eat sack lunch in the field
12:45 – 2:00 pm – drive to Carmabi
2:00 – 4:00 pm –Carmabi reef: SCUBA and snorkel
4:00 – 6:00 pm – free time at Carmabi
6:00 – 7:00 pm - clean up and get ready for dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm – walk to Hooks Hut next to Carmabi and have dinner
9:00 – 9:30 pm – walk back to Carmabi for brief summary of the day, discussion of the next day
9:30 – 11:00 pm – optional night snorkel and/or SCUBA

Day 9: Saturday June 8, 2014

9:00 – 9:45 am – eat breakfast at Carmabi, prepare all food and gear for the field, get SCUBA tanks
9:45 – 10:30 am – drive to site of Service project
10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Service project
12:00 – 1:00 pm – eat sack lunch at Service project site
1:00 – 5:00 pm – Service project
5:00 – 6:00 pm – drive to Carmabi
6:00 – 7:00 pm - clean up and get ready for dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm – walk to Hooks Hut next to Carmabi and have dinner
9:00 – 9:30 pm – walk back to Carmabi for brief summary of the day, discussion of the next day
9:30 – 11:00 pm – optional night snorkel and/or SCUBA

Day 10: Monday June 9, 2014

7:00 – 7:45 am – eat breakfast at Carmabi, prepare all food and gear for the field, get SCUBA tanks
7:45 – 8:15 am – drive to Caracasbaai
8:15 – 9:15 am – Caracasbaai (on land)
9:15 – 10:00 am – drive to Groot St. Jord
10:00 – 12:00 pm – Ostrich Farm at Grote St. Jord (on land)
12:00 – 12:45 pm – eat sack lunch at Grote St. Jord
12:45 – 1:45 pm – drive to SCUBA and snorkel site (chosen by the group
) 1:45 – 4:00 pm – SCUBA and snorkel site (chosen by the group)
4:00 – 6:00 pm – drive to Het Centrum for grocery store run (this is the last grocery run!)
6:00 – 7:00 pm - clean up and get ready for dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm – walk to Hooks Hut next to Carmabi and have dinner
9:00 – 9:30 pm – walk back to Carmabi for brief summary of the day, discussion of the next day
9:30 – 11:00 pm – optional night snorkel and/or SCUBA

Day 11: Tuesday June 10, 2014

8:00 – 8:45 am – eat breakfast at Carmabi, prepare all food and gear for the field, get SCUBA tanks
8:45 – 9:15 pm – drive to SCUBA and snorkel site (chosen by the group)
9:15 – 12:00 pm – SCUBA and snorkel site (chosen by the group)
12:00 – 12:45 pm – eat sack lunch at site
12:45 – 1:30 pm – drive to SCUBA and snorkel site (chosen by the group)
1:30 – 4:10 pm – SCUBA and snorkel site (chosen by the group)
4:15 – 6:00 pm – drive to Carmabi
6:00 – 7:00 pm – clean up and get ready for dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm – walk to Hooks Hut next to Carmabi and have dinner (this is the last dinner at Hooks!)
9:00 – 9:30 pm – walk back to Carmabi for brief summary of the day, discussion of the next day
9:30 – 11:00 pm – optional night snorkel and/or SCUBA

Day 12: Wednesday June 11, 2014 (snorkel only, no SCUBA due to 24 hour flight rule)

8:00 – 8:45 am – eat breakfast at Carmabi, prepare all food and gear for the field, get SCUBA tanks
8:00 – 12:00 am – land or water based site (chosen by the group) and/or free time at Carmabi
12:00 – 12:45 pm – eat sack lunch at site
12:45 – 5:00 pm – land or water based site (chosen by the group) and/or free time at Carmabi
5:00 – 6:00 pm – clean up and get ready for dinner and finish packing
6:00 – 6:30 pm – drive to Willemstad
6:30 – 8:00 pm – nice dinner out in Willemstad
8:00 – 9:00 pm – walk around Willemstad
9:00 – 9:30 pm – drive to Carmabi
10:00 pm – finish packing at Carmabi and go to bed (last night!)

Day 13: Saturday May 30, 2014

4:30 am – depart from Carmabi,
4:30 – 5:00 am –drive to airport, return Avis vans
5:00 am – check-in at Curaçao International Airport, clear Curaçao passport control
7:05 am – American Airlines Flight No. 910 departs from Curaçao for Miami, arrives 10:15 am
12:00 pm – American Airlines Flight No. 1639 departs from Miami for Chicago O’Hare, arrives 2:15 pm
3:00 pm – Curaçao ICST CHP field course formally completed – plan a post-trip party!