June 9: Swim time!
Today’s highlight: Jumping off the ship for a swim in 36,000 ft of deep blue water.
Otherwise a quiet day for us divers, as the Triton team works to prepare the sub for its next dive. We sent out three scientific landers back to the bottom of the trench this morning. They’re now on their way back to the surface with a day’s worth of data. Sadly, their retrieval times fall in the middle of the chef’s burger barbecue, so the Triton guys will have to eat and run, and postpone their beers until everything’s back on deck and secured.