Diving and Leaving Caye Caulker

The last blog post from this great place

I did my dives in Hol Chan Marine Reserve with Big Fish Diving and had a great time. The first suprise was that my air and depth meters were in PSI and Feet rather than Bar and Metres as I had been trained… so had to get a quick conversion done to work out the max depth and the warning air levels.

On the way I finally clap eyes on San Pedro. I think I made the right choice with Caye Caulker

On the way I finally clap eyes on San Pedro. I think I made the right choice with Caye Caulker

The gear!

The gear!

When we got down to Hol Chan I also realised this was my first roll entry as well. Fortunately this came naturally!

Down there the highlights included my first:

  • Turtle
  • Nurse Shark (and lots off them)
  • Stingrays that I actually saw (I have been on dives with them before but didn’t spot them when others did)

Was just great to be back in the water, banter with the Canadians I was diving with and have a little fun under the sea! When I got back I found that Vancouver is also excellent for diving so I think I’ll be doing some when I’m on my feet properly!

Anyway, the remainder of the day was chilling out!

The Hostel Yard - isn't it great!

The Hostel Yard - isn't it great!

Looking out to sea from the end of the Hostel's pier - the surfline in the distance is the Belize Barrier Reef - another contender for the best island scene shot

Looking out to sea from the end of the Hostel's pier - the surfline in the distance is the Belize Barrier Reef - another contender for the best island scene shot

Tina's Hostel

Tina's Hostel

That's the Caribbean!

That's the Caribbean!

And that's what the Caribbean can do to a harbour wall. A hurricane helped out

And that's what the Caribbean can do to a harbour wall. A hurricane helped out

Chilled that evening and the next morning. In fact the only thing waking me up the next morning was the wind. It’s normal for higher winds in the evening but it was strange. That morning it was much higher!

Those palm trees are normally palm tree shaped!

Those palm trees are normally palm tree shaped!

One of the hostel dogs

One of the hostel dogs

It was then time to jump on the water taxi and head back to Belize City. Caye Caulker has been one of the surprises of this trip. So chilled and laid back!

Belize City on the otherhand, was still Belize City. Lots of taxi guys looking for attention, beggars and needs more cleaning. I found a great lunch though and got some cash before heading for the airport. I bought a few souvenirs, some Firey Hot, Belize Heat and Beware hot sauces from Marie Sharp’s! Oh they are going to burn!

Belize is worth a visit let me tell you.

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