Weather Held Up Then!

27 Aug

Just got back from our week in Belize. Had a super, super time. Great weather, loads of diving (I’m approaching 20 now!), and a much needed break from the cell and email.

Proper writeup on the way, complete with photos of course. Many, many photos!

Update: Here’s the first batch of photos:

http://flickr.com/photos/kaimac/sets/72157594254085433/

More to follow 🙂

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4 Responses to “Weather Held Up Then!”

  1. Grand Master Thump August 30, 2006 at 10:30 am #

    Oi, oi matey, grrrrrrrrrr very jealous. So you enjoyed then. Love diving me, need think about booking a new trip myself.

    Did you dive Blue Hole and how was it, is it as good as it looks from the aerial photos?

  2. kaimac August 30, 2006 at 11:25 pm #

    We did indeed dive the blue hole, but to be perfectly honest I didn’t enjoy it all that much. It was cool to see it, and was certainly an out-of-this-world type experience (just completely odd), but I didn’t enjoy it all that much. Get in water, immediately drop 130 feet. 400 or so feet drop below you still…. depth means you only get eight minutes to explore the caves before you have to head back up.

    I’d like to go back when I’ve got a bit more experience. Worth doing, but I definitely didn’t get as much out of it as I could have done. The massive school of large reef sharks that were hanging around at about 80 feet when we came back out was cool though. The caves at 130 feet (which is the extent of the dive basically) were interesting, again in a completely unusual way.  Very little down there other than the caves.

    Worth doing, but not the highlight of the trip for me, certainly.

  3. Grand Master Thump August 31, 2006 at 8:55 am #

    Cool, were you guys diving on tables or computers, 8 minutes at 130 sounds like a mandatory decompression stop either way?

    Oh and did you do any night dives, I always find those the most exhilarating, gettting suited up and looking out into the black water wondering what is out there, seeing the sharks circling the lights and all that.

  4. kaimac August 31, 2006 at 9:02 am #

    We don’t have computers, but there’s a mandatory eight minute stop either way. They leave tanks of air at 20 feet, ‘cos people run out so often.

    We did one night dive, whcih was super cool. Saw a big old grouper fighting with a moray eel. The eel reckoned he’d got himself some dinner, but the grouper had other ideas. Saw a nice big squid too, and loads of huge Caribbean lobsters. The sharks pretty much kept away on that dive, but there were so many of them during the day that it didn’t matter.

    There’s pretty good diving down here (tho vis is generally pretty bad). Next time you head down we should sort it.

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