We had a great week motoring around Belize and made some nice new friends as well. The viz at this time of the year is not fantastic due to amount of plankton bloom but we new that before the trip.
But what you lose in viz you make up for with a greater chance in seeing the bigger stuff. Sharks and rays where on the agenda and although not present in massive numbers there more than enough encounters and sightings to keep us entertained and on our toes.
I did spot one hammerhead but it was a good 20m plus below me to get a shot and given I had the wide angle on, it would have been pointless but I saw one and that made the trip for me. There were a good few black and white tips as well as reef sharks about though, so no complaints there with the odd sightings of stingrays, dolphins, eagle rays and turtles.
|A local passes by|
|A stalactite, hanging around in the Blue Hole|
|A juvenile purple ring nudi poses for the camera|
|Big nudi, little nudi|
|A slender juvenile filefish out on the prowl|
|A toad fish in the hole|
It's never a nice thing to witness and your always glad it's not your rig. On a positive note, you'd then have a perfectly acceptable excuse to go out and spend huge amounts of money on a nice shiny new rig.
|"Roll out the barrel (sponge)!"|
|"Look ma! Top of the world!"|
|More deck space than you can shake a stick at|
|Juvenile arrow blenny makes an appearance|