Sundancer II/Aggressor IV Dec 5-12, 2015
Wednesday December 9
After a light breakfast of oatmeal and a toasted English muffin, we motored our way to the Great Blue Hole.
Back onboard the Captain asked how we’d like to dive the rest of the day. Of course most wanted to get in five dives so we decided to head to Half Moon Caye.
Half Moon Caye hosts a Nature Conservancy Camp and also has a bird watching tower to observe the Red Footed Boobies and the Frigate Birds (we found out later the boat captain that usually picks up the Aggressor Fleet folks was not available to ferry us from boat to shore.)
So we made a dive on Half Moon Caye Wall. We jumped in about 11:30 am and had a fantastic dive. Lots of Caribbean reef shark sightings. I got a few good pictures (see above) and some video of the larger shark swimming right at me (see below.) Near the end of the dive we saw a green turtle off in the distance. Still no loggerhead turtles though.
Lunch was a picnic buffet of hot dogs, cheese burgers and chicken burgers, potato salad, chips and watermelon. Then back in the water at 2 pm. We saw the big shark again but this time rather than going down to 90 feet to see him I stayed up at 60 feet.
I saw Brent kind of freak out near the end of the dive and looked to see what he saw, it was a spotted eagle ray. At the end of the dive I found a tiny flounder in the sand as we made our way over to the mooring block of concrete to see a couple of sailfin blennies.
That was the last dive of the day for us. Others on the boat did a 4 pm and 6 pm dive but we were happy with our three so we sat on the sundeck and watched the sunset on another beautiful day in Belize.
Dinner was shrimp with white sauce. Soup and salad. Coconut cream pie-yummy.
More Dive site images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Underwater/Belize/December-2015/Underwater/Dec-9-Wed/
More Land, Boat and Sun images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Underwater/Belize/December-2015/Land-and-Boat/
Dive video Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xotXYdrGIws&list=PLKa6O-DUsAoCAY8LPV6RdinQuYsjMXScq
The week is winding down, next up: Silver Cave and Long Caye Wall.
Belize December 2015
Sundancer II/Aggressor IV
December 5-12, 2015
More Underwater images: http://www.photosbynanci.com/under.html
Underwater Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKa6O-DUsAoCAY8LPV6RdinQuYsjMXScq