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One thing I really wanted to do while in Belize was take in some diving, so I dinghied over to the Sea Horse Dive shop right on the waterfront to ask if there were any dive charters going out. It just so happened there was another couple wanting to go, but the shop wanted at least four people. Before you knew it, we had a group of 8, and we planned to head out to the barrier reef bright and early the next morning. While I’m no expert diver, I can say the diving on the barrier reef wall was nothing short of spectacular. Our dive master told us under no condition were we to dive deeper than he, and when we dropped off the edge of the wall and looked down from 90 feet into what seemed like an indigo infinity, I understood why. The wall goes nearly straight down from 100 feet to around 3000 feet, and it would have been way too easy to sink out of sight and find yourself in big trouble. Visibility was nearly unlimited, and there was every imaginable sort of beautiful bright coral, and more schools of fish than we could begin to count. Just fantastic.

Diving Lunch Stop near the Wall
Diving Lunch Stop near the Wall

Lunch was served on a very small cay a mile or so inside the wall, and it was a nice break before our second dive to get out of the water and warm up basking in the Belizean sunshine. 

Diving Water
Diving Water

Crystal clear water just like this everywhere we went. It was like being in your own private salt water aquarium, with you as the one out of place. Plenty of sharks, barracuda, sting rays, moray eels, grouper, and endless schools of brightly colored tropical fish. It was breathtaking, and I was thrilled that I chose this dive company. They were very experienced, friendly, and on top of everything.

Joy spent the day relaxing and reading, soaking up some sun, and just generally taking it easy. Maybe she was getting ready for a day wandering around town, who knows? Next day found us on shore checking out the shops, wandering the town, looking for fresh bread, and ending up at our favorite, the Barefoot Beach Bar. It had been a long walk, don’t you know? And we needed refreshment and sustenance. Can you blame us for stopping here? 

Barefoot Beach Bar
Barefoot Beach Bar

Like I said, it had been a long hot walk. Plus we’d been carrying heavy goods on that walk, like bread, t-shirts, and post cards, and we really needed that break!

Placencia's Walkway
Placencia’s Walkway

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