The past week was another fabulous week with great company! We got to dive amazing places and to celebrate West End Divers' 11th Anniversary. After a Blackwater Dive, a few two-tank trips, two Night dives and a fantastic barbecue, this week of celebrations ended up on a prefect note: a Day Trip on the North Side of the island!
First stop of the day was at Spencer Rose's Garden, a gorgeous wall encrusted with a large variety of healthy soft and hard corals. This section of the reef is a gradual slope and perfectly suited for a long "drift" dive. While exploring the cracks, crevices and undercuts, you can most likely find spotted drum fish, lobsters, crabs, moray eels and there is a good chance to spot a Bearded Toadfish. Heading back towards the top of the reef for the safety stop, you can often cross the path of a large school of Horse-eyed Jacks or Blue Tangs surrounded by many Wrasses and Black Durgon.
After a 30 to 40 minute boat ride, we arrived at Big Bight, the second stop of our day trip. After enjoying a great lunch cooked with love by the Gorgeous Tracy, we jumped in Big Bight's pristine water. This sandy area is surrounded by a shallow colourful reef and is also a paradise for underwater photographers. If you are looking for a place to find nudibranchs like the red-tipped Sea Goddess, slugs like the Leech Aglaja, snails such as the Flapping Dingbat, all kind of blennies and sea stars, this is THE place!!
After more than an hour dive, we decided to head back to West End. As we are enjoying the sun on Delfin III's deck, sharing pictures and discussing the new creatures we just found, a pod of Pantropical Spotted Dolphins invited themselves to the party! The ride back to West End Divers ended up being a little bit longer than what we were planning but everyone on the boat experienced a close encounter with these graceful mammals, which according to some extra informations we had afterwards, was a pod of Dolphins known to live in Belize.
We cannot thank all of you enough for being part of this amazing adventure. Nothing makes us happier than return customers who continue to be satisfied with our dive operation and who became over the years part of our extended Family. We were certainly missing many members of the West End Divers' Family this last week but we are all ready to repeat it at anytime.
Many thanks to Kal Lin, Mickey Charteris, Sarah Latulippe and Paige Kotuby to share their pictures!!