The Donkey Divers returned to Belize 5
years after our first visit.
To learn more about the boat we
lived on this trip click on the logo below.
Click on this image to see the turtle
that swam me in Belize. This is a huge file so if you are on dial up,
you may want to skip this one.
Check out this video of squid at
night. We came across a few schools of squid. They ranged from a dozen
to more than 30.
If you look closely you can see some of the squid eating. About half way
through one squid bites off the head of fish it has pulled into its mouth
and the tail of the fish falls to the sandy floor.
OK those squids were interesting but
here is one squirting ink. Watch the one on the left. First it grabs
something to eat and then it squirts and darts about a foot away.
Ever watch a hermit crab eat? They
scoop sand into their mouth with their legs, they eat all the algae off
the sand and spit it out. Look at this video and see how fast this guy
can eat and puke.
Here is a video of a Sergeant Major
fertilizing eggs. The purple spot on the coral is the patch of eggs just
laid by the female and the male is busy swimming back and forth across
the eggs as he fertilizes them.
Maybe you have seen those little
Christmas Tree Worms pop back in their hole when you get close but have
you ever see them come back out? They aren't as fast. This video is not
a trick. It just takes patients, good buoyancy control and steadiness to
compensate for the surge. This is video of two different worms coming
out and one going back in.
Click on the thumbnails
below to see enlarged images.
The only time we left
the boat was on Wednesday when we spent a couple of hours on Half Moon
Cay where we were able to observe nature on a tropical island and enjoy
lunch. Here the Donkey Divers pose for a picture on the beach.
We ran into a few
large schools of squid on night dives. Here are just two squid in the
We had 6 days of
wonderful diving. I got in 26 dives and spent 28 hours and 40 minutes
under water. My deepest dive of the
week was to 138 feet in the Great Blue Hole of Belize.
This Green Moray was
coming out to take a look at me.
These two Gray Angels
were grazing in the grassy shallows.
This is a juvenile drum fish.
It is very small and displays an urbane elegance as it swims back and
forth. I have some good video that I will try to get on this site once I
find it in the four hours of video that I am now editing so that you can
appreciate its graceful beauty as it moves through the water.
This piece of coral
seems to be waving at me as swam by.
This Barracuda was
keeping a close eye on me as I passed by.
There was usually a
large school of fish under the boat. This dive it was mostly jacks.
Sometimes we had more Yellow Tail Snappers or Sergeant Majors and
occasionally a couple of Barracudas were the only fish hanging out under
To see pictures from other dive
trips, click on the button below to go to my SCUBA page. It has links to
other pages of pictures and dive reports from many different dive trips
over the years.