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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on September 6, 2018

Octopus Facts – How to Become Best Friends With an Octopus

When you live out on an island for weeks and even months, you get obsessed by some pretty interesting stuff. This last March we met a Pygmy Octopus living just a few feet from our shore. I got to see him several times, but by far his best friend was Elora Kooistra, the island dive instructor. She became totally infatuated with him, she named him Egbert, and took hours and hours of high-quality vid

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on February 16, 2017

Night diving as stress management

The other day I was listening to an excellent podcast about managing emotional stress. This was an interview between the host of the podcast, Eileen Laird, and Evan Brand, an author and functional medicine practitioner who specializes in stress management. Near the end of the podcast, Eileen asks Evan for his top 5 methods of relieving stress in a particularly difficult situation. He only listed 3

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on May 31, 2016

5 Reasons Why You’ll Never Want to Leave Belize

For adventure lovers, Belize still remains somewhat of an underrated destination. In 2009, only a surprising 231,249 travelers visited this tropical paradise. Competing with the other great adventure destinations, it’s easy to see why Belize can often be over looked. However, once you’ve experienced a taste of what this unique, vibrant and diverse culture, it’s guaranteed that you’ll never

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on January 28, 2015

Top reasons to visit Belize

First and foremost, the climate is fantastic. Not to mention diving off the world’s second largest barrier reef. And the many eclectic cultures, mixing freely, reflect the history of the region as it has been passed like a plaything between the worlds. Amazing fauna and flora, wildlife, a zoo with a biologist’s dream of creatures all native to the country. And even real touch-it-if-you dare ru

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on May 10, 2013

Feeding the sharks while scuba diving in Belize

This video from a visit to Belize in April shows divers feeding a nurse shark from the tip of their spear gun. On Long Caye, the only fish we spear are lionfish, an invasive species that is hurting the ecology of coral reefs around across the Caribbean.

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on December 3, 2012

Officials consider listing Queen Conch as threatened or endangered

Will the conch season in Belize have to be shortened? Might we need to control the amount of conch that we eat year per year? These are a couple of questions that Belize, including other Caribbean nations, might have to consider as Caribbean ministers will come together to discuss a conch petition for CARICOM during Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2012 in Antigua and Barbuda. A United States petitio

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on September 11, 2012

Why is it more expensive for a non-certified diver to dive than someone who is certified already?

If you have never been diving, you should try it out. It might not be for you, but it might be the most amazing thing you have ever done. Breathing underwater is a real trip! The best way to see if this sport is for you is to take a Discover Scuba course. This half-day course combines classroom, shallow water skills, and finishes up with a real dive to 40 feet. Once you have completed this course,

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on May 7, 2012

Snorkeling The Aquarium (aka Paradise Reef)

Every week we snorkel The Aquarium, just a 1/2 mile paddle from our island. It’s a shallow patch reef surrounded by bright white coral sand.

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on April 17, 2012

Video of a batfish

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