Posted by Slickrock Adventures on April 23, 2014
I am a new fan of Stacy Holbert, a woman who apparently lives on Ambergris Caye in Belize, and posts great Belize scuba diving videos to You Tube. One of her videos is a fabulous minute-and-a-half clip of the beautiful Moon jellyfish. We don’t see these that often, but it’s always a thrill when we do. Everyone is afraid of jellyfish, because their sting delivers a whopper of a hurt, bu
Posted by Slickrock Adventures on April 2, 2014
Belize scuba diving video
I recently came across a great new video of Belize scuba diving. This dive was filmed near Southern Long Caye, which is not the same Long Caye that we own (there are about 8 Long Cayes in Belize.) However, the underwater ecosystem is the same, and the woman who created this video, Stacy Holbert, did a fantastic job splicing together wonderful clips from this one dive. The coral is exactly the type
Posted by Slickrock Adventures on May 28, 2013
Barracuda devours a lionfish! A hopeful sign!
Because the invasive lionfish species has been having such a huge impact throughout Caribbean reef ecosystems, including on Glover’s Reef, we try to keep abreast any new developments that might give us reason to hope that someday they at least will be held in check, if not generally eradicated from the Caribbean reefs they invaded. This video, posted last week to YouTube by someone using the
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.
Posted by Slickrock Adventures on August 22, 2011
Should I get scuba certified before I get to Belize?
The short answer is yes, you should take a scuba course from a local dive shop if you can before you get to Belize for your island vacation. If you don’t have a local dive shop or enough time before your trip, you can always do it when you get there as long as you have enough time on the island. Scuba courses have three components, but two can be done at home. The first part is the written part
Posted by Slickrock Adventures on August 18, 2011
It’s never too late to learn a new sport
One month ago tomorrow I turned 55. Somehow, the double number made a bigger impression on my psyche than even the big five-o did. That, combined with the fact that in the past year I’ve developed a few chronic aches and pains, got me thinking that maybe this was it – life was beginning to leave me behind, whatever new and exciting experiences I’d had in my life were now becoming things of t