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
Posted by Slickrock Adventures on January 10, 2018
Great new Belize island video!
Glenn Boer joined us this December and he just sent a great video of his trip to our island, combined with his trip extension to nearby Guatemala. The first 3 minutes is about our island an includes the boat ride to the atoll, his cabana, paddling near the island, a kitesurfing lesson, and snorkeling with underwater footage! A fantastic montage! Thanks Glenn.
Posted by Slickrock Adventures on November 17, 2016
What’s so great about kayak snorkeling in Belize?
We have a lot of sports on the island, but the one we do every day and sometimes twice a day is kayak snorkeling. This is something you can’t do everywhere in the world, so often even kayak instructors have never experienced it. There are over 900 patch reefs at Glover’s Atoll where our island is located. They offer fantastic snorkeling, but there is no land near the patches. So we pad
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
Posted by Slickrock Adventures on April 27, 2016
Daring octopus escape
Our on our island in Belize my absolute favorite underwater creature is the octopus. We see them at low tide in our tide pool, and also when night snorkeling. Occasionally you will see the Common Octopus during the day, but that is rare. Mostly we see the Caribbean Reef Octopus, which is typically nocturnal. Octopus can take many shapes, including the ability to squeeze through almost any size hol
Posted by Slickrock Adventures on January 27, 2016
Snorkeling is even stupendous right under our dock!
Most of our snorkel trips from the island require a paddle or swim out to nearby reefs, where we see an incredible array of coral and fish on a regular basis. However, sometimes there are incredible discoveries right under our noses if only one takes the time to explore. Witness these shots taken of some of the marine life found right under our dock on the island! We have seen lots of other creatu
Posted by Slickrock Adventures on December 16, 2015
Do you have problems while snorkeling?
I have been teaching snorkeling for years now. And when I first started going to Belize in 1986, I wasn’t even a strong swimmer. Belize is the perfect place to learn because the water is warm and clear and there are small tides and few currents. However, some people still experience fear and have many problems feeling comfortable under the water breathing through a tube. We teach beginners t
Posted by Slickrock Adventures on June 24, 2015
Hawaii or Belize?
I recently returned from a trip to Maui where I was able to snorkel several times during my visit. While it was great to see new species of coral and fish, I was struck by how much better the diving and reefs are at our Glover’s Reef island in Belize. I had always imagined Hawaii and most of the Pacific to have much better reef ecosystems that we commonly see in Belize, but I found the oppos
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