The subsequent days were spent snorkeling the Belize barrier reef, the second longest barrier reef in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia (we'll get there, no worries).
Fun fact: One of the reasons why Belize remained un-colonized by the Spanish was the barrier reef blocking direct access to the country. This barrier reef provided a natural blockade against the Spanish ships. Source: Salvador, our cool tour guide
We spent less time taking photos during our snorkeling trips and more time floating about in the warm waters. I also only had my point and shoot camera in a water resistant baggy, whereas most other people had their waterproof GoPros... Ahh, it would be so nice to have a GoPro for water activities like these.
We did make several underwater videos, all of which are potato quality but here is a video that is somewhat decent and features a one Mr. Didinchuk swimming alongside several sting rays.
It was manatee mating season and we were extremely lucky to see a manatee! It was a majestic beast with the most adorable face. However, we have no photos of the manatee or sea turtles as I didn't bring my camera for our 1 hour + swims to the coral reefs. This girl had to focus on staying afloat in the water as my treading skills are still pretty weak.
0/2 drowning scares as of this trip.
Bonus: Check out our meals ♥__♥
A sea turtle with dreads and the phrase "Go Slow" are really all you need to know about Caye Caulker.
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