West Bay Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... warned about. From 7:30am to 5pm we are either in the classroom listening to lectures about physics or physiology or in the water practicing teaching techniques. Cookie and I are both super hyperactive so our course director Diego has made the class bare-able. Even though the daggers of exams each day are killing me slowly I think I may have found a new love in teaching people to scuba !! My first real taste ...
... the right factor suncream (there was no 20 to be found, so in the end we had to settle for a factor 30, suncream fans). On our last night the guys at the dive shop we were staying at had a "snorkel test", traditionally the last test that a student dive-master undertakes before being certified and involves a lot of drinking and silly games - it was amusing to watch from the sidelines. Apart from that we didn't do too much on Utila - the pictures tell more of the story! To the jungle! ...
Our ship docked right by the port terminal so instead of walking around on the 7th deck for exercise, we got off and strolled around the shops. It wasn't even 7:00 am yet and they were all already open!
We met up w Mike and Pam and walked all over Mahogany Bay exploring. After returning to the ship and eating breakfast, Rich and I left for our tour. We had booked an encounter w/the dolphins and scenic drive. The drive ended up being ...
... to navigate a 30m reciprocal head and then a 10m square from a set point. We managed this all ok, except from Ali's square, where the 3rd corner was the same spot as the first... Oops. After doing these exercises we explored the reef for the rest of the dive and saw loads of big fish, a whole school of squid, some tiny baby flounders in the sea bed, and lots of clams on the coral - it was a really good dive!
We all came back to land on a high, showered off and ...
... and Gilligan was driving the boat. I'm sure he thought the best plan was to go as fast as he could and get the trip over and done with, not the best plan. The fist 10 minutes were fine, we were yet to pass the Le Ceiba breakwater, once we made it into clear water for the 12km trip the fun really started. The first few bumps were OK, a little bit of air off the top of a wave, that strange feeling you get in you stomach as you experience a little weightlessness, ...