The Carnival Legend
Carnival no longer offered the Shark Ray Alley snokle. After reading it was one of the best dive spots I wanted to see it. So I found a private tour company owned by Americans, but run by locals in Belize, called Coral breeze Limited see www.coralbreezelimited.com. Our ship tendered off shore and we were late getting into the tourist village. I was a bit concerned but quickly saw people with Coral Breeze Limited signs they were holding up, they waited for us. The first group was for White Water rafting but they told me where I could meet my group. Our tour guides were wonderful on the boat ride to Caye Cauker they showed us a map of Belize and pointed out places of interest, answered our questions and seemed to love their country.
We went to Shark Ray alley first. Not much for coral but they reved the motor on the boat and within minutes hundreds of stingrays were swimming all around waiting to be fed. The guides feed some squid and I jumped into to snorkle with these curious amazing animals. Then we went to another site on the coral reef, beautiful fish everywhere, lots of snorklers and other groups were here, too many ignorant people do not follow instructions and swim to close to each other or kick their legs too much scaring the fish away. The trick to snokling is to float on the water like a dead thing then you see all sorts of fish. I did this and had to swim a bit to catch up to my group, having visions of Open Water the film in fresh in mind! We then headed to Caye Cauker for a nice buffet lunch. I think it was chicken with beans and rice, very tasty. I laid on the beach walked a bit snapped some photos and headed back for the boat. The only problem were some people were running late exploring the Island, this is not cool to people who are on cruise ships because if we don't make it back to our ship on time it sails without us! After a few nerve wracking minutes they made it back. We got our boat back to the tourist village. I wanted to shop but figued I better not risk it it was late so I caught what turned out to be the second to last ferry boat back to my cruise ship! It was over all a wonderful day and experiance.
The door you use when you tender to shore.