Trouble with immigration and the blue hole is AMAZING!!!

Caye Caulker Travel Blog

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So my journey from Honduras to Belize was a bit interesting i showed up at 7.30 expecting to get underway soon...

However, i had to go to the immigration to get my exit stamp for honduras and got into trouble.  It turns out that when you go to guatemala, honduras, el salvador or nicaragua you get one 90 day visa for the 4 countries, and if you cross into another of those countries it doesnt extend it... This means that i tried to leave honduras 91 days after i entered guatemala and got fined about 50quid and im not allowed back into any of those countries for either 3 days or a week, i got a bit confused.. anyway i got my stamp after paying up and went to get my boat, which was more of a fishing boat and had a slightly dodgy engine! In the end the journey took a lot longer than advertised, then they said leaving at 10am arriving in belize city at 2pm, in fact we left at about midday and around 5.30pm the boat driver annouced that we werent going to make belize city by the time it got dark and dropped us off in a random little town, but the town did have buses to belieze city.  in fact it took 5 hours on the bus to get there... luckily my guide book told me there was a good place to stay nextdoor to the bus station...

wed morning i got another boat, this time a big proper one to caye caulker which is a beautiful carribean island, i know, not another one!!  and chilled out in the sunshine and arranged to go diving on thu.  I also met some people that were on an organized tour of central america, but hating the organizationess of it, and were trying to break away! spent the evening with then.

Thu i went on the best dive ive ever been on.  Its called the blue hole and thats a pretty good description of it. Bascially just a big blue creator with cave systems... We went down to 40m and then saw loads of stalacties and just nothingness except for blue.  We also saw a gang of reef sharks, they´re completly harmless, but still sharks!!! that was amazing.  we had 2 more dives afterwards, but they were pretty similar to all the other dives ive been doing..  i spent thus night with the people we dived with and ended up drinking a lot of rum and at a karoke bar...

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Caye Caulker
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