Tag Archives: Snorkeling

Postcard of the Week: Exploring Belize’s Barrier Reef with My Nikon 1 AW 1

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Three years ago, I obtained my PADI Open Water Certification with Splash Dive Center and began to explore Belize’s gorgeous underwater world.

Three years later, I’m back in Belize on the heels of completing Moon Belize (thanks to Matador Network for today’s shout out) and writing up my first edition of Moon Belize Cayes, due out in the Fall of 2014.

This second guidebook will focus on Belize’s offshore islands and requires me (I will reveal why later) to learn a lot more detail about the various fish species found in Belize’s waters, along its famous barrier reef. It’s been fascinating so far as I identify more marinelife, coral and sponges while diving and trying my hand at underwater photography.

I don’t expect to turn into the next Tony Rath anytime soon–Belize’s top underwater photographer–but it’s been fun using my new waterproof camera, the Nikon 1 AW 1.

Touted as “the world’s first waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, interchangeable lens camera,” it goes to 49 feet below surface, with built-in flash and scuba diving settings that I can tweak, including video. While I wanted the faster 2.8 lens, it wasn’t >> Continue reading »

Postcard of the Week: A Birthday Treat (#Frifotos)

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This week’s Friday Fotos theme this week is “Treats”. Pretty broad and I was tempted to post photos of yummy Caribbean foods. And yet, when I think of treats this year, I think of my impromptu birthday trip to South Water Caye,  southern Belize.

I experienced two days of utter bliss. From South Water I went on an afternoon trip to nearby cayes, including Tobacco Caye, above. My only regret is not having stayed for my entire birthday weekend!