|Not a very clear picture but make it bigger and |
check out the Sea Shepherd's Blue Boat
Monday’ (under 50p for a Rum n Coke), say no more!
We were to start our Advanced course the following afternoon, so time to recover….
|Sam, Ronnie and Han ready for the North Side|
Talking of Finding Nemo we found out a rather disturbing fact about clown fish… They live in threes, Mum, Dad and Child… very cute eh? Not so much, say the Dad or Mum dies, the child will change its sex in order to have sex with its mum or dad to then produce another child! Incest on a whole other level!
|The sunset before our night dive|
|MASSIVE KING CRAB!|
|Doing our dive log books like good students!|
|Dog walks on Utila|
|Dive Master Trainees final snorkel test... Messy!|
|Worlds coolest kid|
|Laid back animals|
|"Happy Cookies" sold at 'La Cueva' (The Cave), the staff just chill and play Fifa!|
As you can imagine we very easily nearly got an apartment and thought we would never leave.
|Firing up the Tranquila Dock|
|Lots of secluded little getaways like this|
On the Sunday, whilst feeling a bit fragile we decided to move to another dive centre 3 mins walk away, to spread the experience, meet more new friends and share the wealth on the island. We booked a 10 dive package for just $258 dollars at Under Water Vision. It is actually owned by Alton’s parents but they have a slightly different way of going about things. Many divers pass through here as they fill up the boats more and are cheaper. For accommodation, if diving with them you get an ensuite private room for just $10 (£6) per night, the best deal we had had all trip.
|Underwater Vision Dive Centre|
|Hannah's knotty hair after every dive!|
|The locals at Driftwood|
Hannah and I went to a few restaurants that week and pitched for some food photography again. All were top rated and everyone we tried bar one was on board. Excellent! A week of free food began and we stuffed ourselves! FooKing Wok ..mmmmm
|Fortunately a long way from London|
Blissfully unaware that the pen also houses large barracudas and a nursing shark (pretty harmless). After a slow ride back, it was time for me to take pictures for my final restaurant “RJ’s”! – Hannah tried to sober me up as best she could but in the end just had to let me loose and hope I didn’t fuck it up!
Having visited TreeTanic Bar a few times before for drinks and a few Scuba Instructor course drinking games we’d had a chance to explore the sheer vastness of the creative space. This bar is apparently in the top ten bars of the world! Its like a quirky Pans Labyrinth meets the Little Mermaid set, all completely ocean inspired using recycled materials, glass, rock, beads, plates, old hard drives and motherboards, you name it.
The following days were spent with Hannah deepening her new revitalised love for Yoga with some especially amazing teachers. Getting up early or going for Sunset sessions.
|Skidrow "The Dirtiest Dive in Town"|
|'Frank' the Go To guy for everything|
|Snorkel challenge at 'La Cueva'|
One morning, Hannah left me in my hungover state in bed to go for a swim in the sea. Next thing I know she was back claiming she had just bumped into our very good friend Charlie Hickson’s brother; Billy! Charlie went to primary school with me (a few years below) and Billy too, she then went to 6th form with Hannah before we even knew each other; so a strange connection to have in the middle of nowhere! We both have memories of Billy as a kid; Charlie’s little bro…no longer now!
Basically we know we are going back to this magical Caribbean Island again one day soon!!
But the Honduran adventure doesn't stop there, it suddenly gets back into dangerous reality!