Category: Becoming Divemasters

By , March 1, 2012 8:45 am

Coral Bluebell Tunicates Mooring Line Coral Pilot Whale Skeleton Divers at Halliburton Wreck Coral Great view Bike at the Wreck Sand Coral Coral Divers at the wreck

By , February 28, 2012 8:48 pm

Butterflyfish Horse-eye Jacks & Barracuda Burrfish Flamingo Tongue Hermit Crab Coral Lizardfish Banded Coral Shrimp Green Moray Eel Feather Dusters Sea Urchin

By , February 23, 2012 8:59 pm

We’ve been going on and on about how we decided to become divemasters in Utila, but it’s come to my attention that most people outside of the diving world don’t really know what a divemaster does.  So let’s change that, shall we? We, as divemasters, can not teach you, our lovely friends and family, how to scuba dive.  We would have to become instructors for that, another course that comes &#91read more]

By , February 20, 2012 4:29 pm

That’s it. Three months after arriving in Utila, it’s time to say goodbye. It’s bittersweet in a way, this is the only time so far in our trip where we’ve had to move on. We are scheduled to meet Ashley’s mom and her mom’s boyfriend in Nicaragua. A plan that was hatched just before we decided to take a trip on the vomit comet… before scuba diving. But that’s life… &#91read more]

By , February 16, 2012 9:44 am

Jewel Cay and Pigeon Cay are located just off the southwest corner of Utila island, about 20 minutes by boat from the town of Utila. The two islands are pleasantly small. In fact, one of their greatest draws is their tiny size and the utter lack of motored vehicles. That’s right, there are no motor vehicles on these islands. There is but a single sidewalk connected by a concrete bridge &#91read more]

By , February 11, 2012 5:14 pm

We thought we had already done the swimming with whale sharks thing.   July.  Isla Holbox, Mexico.  $70 bucks a person.  Two jumps in.  Two minutes a jump.  And we thought it was amazing! One of the whale sharks we saw in Utila… this time we took photos! But when whale sharks were spotted by dive boats around Utila, we started getting antsy. And when our dive boat started spotting them &#91read more]

By , February 2, 2012 12:20 pm

If you would have told me seven months ago that I would become a divemaster on this journey, I would have laughed and called you crazy.  I come from landlocked Saskatchewan.  I didn’t even see the ocean until I was nineteen years old.  And I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with water.  I love to be in and around it, but have never been a strong swimmer.  I tried taking &#91read more]