Category: Honduras

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 [read 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 [read 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 [read more]

By , January 28, 2012 11:45 am

Do you know about the lionfish? Some might call the lionfish a beautiful fish. Some even go so far as to purchase lionfish to keep in their aquarium and show off to their friends and family. And maybe, at one time, that was a reasonable sort of thing to do. But not now, not here in Utila. Here we like our lionfish dead. That’s right… the only good lionfish is [read more]

By , January 23, 2012 3:29 pm

Jewel Cay, Honduras (just off the coast of Utila) has truly become home for us over the past three months.  We have our own apartment, friends, neighbours, and landlords that have become our adopted family. In two short weeks, we will be saying goodbye to it all, dusting off our backpacks, and continuing our journey with a trip to Nicaragua to meet up with my mom.  I’ll be sad to [read more]

By , January 14, 2012 12:23 pm

When you are not diving, it’s nice to get out and stretch the legs some times. I really appreciate a good walk. Especially after living on our little Cays for the past two months. It turns out that diving is a lot different from walking, and my legs have more or less forgotten what walking is all about. The problem is that Jewel and Pigeon Cays, where we live, have [read more]

By , December 25, 2011 9:14 am

Dear readers, friends, family. Ashley and I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas. I know it’s been a long time since we’ve seen many of you. Somewhere in the neighbourhood of 6 months, counting back to when we first started on this journey. Some of you we’ll see in the new year, and we are really looking forward to that, but for the most part, we’ll probably [read more]