Entries in #explore (10)

Thursday
Nov162017

Dive and Science  Training

As we welcomed our new volunteers this week for the month of November, we started teaching them some important knowledge that’s necessary to run our research here in Caye Caulker.

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Monday
Sep112017

September  Celebrations

September is one of the best times to come to Belize! It’s the tourism off-season, which means cheaper prices and a quieter island and it’s also the occasion to partake in the September celebrations.

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Wednesday
Aug302017

Belizian  Flavours

Belize is full of amazing things, food included. It's such a great part of travelling that we thought we'd let you in on some of Belize's best kept secrets. Here are our top 5 places to eat in Caye Caulker.

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Thursday
Aug172017

Manatees And Diving: A Busy Week In Caye  Caulker

This week we welcome four new volunteers to the project. Two of them were here to work on our Manatee Conservation Programme and two came for the Marine Conservation and Diving. This means that we spent a lot of time in the water, and a lot of time on the boat.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Time  Flies

The thing with volunteering is, that it feels like you have just arrived but at the same time it feels like you have been at this place forever, which is a strange and beautiful feeling.

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Thursday
Mar302017

When Trash  Floats

I spend my summers in Boston, MA on the beautiful Charles River as a kayak guide. I take camp groups, business trips, tourists, bachelorette parties, you name it, out to paddle and I love being on the water. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned that there was a build-your-own raft race the week I arrived in Caye Caulker

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Tuesday
Mar142017

Settling Into Caye  Caulker

As the new project coordinator, I was required to get my PADI rescue diver course. I decided to come a few days early in Caye Caulker to get this training at the local dive shop Frontier collaborates with. 

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Monday
May162016

Summer in Belize: Diving, Cultural Events and Festivities

Spring is well underway and summer is not so far away, so why not start planning your summer getaway early to save those long queues and high prices. How about a cheap holiday in Belize?  If this sounds good and you want some more information read on…

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Thursday
May122016

Diving At The Blue Hole 

Whoooaaaa, what a great day! Last week the dive instructor told Tori and I that they needed 2 more people to do the blue hole trip the next day, so.. Tori and I decided to go!

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Monday
Sep282015

Settling into Caye Caulker 

Upon arrival in Belize I was nervous and didn't quite know what to expect. However, within just a few short hours of being here, I began seeing what Caye Caulker has to offer and caught a glimpse into the daily routines of the people here.

The motto here 'go slow' is really not an understatement. In contrast to the hectic cities and the fast pace that I have grown immune to, from where I live, I view the spontaneous attitude and the laid back lifestyle as something valuable - the people here live in the moment opposed to worrying about what tomorrow holds. Being an underdeveloped country, one can imagine that the island is no different, however the people here are so open and generous when it comes to welcoming guests into their home. This is something that I am not used to having lived in Germany for 5 years, where the people soley care about themselves and only look out for themselves. Of course, this cannot be said for all, but in comparison to life here, it can. The children here on Caye Caulker have also welcomed us and are constantly asking us to play with them.


Apart from the lifestyle and the generosity of the locals, the wildlife here is incredible. Just a walk down the main road, and you will see all sort of crabs. The diving goes without saying - it's incredible. The many colors of the fish underwater adds diversity and life to every dive. I have started learning about fish identification, and let me tell you, it is not easy identifying some of them underwater, especially not when you have to memorize around 100. All in all it has been an amazing experience so far - especially diving with sharks and rays. I can't wait to see what the next 6 months have to offer.

By Julia Radtke - Marine Conservation & Diving Volunteer

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