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Drop Your Anchor
Most folks come to Belize to explore pristine coral reefs and encounter the myriad underwater life, and are surprised when they happen upon the remnants of old freighters, ships, and more. At least, I know I was surprised. We had just finished diving at gorgeous Calabash Cut and were on our way back to Blackbird Caye when our captain slowed the boat and told us to walk the plank (sort of). He wanted to share with us one of his favorite little dive sites; the remains of a wrecked freighter that when still seaworthy, was more than 100-feet in length. Bits and pieces of this wreck are scattered along the sea floor just off of Calabash Caye. The most incredible piece of wreckage is this near perfectly preserved anchor; clinging to the metal and hiding beneath the anchor were all manner of fish, rays, and eels. Pretty great for a quick stop on the way back to lunch. Photo Finish: Nikon 1AW1 | 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens | Aperture f/7.1 | ISO-160 | Shutter 1/125 sec.
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