I’ll tell you that I wasn’t nervous when I came face-to-face with this big toothy fella, but that would probably be a fib. In reality, coming up on big marine life on your second ever PADI dive is nerve-wracking, thrilling, and just plain amazing. I was focusing mostly on my new underwater skills – like how not to scream when encountering a lounging barracuda – when I met this fella, but I’m still happy that I came away with a single frame from our meet-up.
Douglas Caye is another in the long list of world-class dive sites surrounding the Turneffe Atoll. Our crew from the Blackbird Caye Resort spent about an hour in the deep as part of our PADI scuba training, and as such we barely scratched the surface on what this unique location has to offer. Breathtaking stuff.