Sunday, May 27, 2007
Mother Nature is still blowing, keeping us Divers out of the ocean. So it is time we follow the Fishermen and head inland. Dive masters, Moose, Nick and Brittany guided a group of divers to one of our inland Blue Holes suitable for cavern diving. Stalactite Blue Hole is a 2 hour drive north of Small Hope Bay through the Andros Pine Forest. The journey is dotted with a few unusual landmarks.
The Stalactite Blue Hole is a wide open “bell” shaped blue hole, with a 100 foot deep freshwater lens. At the base of the lens the diameter of the blue hole reaches about 300 ft across. Along the sides of the “Bell” are stalactites that hang down. Some have grown at an angle pointing inwards towards the middle of the blue hole, while the others grew straight down piercing through the fresh water lens into the brackish, dark coffee colored water below.
It was a beautiful dive, a fun ride out there and highly satisfying to get our fins wet, despite that pesky wind Pin It Now!
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Fishermen group “New Tom”, Billy, Scott, Tom, Skeeter, and Lawrence have been returning to Small Hope for quite sometime now. (The ladies, Rachael and Brittany, “featured” in the picture above were innocent bystanders persuaded by the Fishermen :-) Originally the group was smaller but the word is out and the clan has grown. “New Tom” is the Rookie, this trip being his first and boy do these guys know how to have a good time, even when the weather is bad. The first part of their stay Mother Nature allowed for fishing in the sandflats, but towards the end the wind started to blow. Let me tell you, a little wind wasn’t about to stop a group of Fishermen.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 6, 2007
We welcome Brittany Bruce and Nicholas Goddard to the Dive Masters/Instructor team here at Small Hope Bay.
Britt arrived January 15th from Seattle Washington. She recently completed her Bachelors degree in Geography at Huxley College of Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington. Nick joined the team April 1st all the way from Birmingham England. He arrived shortly after finishing ten years in the Merchant Navy, where he most recently has been sailing as Chief Engineer for Holland America Line.
During their time between diving with their father and posing for pictures for their mother, Ben and Mat showed off their Kite-boarding skill’s around the bay. It was great to watch, Thanks guys! Pin It Now!