We’ve spent the last few days diving on Utila Island, me completing my advanced course (albeit very quickly – 7 dives in 2 days) Vanessa doing her Open Water and Kel & Lee doing some fun dives.
The dives were all great – I did a wreck on my first dive which was awesome and then some fun skills on other dives as a part of my advanced certificate – swimming through hoops, throwing frizbees, navigating etc. The visibility in the water wasn’t as good as Caye Caulker in Belize, but the dives were all really interesting. The only bad part was our last dive today where the current took us into a huge amount of rubbish in the water – plastic and packaging floating around everywhere you could see.
The night before last we had a cook up at the dive centre where we were staying, with a huge bbq and salads, dessert- it was all pretty tasty and the whole thing had a great community vibe to it. That night turned into quite a large one and no one really felt like diving the next afternoon, but it was well worth it when we got out there. Instantly made us feel better.
Today Lee and I left Utila and she flies home to Australia tomorrow (sob!!!) and I’m heading down to Nicaragua to do a week of Spanish lessons. Kel has stayed on Utila to do his Advanced dive certificate and we’re going to meet up in a week or so down there. Our longest separation by far since we started the trip, so it will be good to catch up in a week!