We made the hour-long trip to the GREAT BLUE HOLE! We started on the outer edge of the wall and looked down into the vastness of the deep hole. One of the highlights was getting to see our first sea turtle—a hawksbill missing one of its hind flippers. We made our best attempt at an epic flag shot and (almost) succeeded.

We made our way to Half Moon Caye (a nearby island reserve) to learn about the wildlife protected by the Belize Audobon Society. Some highlights were the hermit crabs, iguanas, house geckos and red-footed boobies! Lunch was really good! They had banana bread, rice, and pork. Afterwards we got to relax in the water and sing songs.

In the afternoon, we went snorkeling at the “Aquarium” and saw many interesting creatures, including an eagle ray, three nurse sharks, and a green moray eel. We rounded the day off with some On Assignment team work, another incredible dinner, and movie night!

Swimming amongst many Bermuda chubs. | Photo by Kariann H.

Swimming amongst many Bermuda chubs. | Photo by Kariann H.

Hawksbill sea turtle . | Photo by Zach F.

Hawksbill sea turtle . | Photo by Zach F.

Our guide Kenny with a huge conch. | Photo by Sally I.

Our guide Kenny with a huge conch. | Photo by Sally I.

Checking out the hermit crabs on Half Moon Caye. | Photo by Gretchen S.

Checking out the hermit crabs on Half Moon Caye. | Photo by Gretchen S.

 

Getting a close look at a red-footed booby. | Photo by Gretchen S.

Getting a close look at a red-footed booby. | Photo by Gretchen S.