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Project Blogs - Belize


It’s hard to believe my 6 months in Belize are almost up! I have met so many amazing people and have learnt so much. I’m definitely going to drive everyone back home crazy retelling all of my stories constantly. In an attempt to not be that person coming back from a trip and starting every sentence with the phrase “When I was in Belize….” I’m going to put pen to paper instead and fill this final blog with some of my favourite stories.

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One of my favourite things to do on base is to cook new recipes and to experiment with the ingredients we have here in Belize, from bread Fruit to Avocados. One of my favourite things to cook is the brilliant bean burgers which I invented after a day on the canoe, completing mangrove surveys with Ainsley and Oliver back in October.

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I am one week into my stay here on the beautiful island of Caye Caulker and have two weeks left. Having finished school last year (in England), I wanted to have a gap year and do three main things: travel, volunteer abroad and learn to scuba dive. Frontier’s marine conservation project managed to kill three birds with one stone.

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This week I went diving in the Great Blue Hole with Belize Diving Services. It consisted of three dives and cost me around 300 USD. However, it was well worth the money as I had hands down the best dive of my life.

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One of the first experiences I had in Belize was the water taxi. An exciting ride from Belize City to Caye Caulker, you immediately get to experience the beautiful blue of the ocean. Darting across the water you say goodbye to the mainland. You get to experience the beauty of smaller Caribbean islands with their amazing beaches, you become reminded of pirates and feel like the adventure is in the air.

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Between working on projects and lectures on the diverse marine wildlife of Belize, our team has some time to relax and spend time on base doing various recreational activities. This blog is all about the different ways that people on base like to spend their down time.

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Last week we received our tanks back and to our surprise they had filled them as well. So free dive here we come! Perfect timing as well, because our new project coordinator needs to test the waters with us. Unfortunately, the weather has not been on our side so we haven’t been able to get out, though we’re all itching to go.

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Stepping off the plane in Belize City I could tell that Belize was a special place. Leaving the terminal I was greeted by a friendly and charasmatic driver called Rob who, while driving me to the water taxi, told me a little bit about the people and customs of Belize. He also told me about life on the frontier base and the people I would meet there.

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Only 12 days til Krismos (Creole spelling) and things are getting a little festive on camp and we are planning how we like to celebrate here on base. For all of us this will one of the fist christmases away from family back home and for me away from chilly England. Being in the sunshine in Belize requires extra effort to get in the Christmas mood.

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During my second day in Belize, we went to the Swash for a lobster survey. For my first-time free diving on a coral reef it was an incredible experience. There are many fishes I vaguely recognised from my prior research of the local species list.

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