Caye Caulker –
Today is Verena’s birthday! Since our bungalow-room is a total mess, it plays well with my plans: I get the candle bags with the LED-candles and the small “treasure chest” with her present out of my backpack, “decorate” the room and bury the chest and her gift in the chaos of our stuff. Soon she is also awake and ready to go on a treasure hunt – after looking through our stuff she eventually finds the chest and ist quite happy with the present . Nice! I think I know what she likes.
After a while, we get up and have breakfast at “La Cubana”. Holy smokes! Some very, very, very bad breakfast (seriously, how can they demand money for this stuff?). We get us each a Frappucino at “Brisas del Mar” as compensation – delicious as always .
Now for the scuba diving with the divebase “Scuba Sensation”: Robin from the Netherlands and Scott, a judge from the States (who is actually more looking like a biker) are also diving with us. We get handed some harpoons to hunt for our lunch just as planned: We start with our fist dive at the divesite “Caye Chapel Canyons” and are on the lookout for some lionfish. We harpoon everyone we see*. In between the two dives we have some yummy lionfish ceviche made of the fish we shot. Those fish have some rather sturdy white flesh, similar to snapper. We chop up the remaining lionfish to feed them to the other marine animals. Yet, instead of giving them out directly, we throw the fish overboard, since we do not want to get the fish used to divers handing them free meals.