Last year I decided to share my growing passion for the underwater world. My eldest grand daughter Iman came with me to Belize to learn to dive. We went with DiverMojo to Tom Owen Island, a remote island which is an hour’s boat ride from La Placencia. Once we left the mainland there was no wi fi and no telecommunication for the whole week. That in itself was quite a remarkable achievement for many of us !
The tiny island, the size of a small football pitch, is on the reef itself and nine of us lived for a week in individual rooms open to the ocean breezes and simply diving every day. We had left ‘civilisation’ behind and were completely ‘off the radar’. This was conservation diving at its best. I’m still aware of how privileged we were to experience and take part in this amazing project.
Right now Merlin is leading another DiverMojo trip on Tom Owen Island and people are hunting the predatory lion fish and counting the corals as I write. I wish I was there.
So, I have looked out photos of Tom Owen Island and now I remind myself that I will be off on another conservation diving adventure in April. Meanwhile, here are some more photos. (and yes, Iman did qualify as a PADI diver)