under_the_sea

Be A Benevolent Visitor Under The Sea

Do not: Chase or otherwise harass the wildlife Tempting though it may be to entice a moray eel out of its hidey hole for a better look, hug a nurse shark or swim along a green sea turtle, resist. A lot of times, this advice is for your safety, as well. Many creatures sting, bite […]

Saving the Reef Never Tasted This Good- Eat Lionfish!

Evidence provided by NOAA speculates that this invasion stemmed after just 6 Lionfish made their way out of an aquarium in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 off the coast of the USA.  There is also the strong possibility that individuals were released intentionally when no longer wanted in aquariums.  Whatever the original cause, […]

Explore Northern Ambergris Caye, A Hidden Paradise Awaits!

Costa Blu enjoys an on-site excursion center and fantastic Blu Restaurant & Beach Bar with a heated swim-up pool bar option, which makes it possible to never go more than a few steps from your suite unless it’s on a boat to a great dive site or other adventure on the mainland or the sea. […]

How to Treat Mom to the Best of Belize on Mother’s Day

Breakfast in bed A favorite tradition is to let Mom sleep in and bring her breakfast in bed. That can still happen, even on vacation! Order room service and serve Mom her favorite breakfast while she relaxes. It’s a great way to surprise her first thing in the morning, and to fuel her up for […]

The History of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster Industry on Ambergris Caye

The Lobster Industry The first few decades of the twentieth century brought the beginning of Belize’s spiny lobster industry. Belizeans had traditionally rejected lobsters as “trash fish” and made no effort to exploit them. In the early 1920s as the North American lobster industry was declining, an American and a Canadian founded cannery to process […]