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Snorkeling Tour in Caye Caulker, Belize

f-ing manatees. f-ing turtles.

Facing my fears on a full-day snorkeling trip in Caye Caulker, Belize.

I wish I could say I was fearless. But that is far from the truth. You’ve probably noticed that I’m afraid of a lot of things. Pretty much everything, actually. But, truthfully, most of these fears congregate over two main themes: a fear of heights and a fear of being under water.

I try my damnedest to push myself past them. Sometimes it ends up working out for the best. Sometimes the worst. And sometimes I just can’t push myself over that hump.

But hey, I try. I just can’t help it that while in a body of water I imagine nothing more than drowning or being eaten by a shark. And I just can’t help it that at the top of just about anything I imagine a foot slipping and me plummeting to my death.

It’s how my mind works. I’ve learned to live with it.

Ever since a new friend taught me how to swim in Boracay I’ve been much more confident getting in the water. When I can no longer touch the ground I don’t panic, I just tread water and float and know that I am OK.

In Caye Caulker I took a full day snorkeling trip on day with friends. I really wasn’t sure how I’d fare with it. I mean, I’ve snorkeled before. But only for short periods of time. And only with land close by.

But it ended up being pretty amazing. I stayed out of the boat for much longer periods of time than I ever thought I would. And I saw manatees and turtles and so many fish under the water.

But I didn’t make it more than two minutes in with the sharks. Because, hello, sharks. I may have kind of hyperventilated into my snorkel.

I mean, I can handle tackling ONE fear, but TWO? At once? No. Just no.

Full day snorkeling trip in Caye Caulker, Belize

Full day snorkeling trip in Caye Caulker, Belize

Full day snorkeling trip in Caye Caulker, Belize

Full day snorkeling trip in Caye Caulker, Belize

Full day snorkeling trip in Caye Caulker, Belize

Full day snorkeling trip in Caye Caulker, Belize

Full day snorkeling trip in Caye Caulker, Belize

Full day snorkeling trip in Caye Caulker, Belize

Full day snorkeling trip in Caye Caulker, Belize

Full day snorkeling trip in Caye Caulker, Belize

Full day snorkeling trip in Caye Caulker, Belize

Full day snorkeling trip in Caye Caulker, Belize

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