Hunter's story about looking for whale sharks

Trip Start Feb 07, 2012
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Trip End Apr 24, 2012


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Flag of Belize  , Stann Creek,
Friday, April 13, 2012

Today was the most exciting day so far but was also was a super tight schedule. Everybody was rushed in the morning because we didn't want to be late for the swimming with whale fish thing...well you get what I mean. I think my mom was acting like she was super mom trying to stop a evil nemesis.

When we were finally ready the people that we were supposed to go with changed us to a diffrent people who did the same thing;  because their boat broke down. After we got checked in we went on to a boat that had only diver's except us. The boat ride took about an hour and a half excluding instructions which took five minutes. When we first got in the water I felt a little afraid because I new I was in three thousand feet deep water and had no lifevest on me; but the women in front of me had one just in case.

We didn't see fish for a long time intil we saw a huge school of huge horse-eye jacks (about 200) that were about one to two feet big and not much later we saw a whale shark! It wasn't a grown-up but it was very, very big. It was twenty-five feet tall!!! After we saw it we got on the boat and went to a amazing snorkle spot and we saw a sea turtle! It was three feet tall! It came like three inches from me.  It was a loggerhead turtle and was as curious about me as I was about him!  I dove down into the water to swim with it for a couple of seconds.  That was AWESOME!!
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jackntucker
jackntucker on

What an amazing day Hunter. Your stories are so good they make us feel like we're there. We read that Sawyer is getting his scuba certification. All very exciting. Keep up the great writing, we look forward to hearing more adventures when you get home.

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