Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Springtime in Salt Cay

Thank you to all the people who visited us this past winter. I am sure you will agree we had a spectacular Humpback whale season. We had more in-water encounters than the previous two years and Michael described it a "spiritual adventure" snorkeling with the whales.

Now springtime is here and we have had two weeks of flat seas and calm waters. With the warmer waters bring the colorful ,tropical fish, eels, sharks (friendly ones) and yes, the Manta Rays.


With this gorgeous weather a group of us headed off to great Sand Cay, a near-by unihabited island know for it's gorgeous beaches. It is a Bird Sanctuary and is home to thousands of birds. In May you can see the birds making nests and hatching their eggs. May also brings the mating season of hudreds of Nurse sharks occuring in just three feet of wate. Both events are spectacular. We had a fun day shelling, fishing and snorkeling.

Saturday was a wonderful engagement party hosted by Tim and melinda Patterson. The enitre community turned out and we danced till the wee hours.

Forutunatly ,Richard and the divers didn't party too long and went off diving the next day early in the morning. The purpose was Lion fish hunting. The good news is they couldn't find any. This is good as we are doing our best to stay on top of the Lion flish population.

The best receipe for this is Richard,*(divemaster), teaches you how to hunt the fish, you spear them, Richard cleans them, Antonia cooks them and you eat them. Now that is truly a success for keeping your stomachs full and the reef clean of the Lion fish.

Raise the boat/Sink the boat

For those of you who have been here, you would have seen the Lucky Lady , who wasn't that lucky ,sunk in our harbor.Several of the winter residents attempted to raise the boat, but were not successful.

Now Louis is here who swears his 20 years of expereince will allow him to float the boat. I sure hope so since I now have permission form our Environmental and coastal resource Department to sink the boat for an artificial reef.

I would love to hear from you. Should the boat be sunk in shallow water 35 ft, to allow both snorkelers and divers to explore or should we sink the boat deep for a deep wreck dive and if so, how deep?
Please email me with your comments scdivers@tciway.tc . I will announce the outcome once the location has been determined.

Spring/summer special

Only $799 per person...Starts today!

8 days 7 night lodging at Tradewinds Guest Suites

10 tank boat dive

Unlimited shore diving

Tanks weights and belts

All Government taxes

RT airport transfers

bikes for exploring the island

Welcome drink at Coral Reef Bar and Grill.

**Mention you saw the special on this blog and get 10% off your first meal at Coral Reef.

Now that the Humpbacks are gone for the season, I hope you come experience what special adventures our island has to offer in the summer months. See you soon. Debbie

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