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#270111 - 03/03/08 10:44 PM Beach/Ocean bottom
beach life Offline
Hi All,

I realize that AC is on a reef. So does that mean that the entire ocean floor is basically coral bottom? I guess what I am asking is aqua shoes necessary everywhere? I also keep noticing people talking about sea grass. Is that everywhere as well?



#270121 - 03/04/08 12:02 AM Re: Beach/Ocean bottom [Re: beach life]
Canuck-Diver Offline
Hi Jim.

This'll be my first time there, but from my experience at various other caribbean destinations, and an experienced diver, I recommend water shoes no matter where you destination is on an ocean.

Even on Mexico's nicest beaches, sharp shards of sea shells or coral can be found, or worse yet, urchins.

It's always better to be safe, than to be sorry.

#270131 - 03/04/08 02:42 AM Re: Beach/Ocean bottom [Re: beach life]
cherylvalentine Offline
Hey jim,
It dosn't mean that the whole ocean floor is covered with coral or sea grass for that matter. There are places that do have those types of bottoms. I have swam from shore and never had a problem. The Reef system is about a hundreds yards or so from the shore line and the turtle grass can be any where.But I do have to agree with Canuk-diver it is better to be safe than sorry, I always where them. Have a great trip and if you use your aqua shoes you are sure not to let your trip it get ruined from stepping on something sharp or posionis
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#270146 - 03/04/08 08:44 AM Re: Beach/Ocean bottom [Re: cherylvalentine]
AC is made of rock, not coral, though obviously there's a lot of coral around. Most of the seabed just off AC is sand (which may be largely coral sand, I don't know) and sea grass. I would never walk anywhere I couldn't see without shoes on, but locals do it all the time and rarely have injuries.

#270165 - 03/04/08 10:00 AM Re: Beach/Ocean bottom [Re: ]
ibbrian Offline
I just got back from 11 days of walking & wading while fishing the shoreline around San Pedro. Aqua shoes are the way to go. Wore mine almost all of the time I was there. The sea grass is no problem, but there is a lot of coral and more than a few conchs buried in the sand. Litter can be a problem, too. There's no deposit on glass bottles (subject of another thread I'm going to bring up)!
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#270169 - 03/04/08 10:15 AM Re: Beach/Ocean bottom [Re: ibbrian]
Diane Campbell Offline
Just a note to ibbrian --- here in Belize there is a 25 cent deposit on almost all most soda and beer bottles.
The exceptions are Guinness and premium Belikin. Apparently the bottlers cannot re-use those bottles.

#270196 - 03/04/08 01:16 PM Re: Beach/Ocean bottom [Re: Diane Campbell]
deadserious Offline
where do you return the bottles?
Now back to your regularly scheduled drivel...

#270209 - 03/04/08 02:43 PM Re: Beach/Ocean bottom [Re: deadserious]
wade the gringo Offline
on Caye Caulker, return to any store that sells em. Never got any cash back...just more full bottles.
"But WHY's the rum gone?


#270251 - 03/04/08 06:30 PM Re: Beach/Ocean bottom [Re: wade the gringo]
deadserious Offline
never got cash back? doesn't sound like much of a deposit.
Now back to your regularly scheduled drivel...

#270254 - 03/04/08 06:42 PM Re: Beach/Ocean bottom [Re: deadserious]
PalapaBob Offline
He's referring to applying the return deposit to new purchases of beer. At the distributor in SP (I was buying it by the case) I paid 20 cents Bz per bottle and was credited when I returned the bottles (and $2 for the container) for a new one. We went through a few!
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