But I remember the days when people like you were not welcome in Belize. When Larry Parker went thru all his trials and tribulations being a gringo tying to start a diving business and the locals trying to stop him.
LOL those were the days when it was a real interesting time to be a foreign dive shop owner I have stories that would make your hair curl, but thinking back it was all part of the adventure.
Elbert has been here long enough to remember those days but decided not to open his dive shop until all that was in the past.
I think he is Pretty smart really, considering what Larry and I had to go through to own dive shops in those days.
Also he has been in Belize and on the island almost 20 years as part of the community he is a naturalized Belizean and Ambergris Caye is his home.
He has earned the right to refer to things as OURs after 20 years living on the island as he is part of the community and Ambergris Caye and Belize is his HOME.