Here's a short, seven-minute aerial video of San Pedro in Belize.
It’s not much of a secret how much Susan and I love our annual week in San Pedro Town, on Ambergris Caye in Belize. This video provides a beautiful aerial view of the island.
(I’ve also made 18-minute version, just below)
One of the great things about San Pedro, at least for divers, is how close the reefs are to the shore. In San Pedro, I can easily conclude two dives by 12:30 p.m. or so, leaving the rest of the afternoon and evening to enjoy this wonderful little town.
The video highlights a few of Susan’s and my favorite places, and don’t be expecting any chain restaurants in San Pedro Town! Additionally, on some of the “over the city” footage, you’ll get a feel for the “Front Street,” “Middle Street,” and “Back Street” layout of the small town’s streets.
One thing the video does not reveal is the extreme warmth and friendliness of the local residents.
Kelly Jones Photography
Here's one from 2017, and a few underwater videos
This aerial video features views of San Pedro's coastline, from the airport north to the Boca Rio, as well as a "flight" down Front Street.
As has become our annual custom, Susan and I again visited San Pedro in early December of 2017. I was fortunate to receive another special permit to use my DJI Phantom 4 for aerial photography. It was a windy trip, so I didn't get the drone into the air as often as I would have preferred.
On this video, I focused on San Pedro's coastline, particularly from out over the ocean facing the buildings on the beach.
I also wanted to try to capture the magic of Front Street. (It wasn't easy keeping the drone low and steady over Front Street, while dodging the telephone and electric lines criss-crossing the street!)
I hope the video imparts a sense of how truly special is this still mostly-unspoiled little town. Enjoy.
The star of this show is 40 seconds of dolphin footage, beginning @ 1:30.
There were a good number of sharks on these dives, including the ever-present nurse sharks and some reef sharks. I caught the elusive silhouette shot of sharks above me @ 2:50.
Among others, there's a nice green turtle @ 7:30: some close ups of spotted eagle rays @ 9:45, some pretty four-eyed butterflyfish @ 14:40, and a happily-posing spotted drum @ 14:50.
Unfortunately, visibility wasn't the greatest on this trip, but nevertheless there were some excellent dives, with numerous swimthroughs and tunnels.
This was a sharkfest, with nurse sharks seemingly everywhere.
Among others, there is 45 seconds of dolphin video at 12:55; a Caribbean reef shark at 6:45 and 22:20; some pretty blue chromis at 1:35, 7:00, and 16:25; and a closeup of a banded butterflyfish at 17:06.
I especially enjoyed the unanticipated visitor in a tunnel at 18:00!