DEEP BLUE DIVERS – Farewell Utilia

14 04 2011

Sorry for our tardiness with our lack of posts recently, our computer gave up the go, seems it enjoyed the Honduran humidity as much as we did!

The last month we have spent at the dive shop Deep Blue Divers on the magical island of Utila. Matt is now a Dive Master and was doing up to 5 dives a day – including 3 times with whale sharks! I finished my Open Water and Advanced but was never on the boat when they found whale sharks so had to settle for turtles, eagle rays and moray eels – not all that bad!

Thank you Libby, Anjay, Kike, Pablo, Emma, Nikki, Victoria, Oscar, Little John, Norge, Jeff, Andy, Zoe, James and Tosspot for a wicked time at Deep Blue! You guys rock – come visit us in Panama!

We both loved Utilia and had some great times not only diving but partying with friends and staff at the dive shop – the following pics show you how we were having way too much fun!

Matt the master of divers!

Getting ready for a dive.

Underwater dive master training antics!

St Paddys Day was large in Utilia – the Beer Olympics were held at the dive shop Under Water Vision where we entered a team that consisted of 6 nationalities, hence the name! The events included flip cup, volleyball, boat races, tug-a-war – even mud wrestling! ………… And no Matt didn’t let me participate in that one!!

Deep Blue Beer Olympics team - The Six Nations!

Coach Carlie and Canada's Rep Jeff

Matty in action for Deep Blue

Theme of the day!

Paddys Day maddness!

When things turn even madder!

Ouch!!

The final test to become a Dive Master is the famous snorkel test – in which you are on your knees sculling anything and everything through a snorkel beer bong styles! Matty’s mix included beer, rum, banana liqueur, tomato sauce and mustard! Lets just say that the night went very messy for the newly crown dive masters Chris, Andy and Matty! The party rocked on back at the dive shop and it was a perfect way for us to end our time in Utilia!

Our boat to our final day at Water Cay, hmmm!

Beach Bar.

The boys about to do their snorkel test!

Nikki showing them how its done!

The whole crew.

Newly crowned dive masters with all the ladies!

Sunset dock drinks.

Utilia turned it on for us with this final sunset!

Next stop was Miami – off the hook! We’ll post pics very soon plus some very exciting news of our next adventure….

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24 04 2011
Matt & Carls

Thanks guys – I cant believe I am 30 either! Ahhh!! Missing you all lots as well and will chat soon. Love me! x

24 04 2011
Lynne

Hey babe, Happy birthday! Wow who would believe that my little girl is now 30. Dad and I hope you have a great birthday and wish we were there with you to celebrate. xxx

22 04 2011
Favourite Aunty

Hi Carlie and Matt
A big happy birthday for the 24th!!! Great to see your having so much fun.
Miss you and love you lots.
Take care!
Aunty Denise and Uncle Gary xxxx

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