Thank you for the kind response, Dina.
A word about the beaches on Ambergris Caye:
The beaches Belize is a world class destination for snorkel and scuba. We have a pool. I know people who swim from pier to pier for exercise. You can snorkel around the end of our pier and see lots of fish. We built an artificial reef under the pier that seems to be great fish habitat. There is a ladder at the end of the pier.
The water starts out shallow at the beach and is about 6 feet deep at the end of the pier. There is turtle grass which is an important part of the eco system. It is not a big deal and not a factor once you are in deeper water.
Also, interestingly, Ambergris Caye derived its name from real ambergris-a solid, waxy, flammable substance produced in the digestive system of and regurgitated or secreted by sperm whales. Fresh ambergris smells bad, like really bad sea smells, I think you know what I mean. But then it changes into a sweet, marine, musky and earthy scent. This process however takes a long time, often many years. You find it not only in the whales, but floating on the sea surface or in the sand. Geographical areas particularly rich in ambergris are the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific. Bahamas is responsible for a large part of the ambergris on the market. Not far from there, you will find the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize which got its name from the large amounts of ambergris washing up on the island’s coast.