Thanks Gary! Your photos are great!
Gotcher attention now, huh?
Berea College helped Alton’s Dive Center determine:
of all the conch in our corral.
All 88 of them.
Some Queen Conch, a few
Milk Conch interlopers.
But a lot more than we ever thought!
It was a daunting task and Berea College
from Kentucky spent the entire afternoon,
collecting them from our corral and
weighing, sexing and sizing them up!
Thanks so much!
Did you know that if the Queen’s eye gets bitten off,
it’ll grow a new one! Funny facts!
Over the last few years, Alton’s Dive Center has been
collecting Queen Conch and preserving them in our enclosed,
ocean-front corral. Currently one in 75,000 reaches adult-hood
but when raised in a protected environment, these odds increase
significantly to one in 50! So we are doing our best!
Check out Domenica’s and the Provitapax organization’s
youtube video on the fantastic things
she and her organization are doing with dried up coral found on the
beach. They are rehydrating horse conch and bringing them to
Most of all, thanks to Pamela and the
Coral Reef Alliance
without whom we never ever ever never
would have been able to do it by ourselves!
Berea College Watercay Class
Shenanigans at Watercay
Divemaster Beto’s hard day at work…
Looks like they just might enjoy their job!
Check out Guatemala’s Ruta Verde and Alton’s Dive Center on Guatemalan Cable TV, and the western U.S.
IT’s all about us!
In their 3 days in Utila, we saw TONS o STUFF!
and so much more!
Thanks for coming Ruta Verde!
Friday 1:30pm on our dock.
Come out and help sex our Queen Conch population.
We’re planning on spending the afternoon learning how to sex Queen Conch.
Sounds disturbing? We will learn how to the tell the gender of the conch,
count them, and replace them into our Conch Conservation Corral.
We are raising conch as their populations are decreasing rapidly.
When scuba diving, we see less and less conchs, as fisherman are taking them
out and selling their meat or consuming it themselves.
Help us raise awareness. Refrain from eating conch or supporting any conch consumption.
Following this, at 6pm, we’ll have a presentation on
The Bay Islands Responsible Seafood Guide.
Mehmet’s Southern Stingray photo is just awesome!
Scuba diving with Alton’s Dive Center, Utila, Honduras.
Customer Mehmet got this great shot of a Southern Stingray.
We are so lucky to have awesome customers! Thanks for coming!
Yep, out for 5 1/2 hours yesterday and not only did we see an octopus, eagle ray, turtle and tons o’ cool stuff, but we also snorkeled with
Whale sharks THREE TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!