By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises
We are back in Barbados, in a relative cool spell: only about 75 degrees Fahrenheit, which by this point in our travels feels positively wintry.
(Back home on the island in the North Atlantic where we live, our saltwater harbor has frozen and ferry boats are being canceled because of the ice. So, everything is relative.)
Today I went with a group of guests on an underwater tour of a reef just outside the harbor at Bridgetown. Our vessel was the Atlantis submarine, a true submersible.
We descended to 142 feet below the surface, about 40 meters, and toured around in the presence of wrass, lionfish, neon fish, at a fringing reef. The entire island of Barbados was once a reef, now lifted out of the water by the upward pressure of two volcanic plates below the surface.
For more details about Barbados, see my previous blog postings, at: http://blog.sandlerbooks.com/?p=2758 and http://blog.sandlerbooks.com/?p=2731
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