Unfortunately, our day started off with some rain. We showed up at the Searious dive shop at 7am with worried faces. The first boat trip we took, which was towards mainland Belize, was torturous. The wind pounded in our faces for a good 30 minutes and we were soaked to the bone halfway through. Luckily, I'd brought a plastic bag to wrap up my camera bag so it didn't get wet. If I could re-do the trip, I would have brought a change of clothes. There was really nothing we could do to prevent from getting pelted with water in the boat. The whole ride took a little over an hour.
- change of clothes (wrapped up in a plastic bag to keep it dry)
- small towel (also wrapped up in a plastic bag to keep dry)
- bug spray
We also brought water bottles with us. Our tour group kept us hydrated with frequent water breaks so you don't need a water bottle, but it was nice to have our own. There were restrooms available to us at each stop of our journey so that was never an issue. Oh, and on the trip back, the guides provided us with coconut tarts and rum punch.
I recommend that you wear light and airy clothes, as it is humid as heck in the jungle. If you have nasty B.O., please use antiperspirant and/or deodorant. There was one man, who wore long sleeves and long pants, which kept the mosquitoes from biting him, but he was so sweaty and smelly that the mosquitoes were swarming around his butt. I kid you not. At one point, my sister and I were getting bit all over and realized it was because we were standing right behind Mr. Smelly.
Overall, it was an awesome trip and despite the initial inclement weather, I'm so happy we went.