Archive for the ‘ Utila Perspective ’ Category

 

Cave Diving off Take Care Down There

May 30th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Cave Diving off  Take Care Down There

Cave diving can be incredibly beautiful, but it isn’t for the fainthearted or claustrophobic. Special training and top equipment is a must. Many foolhardy Sunday divers around the world have paid with their lives for underestimating the dangers of cave

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Holy Week? Perhaps

April 27th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Holy Week? Perhaps

What transpires on Utila during Holy Week is not always altogether holy. For the churches of course – and there are definitely an abundance of them here, from about a dozen different denominations – it’s a big time.

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Crocodiles and Planes

April 1st, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Crocodiles and Planes

Recently I have heard several reports about croc sightings by divers and land laborers. I understood that the juvenile species lately seen were relocated into the swamp of Utila. In all my exploration and dive trips, I never saw one, except a photograph

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Salute to the Rock

March 2nd, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

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Getting a Bit Heavy

February 2nd, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Getting a Bit Heavy

When I came to this beautiful jewel of the Caribbean Sea in 1970 most people were working hard–farming, making copra, fishing, and ship building with no power tools. There were only two trucks and one usually didn’t run. People walked the sandy street

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Is it Another ‘Aguas Negras’ Fiasco?

January 12th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Is it Another 'Aguas Negras' Fiasco?

In my last article “Death by Garbage” I talked about the revolting garbage problem in Utila. Now it’s time to deal with Utila’s aguas negras, or raw sewage disposal.
Forty-one years ago when I had the pleasure to arrive on this jewel of the Caribbean,

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Death by Garbage

December 11th, 2011 by Gunter Kordovsky

Death by Garbage

With no garbage pickup most of it went into the sea, including untreated sewage. I want to spare the reader some of my harrowing experience in and out of the water. With tourists constantly complaining about the trash on the reef and on the beaches some

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Plane Hits Cow

November 11th, 2011 by Gunter Kordovsky

In September as the big SOSA plane was about to land on Utila, a cow walked right into its path. The plane landed in the middle of the day with good visibility but couldn’t avoid mortally hitting the animal. Unfortunately, the plane was also totaled,

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A Dive of a Special Kind

October 17th, 2011 by Gunter Kordovsky

A Dive of a Special Kind

I hear many dive tourists complain on a regular base about dead reefs, no fish action and being short-changed on their dives. Let this-the account of my customary early morning dive-offer hope that there are still real dives with lots of action.
Biking

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Sunjam Edition 2011

September 10th, 2011 by Gunter Kordovsky

Sunjam Edition 2011

Utila’s Sunjam, the brainchild of Alan Gordon, celebrated its 15 anniversary on August 6. The organization of Sunjam, not a light feat, was in the capable hands of Luis Mayer and Alfred, the owner of Parrot’s Dive shop and prominent character in the local

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