Archive for the ‘ Utila Perspective ’ Category

 

Law & Order on Utila or the Lack Thereof

October 26th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Law & Order on Utila or the Lack Thereof

The last hanging on Utila was in 1905, when Bob McField was hung from a mango tree near the cemetery for killing all the people on the Olympia, a freighter, then sinking the boat off Jack Neals Bight in deep water.

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Is There Still Hope? for Utila’s Sharks?

September 27th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Is There Still Hope?  for Utila’s Sharks?

When I arrived in 1970 on Utila, the ocean was teeming with marine life.

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Utila Holds First Dive Festival

August 29th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Utila Holds First Dive Festival

Utila has come a long way since its first dive shop, Club Aqua Caribe, opened, Over the last 15 years it has become an international diving Mecca, with 10 dive operations. In the last decade Utila’s dive shops have certified thousands of divers from open

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Utila is Rocking!

July 27th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Utila is Rocking!

Once a conservative former British colony with a church on every corner, Utila today has turned literally into a non-stop spring break island.

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Utila Vulnerable to Extreme Weather

June 28th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Utila Vulnerable to Extreme Weather

Edward Gardiner, an expert on climate change, highlighted several themes: climate change, ocean acidification, coral reefs and fisheries, extreme weather conditions, mangroves and coastal protection.

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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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