Be a Seed for Change

November 20, 2012

Belize, Bonaire, and the Bahamas share more than a first letter—they are among the best places in the greater Caribbean to experience that increasingly imperiled wonder of the world, the tropical reef.

Patrick Symmes dives in
The view from Alabaster Bay, near Governor’s Harbour, is as stunning as its offshore life

In the brine off Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera. The Bahamas lie just beyond the Caribbean, in the Atlantic, but the warm shallow waters teem with marine life and also make an appearance in the series Saving the Ocean, which airs through January on PBS.

I made a sacrifice that night, an offering after my fourth day of being stranded in Punta Gorda, the southernmost town in Belize.

Offshore are the Sapodilla Cayes, a chain of…

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