Sunday, June 30, 2013

Two dives completed!

What A Day!!!! We were so lucky to have such amazing weather and such dedicated dive instructors! Two dives in one day and so much underwater exploring! SeaSports got some awesome underwater photos and can't wait to share them with you! 

First Open Water Dive!

Rowan and the team are on our first open water dive today and we are told it's the most beautiful day ever! So far we've seen starfish, fighting conchs, sting rays and a manatee! And that was in the shallow part! It's been amazing! Off to the deep now!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Rowan: Super Kind and Super Intelligent!

Today is report card day in Belize City for most schools and Rowan received his card for his first year at Belize High School with a 3.89 cumulative GPA! Needless to say we are beyond proud of him for accomplishing so much!

With support from his family, teachers and BCVIs Rehabilitation Field Officers, Rowan got through his first year of high school, with outstanding grades! You can help make this possible for other children by donating to BCVI's Rehabilitation and Education Program, the only one of its kind in Belize that provides free support to children who are blind.


Row's Report Card! 3.99 Semester GPA and 3.89 Cumulative!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Luxury Resort in Belize Supports Rowan's Dive!

Chabil Mar Resort in Placencia Belize issued a moving Press Release on Rowan, his journey and his cause. We thank them for helping spread awareness!

Donate to Rowan and the other visually impaired children of Belize at!

BCVI Summer Campers enjoying a private tour of the World Renowned Belize Zoo
July 2012

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Just two weeks ....

Hi guys! We are less than three weeks away from Rowan and BCVI's Blue Hole Dive! There is still time to make your contribution - big or small - at toward our $100,000 goal!

Thank you to everyone who as contributed!

Special Mention Goes to our Gold Sponsors:
SeaSports Belize
ZITRO Western Union
ZITRO International Limited
OZ Tours
Dr David Boes
Ramon's Village Resort
BNE & BNE Trust
Atlantic Group of Companies
Belize Bank
McNab Designs & Dots Per Inch

Sunday, June 9, 2013

First Pool Dive!

Today was the first day we all got into a confined water dive since completing the necessary PADI e-learning sections. Rowan was accompanied by his older sister Aesha and Carla Ayres Musa of BCVI along with SeaSports Belize Dive Instructors John and Linda Searle.

Rowan with his Gear!

Row was a natural in the water! We learned how to assemble our gear, practiced some under water signals and techniques - the most difficult being intentionally flooding our masks and removing them ... UNDERWATER! 

Row and his group at the bottom

We are so thankful to SeaSports Belize and John and Linda Searle for taking the time to help us and for being so patient in adapting and teaching Rowan everything he needs to know!

We can't wait to get back in!

Don't forget Row is going through all this not just for fun, but to help BCVI - the only nonprofit organization in Belize that supports children ( and adults ) who are blind. Your contribution will help BCVIs services alive! So make a donation today! It's super easy!

Direct Deposit to Belize Bank Account

Via PayPal through

And continue to follow us for updates leading up to our dive of the Great Blue Hole on July 14th!

Left to Right: Carla, Aesha, John, Rowan and fellow dive student Elizabeth - who joined us for the practice.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

What is Rowan doing today for his birthday?

All he wants for his big 15th birthday is a special cake, homemade by his Mother, the recipe which was passed down from his grandfather, some Arab food for lunch and a new Kindle :)

Happy Birthday to the Bravest 15 Year Old We Know!

Happy Birthday to our Hero - Row!

Rowan's first Fundraiser Challenge -
Climbing Victoria Peak
If you would like to support Rowan, you can do so in several secure ways:
1. Through our easy, fast and safe PayPal Account
2. directly to the BCVI Foundation a 501 (c) 3 organization in the USA
c/o Thomas J Angell
Jacobs, Burns, Orlove & Hernandez

150 North Michigan Avenue Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60601
3. Directly to BCVI's Belize Bank Account #71096
4. or send donations to BCVI PO Box 525 Belize City, Belize 

Monday, June 3, 2013

PADI & Sea Sports Belize

So, Rowan and BCVI are all signed up for the PADI e-learning course and on our way to being certified! There is a lot to take in, and we cannot wait to actually start our open water practice dives! Thanks to Sea Sports Belize and our dive instructor John Searle, Rowan is in excellent hands. John has already started adapting the scuba gear to suit Rowan's needs. Look out for us in the water!