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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet/Sun Dancer II in
Belize/Belize Reef

Aggressor Fleet/Sun Dancer II: "Belize is still great, but watch the sharks (they are watching you)", Jun, 2015,

by Craig Gibson, TX, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8436.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Bonaire, Dominica, Fiji, Galapagos, Hawaii, Honduras, Malaysia, Maui, Mexico-Caribean, Mexico-Baja, Palau, Philippines, TX, FL, NC, NM
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There American flies direct from DFW. The boat sends a van to pick you up and, if necessary, a truck for the bags. The drive to the boat takes about 15 to 20 minutes depending on traffic.

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The only depth limit was at the Blue Hole as the other dive sites were restricted by the ocean floor. They asked that you return with at least 500lb of air, but really didn't specify a time limit.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The sharks and eels were not camera shy so we obtained a lot of good video and photos. The other sea life was about average, not bad but not great either ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The crew on Sun Dancer II is excellent! They maintained just the right level of friendly interaction while keeping the relationship professional. I wanted for nothing while I was on this trip and 2nd Captain Megan is beyond compare. I have been on many boats and stayed at numerous resorts, but Megan's excitement really made a difference for me and my wife.

The rooms and accommodations were very nice. Just like our previous trip, the food was excellent. While the camera tables are big and located in a great location, the air hoses did not work at either table. There were plenty of places to charge our batteries on the dive deck or up in the galley (if you want to keep them dry and salt-free).

The dive conditions were not quite as good as our last visit, but we can't control the weather. The lionfish are obviously out of control and I agree with their policy of spearing them. However, the direct feeding of the lionfish to the sharks and eels has made them significantly more comfortable ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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