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Dive Review of Amigos Del Mar/The Palms Condos in
Belize/Ambergris Caye

Amigos Del Mar/The Palms Condos, Jun, 2004,

by Allan Scott, TX, USA . Report 1099.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Key Largo, Cancun, Cozumel, Destin
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Length and depth of dive. The divemasters are friendly and you can take little side excursions, but basically you stay with the group.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The weather was cloudy and waves were huge our first three days, but after that the weather improved and the seas calmed. If you go to Belize plan to encounter 3 to 5 foot seas. I've been there twice and both times there were rough seas. Most operators will require you to take your gear off in the water to get in the boat easier. Make sure you are comfortable with that exercise before you go.

The highlight of the trip was a day trip to The Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye. This was our first real deep dive and we were a little intimidated. The dive was super. We dove to 135' and none of us got narc'd. There were huge reef sharks swimming with us. I've heard a lot of good and bad about the Blue Hole. All I can say is, if you go to Belize, dive the Blue Hole. It is an experience of a lifetime.

The other two dives at Half Moon Caye were super fun. I think we exceeded all PADI tables that day, but the computer let us keep diving. Just don't over indulge the night before.

The price for these all day trips sounds high, but you definitely get your money's worth. A nice lunch is included as well as after dive drinks. I won't go into detail aboug that!!!

Try Ambergris Caye and The Blue Hole. You will love it.
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