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Dive Review of Amigos Del Mar/Ruby's Hotel in
Belize/Ambergris Caye

August, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Mike Frayn, FL, USA
Report Number 1366
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Bay Islands, Curacao, Cozumel, Cayman Islands, Catalina, Florida
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Follow the dive master.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
Amigos Del Mar lived up to their reputation as a really good dive
operation.  I checked out most of the dive operations along the downtown
strip and this appeared to be the best operation. I was on Ambergris Caye
during low season so that might change when it was more crowded. They have
numerous boats all in excellent condition with sun protection and padded
benches. They wash and store your gear every night. They will pick you up
and drop you off at your dock. The boat captain or divemaster help with
putting on your gear. Entry is done by back roll. You hand up your gear at
the end of the dive and climb the ladder. The seas ranged from smooth as a
mill pond to 6 foot waves. Ambergris Caye has a fringe reef so boat rides
did not last more than 10 minutes. The reefs were fairly healthy but lacked
color. There was not a lot of small fish but we saw a fair number of nurse
sharks, grouper and one huge Southern Ray. The dives typically lasted about
50 minutes with the requisite safety stop. The dive master kept everyone in
sight and pointed out items of interest.

Rubys Hotel has two locations. One is on the beach which is very
convenient to downtown San Pedro and Amigos Del Mar. The other location is
on the lagoon side and looks like a fire trap. This hotel is for someone
who is looking for a bargain and doesnt require amenities. The hotel is
well worn but clean. Rooms range from $17.50 to $30 per night depending on
size and whether you want A/C.

Restaurants were plentiful with reasonable prices for a Caribbean
destination. The locals were friendly and made you feel welcome. Everyone
spoke English.
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