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Dive Review of Amigos Del Mar/Pelican Reef Villas in
Belize/Ambergris Caye

June, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Eric Eckes, CA, US
Contributor   (14 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 5558
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Galapagos, Fiji, Hawaii, Palau, Yap,
Grand Cayman, Bahamas, Cozumel, La Paz
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
84   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Only depth at Blue Hole  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
Amigos del Mar kept fresh water coolers dedicated to cameras on each boat.
The "camera table" on the Papa Changa (largest dive boat) was
used for snacks. No place to work on your camera while on site.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
2 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars    
2 stars   
2 stars    
- Amigos del Mar dive shop
  The dive shop provided great service. They would pick us up at our resort
in the morning (as early as 5:30a for Blue Hole and Turneffe) and return us
in the afternoon (5:00p - 6:00p). The boats were clean and the crew were
great. Hats off to Mike, George, Alex, and Juan. They did a great job on
the boat and leading dives. George was particiularly adept at spearfishing
lionfish (there were plenty). The shop rinsed and stored our gear after
each days' diving. My disappointment was with the reefs and quality of
sealife around Ambergris Caye. The dive shops hand feed the
"locals" so we saw plenty of grouper and Nurse Sharks. In fact,
one Nurse Shark kept bumping into the dome port on my camera looking for
food. I enjoyed diving the Blue Hole although its a short dive due to the
depth. We saw several reef sharks while we did our safety stop. For the
photographer, Belize's sealife is a disappointment if you've been elsewhere
in the world.

-Pelican Reef Villas
  My family stayed at Pelican Reef Villas which is a 2.5 mile golf cart
ride south of San Pedro. We had a condo which was top notch. The Villas had
a pool and a bar that served breakfast and lunch. The food was good and the
employees were great. Lori who manages the property is top notch. Service
was fantastic. I just wish the sealife were better to bring me back!  
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