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Dive Review of Amigos Del Mar/Mayan Princess in
Belize/San Pedro Ambergris Caye

August, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Bernard Urbanik, TX, US (2 reports)
Report Number 5647
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Turks & Caicos, Grand Bahama, St Croix
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
choppy, no currents  
Water Temp
84   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Maintain visual contact with dive master and maximum depth  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
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):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
4 stars    
Amigos del Mar facilities are immediately adjacent to Mayan Princess, a
huge plus, since all we had to do was walk out the front door and get on
the boat and go.  This also allows for maximum sleep-in time.  Amigos del
Mar is a first class operation with Nitrox available at $10 per bottle.  We
dove with Catptain Rene and DM Tony, old regulars, according to previous
Chap Book Reports.  The skiff is fast and you roll in backward.  For
getting our they have a suitable ladder.  We had a ten dive package and did
not choose to go to the Blue Hole mainly due to added cost.  Amigos del Mar
have a large vessel well suited to the 12 hour Blue Hole Trip, however. 
Local diving consisted of racing outside of inner harbor and geting in the
water all within about 20 minutes.  Rene feeds the fish during entry and
exit.  I am nuetral about this practice as the fish do not seem to mind and
it did not add any danger to the dives.  We got about 55 minutes out of
each dive.  Surface interval was taken back at the shop where oranges and
watermelon were in abundance.  Wind was pretty much steady out of ENE the
entire time.  Slightly rainy days generated the smoothest surface
conditions.  All the reef sites  vistied were pretty homonegeous. 
Visbiility was only about 60 feet.  We saw numerous nurse shark, very
larger grouper, turtles, eels, lobster, spotted eagle rays and not one lion
fish.  On one safety stop, a 4 pod of dolphin swam around us several times.
 Mayan Princess is in fine condition.  A pool would have been a plus but
being in San Pedro has its advantages as there are lots of food choices and
few mosquitos or other no-seeums.  Our package included hotel
accomodations, diving and flights from Belize City on Tropic Air.  Save $40
for exit fee.  I would go back to do more outer island trips such as Blue
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