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Dive Review of Avadon Divers in
Belize/Placencia

April, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Wallace Cogbill, Tx, USA (1 report)
Report Number 4748
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Hopkins,Belize; Tulum; Cozumel;Galapagos Islands
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
surge  
Water Temp
80   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 70    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
70' max  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  N/A
Tropical Fish
N/A  
Small Critters
  N/A
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
My friend and I arranged to dive with Avadon Divers at Gladden Spit Silk
Cayes Marine Reserve on April 14. We entered into this adventure somewhat
skeptical about seeing a whale shark. I expected a distant glimpse of the
creature at best. Boy was I surprised! A juvenile whale shark (approx. 20
feet) approached immediately. He stayed with us throughout most of the
duration of our dive. The animal seemed curious and confident with the
divers. There were about fifteen divers in the area with three different
operators. I think the shark approached each of us at some point. This is
certainly one of the most exciting dives I have experienced. 

Avadon Divers was another surprise. The boat, a brand new 46 foot Newton,
was purpose built for diving. It was clean, comfortable and well arranged.
A delicious meal was served during our surface interval. More impressive
though the crew was considerate and professional at all times. Anne-Marie
and her brother Phillip have a great understanding of what it takes to
deliver a quality diving experience. I hope to have an opportunity to dive
with these folks again and soon.
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