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Dive Review of Avadon Divers/Seaspray Hotel in
Belize/Placencia

Avadon Divers/Seaspray Hotel, May, 2010,

by Doug Freer, TX, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 5601.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving mexico, bahamas, caymans, virgin islands, roatan, gulf coast, keys, atlantic, catalina island
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We followed the limits and restrictions of the whale shark protected zone at Gladden Spit
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments At Gladden Spit I swam 10 feet from a 25 foot whale shark for 6 minutes, beginning on the surface and continuing down to 80 feet. I stopped at 80 feet because this is the depth limit imposed at Gladden Spit. The whale shark swam along at a slow pace, he almost seemed to enjoy the company. On May 1 and 2, at Gladden Spit only a few people got a one time brief glance of a whale shark. But on May 3 we had 3 seperate 25 foot whale sharks come to our group of 15 divers. The divemaster did a great job of pointing out the whale shark that was on the surface right above us. At first glance I thought it was another small dive boat.

There were schools of thousands of snapper down at 90 feet or so, they were exciting to see especially when they started their spawning behavior. We also saw a dolphin swimming up and down in a school of snapper.

On another day we made a visit to Glovers Reef with Splash Divers. It was a 1 hour boat ride, but it was a pristine reef. We saw a 10 foot green moray eel swimming in the open water and then curve with S shaped curves as he swam through the side of the reef.
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