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Dive Review of Belize Dive Connection in
Belize/Turneffe Atoll

July, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Ron & Dawn Steedman, FLa, Usa
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Report Number 4899
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Palm Bch., Fla. Keys, Bonaire, Grand Turk,St. Thomas,Barbados,Roatan,
Hawaii
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Time and depth]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
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
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
N/A
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
2 stars    
Comments  
This was dive destination #3 of 4 from the Carnival Legend cruise ship. We
were picked up from the boat by the crew for a 20 min ride to the shop to
pick up equip. We only brought our regs. and compasses. The boat was
spacious,I believe it was a 46' Newton, as we had a smaller group- maybe
18. We had a very bumpy 45 min. boat ride out to the calm waters of the
actual site. Our crew was very friendly and helpful, and gave a thorough
dive briefing. Our divemaster- Tamaz- said she liked to look for the little
crabs and shrimps, which gave us pause. This often means there's nothing
much else to see.The entry was a little different- we went to the back of
the boat, where the crew put our fins on our feet at the dive platform. The
underwater topography was a beautiful mix of fans, golden crinoids, and
soft corals, but, sparse of any normal sized fish. It seemed to be a
nursery area with many tiny juveniles. We saw  two 10" groupers, and
then the divemaster clanked loudly- pointing out- a shark, spotted eagle
ray?? NO- a french angel fish,a banded coral shrimp, and another time a
small barracuda. That's the kind of dives these were.The first dive site
was Terrace, the second, Mandy's Dandy, which had a little more life. The
crew fed us well during the SI- fresh pineapple, salsa & chips,
homemade fruit bread,and watermelon. We inquired about the lack of fish,
and the  tiny groupers we saw, and were told the Nassau Grouper was now
protected, but most of the area had been fished out. Our equuipment was
changed over for us, and back in we went. The dive times were 49 and 51
min., the depths were about 55'. Although there was a lack of fish on our
dives- the dive operation was great!
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