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Dive Review of Blackbird Caye Resort in
Belize/Turneffe atoll

Blackbird Caye Resort: "Great resort but dive op not as good as last year", Apr, 2015,

by Jill Rain, WA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 8192 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving E and W Pacific, Caribbean, PNW
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There flight + 1.5 hr boat ride

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions stay with DM
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments
This was our second trip to Blackbird which we booked after the great experience we had last year. While the resort itself is wonderful, dive op has changed since then, and we won't be returning unless we hear policies shift back toward accommodating serious divers.

First, the good. The resort and setting are wonderful. A quiet private island, 18 bungalows, a duplex and a triplex right on the beach, sea breezes. Excellent ample food. Superior infrastructure: constant electricity, lots of safe RO water, reliable plumbing, AC, boats well-maintained, a wifi spot. If you are looking for a quiet relaxing vacation spot with no rowdy parties, this is for ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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