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Dive Review of Glovers Atoll Resort in
Belize/Glovers Atoll

November, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Ric, FL, USA (1 report)
Report Number 4656
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Florida (sea & caves), Bonaire, Hawaii, Chuuk, Palau, California,
Mexico (sea & caves), Cocos Island (CR), Bahamas, Seychelles   
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
75   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Normal recreational diving limits were enforced that were tailored to ones
diving ability.  But why go deep when all the cool stuff is within 60-90ft!
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Your on your own due to remoteness.  Good wakeup call.....for those who are
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
Let me set this one up with the description off the website:

"Glover's Atoll is a World Heritage Site and Marine Reserve and was
named after pirate brothers, John and Rodger Glover, in the 1750's. Glovers
Atoll Island Lodge is located on our privately owned 9 acre; 5 hectare
Northeast Cay in the Glovers Marine Reserve, white sand, coral, &
coconut trees, left in their natural state on top of the pristine

This trip is one of the best times I've had in Belize because this is such
a great country to visit!! Two buds of mine and I flew down and rented a
pickup for the week (mucho $$ but get over it because it's worth it for the
freedom).  If you don't shell out for the ride, your going to need extra
time and patience to get around.  We lit out of BZE city around noon south
to Sittee River near Dangriga. Skip eating lunch at the airport or BZE city
and hit JB's Bar around mile 32 on Western HWY on the way to Belmopan
passed the Belize ZOO for good food and a stout.  Glover's has cabins for
rent on Sittee river that are great base out of if in the area before hand
for a couple of days.  We drove up to Jaguar Reserve and found two
magnificent trails that ended in waterfall pools that were just
spectacular...the 4 hour trip to the island is on a funky catamaran and
there is room to bring extra provisions, we brought a 5day cooler from
Walmart to keep our beer cold. Ice, beer, water, and other supplies were
obtained at Sittee River Marina or in town. We bought into the full meal
package but others there were doing the "survivor" thing by
living off the sea.  Not recommended if you want to focus on diving.
Besides, you will miss the Becky, Jacklin', Warren, Ean, and Rudy
show...see this is a family run operation and you can invite yourself into
their world that is uniquely their own or you can minimize interaction,
your choice, but you'll miss out on a lot of entertainment!!!  Bringing a
favorite card or dice game is a sure way to get "in".  This
island is uncensored...make of what you will...being out on the edge, it is
an ocean sieve. Don't hold it against the Lomont's. I chose to spent most
of my surface intervals on beach clean up around my cabin figuring if
everyone pitches in....the whole place is beautiful but it is also
inhabited by humans which means human impact..... 

No-seeums were not a problem except at night if the wind dies so I would
bring no-seeum netting (not mosquito netting!) to cover bed we did not have
and had no problems. Platforms over water are awesome, we kayaked from the
cabin to the dive boat everyday. Dive compressor on the island dry fills
AL80s check pressures on cooled tanks before leaving dock and top off if
necessary. Very low key operation, good idea to help out if seems
appropriate otherwise, lay in the hammocks and chill if want to. Dive
skiffs hold twenty divers but we had the boats to ourselves, would be tight
fit if full. Ean was our divemaster and he quickly adapted to our level of
expertise. Most dive sites are within wetsuit donning time frame others
might have to endure 10-15 min ride. lots to choose from, sheer walls,
canyons to coral gardens, swim threws, or drift dives.  Saw dolpins, reef
and bull sharks, LOTs of groupers and snappers, Aquarium and white sands my
favorite.  Dive package says 12 dives and a night dive but we did 3 dives a
day plus the night dive.  Should have done more night dives cause saw large
octopuses!! Great photo opportunities...this is great Caribbean diving not
much delicate coral but there is black coral hidden away, lots of soft
corals. in the end, did not want to leave, tried to marry into the family
but no luck....

Got off the island (Jack, we have to go back!!!) and headed to the the
interior for some caving....found the best pool table in Belize to be at
Turtle Inn. Woke up last day, had friedjacks at JB's, zip lined at Jaguar
Paw, two beers at the airport, and then made the plane home.   The End....
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