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Dive Review of Hamanasi in
Belize/Southern

September, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Jim Watkins, PA, US
Report Number 217
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Bali, Bonaire, Cabo, California, Cayman,
Cozomel, Curacao, FL Keys, Maine, Roatan, Tahiti, USVI
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
cloudy  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
As all were drift dives, all divers in at same time out at same time. 
Tables governed length of dives.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
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
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Resort is beautiful: rooms spacious, with AC & ceiling fans, very
clean.  Food is the best I have had at a dive resort.  Topside attractions
are numerous: jungle tours, kayaking, hiking, caving, Mayan ruins...  

Diving the barrier reef was only "good".  Glover's atoll was
great.
One dive boat was out of commission.  The one we used could accomodate 8-10
comfortably, 12 in a pinch.  One dive we had 14.  Bottom time is limited by
tables (even if you had a computer) because every dive was a drift dive.

Sand flies were horrible!  Twice as bad as in Roatan.

Overall I really enjoyed Hamanasi and would highly recommend it.
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