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Dive Review of Hamanasi in
Belize

May, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Michael J. Millet, CA, US
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Report Number 6980
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Galapagos, Solomon Islands, PNG, GBR, Vanuatu, Palau, Philippines,
Indonesia, Yap, Kosrae, Truk, Fiji, Socorros, All over the Caribbean.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, cloudy  
Seas
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No deco; 50-60 minute dives; no deeper than 80'at Gladden Spit  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
The dive boat were better equipped to handle several cameras with strobe
arms. The boat had a large rinse tank for this purpose.
There is no camera rinse at the dive shop.  ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
4 stars   
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Comments  
This was my second visit to Hamanasi in the past 6 months. I timed this
trip specifically for the spawning of the snapper and grouper and the
subsequent arrival of the whale sharks. All of the action normally occurs a
few days after the April full moon. Well, the large aggregation of snapper
arrived, but it was consistently too deep (120) so the spawn was not
occurring during my 4 dives at Gladden Spit. As a result, we had no whale
shark encounters. It is my understanding that during this period, there
were not dive operators out of either P ...
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