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Dive Review of Hopkins Underwater Adventures/Almond Beach Resort in
Belize/Hopkins

May, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Joel M Horie, UT, US (2 reports)
Report Number 7615
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
Grand Cayman, Maui, Oahu, Kauai,St. Croix 
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, dry  
Seas
choppy, no currents  
Water Temp
80   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Stay with group, end dive at 700#, then 3 min safety stop. Stay on top of
water during surface intervals.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
4 stars   
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Comments  
Friendly, well run shop. Declan and Lucie are very personable. Dive Master
Ralph runs a good crew. He pays attention to details and really keeps an
eye on things on deck and in the water. We had a 2 to 4 swell and chop on
two dive days, and they did a great job of getting even new divers up the
ladders and back on board.  We did a two tank to South Water Caye area and
then a three tank to Glovers Reef. Plenty of small tropicals, at least one
Nurse shark every dive(other group saw a hammerhead), big lobsters, a few
turtles every dive(Loggerheads and Hawks ...
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