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Dive Review of Hugh Parkley's Dive Connection in
Belize/Belize City

Hugh Parkley's Dive Connection, Mar, 2004,

by Tom Chase, KY, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports). Report 1020.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, North Carolina, Florida, Lake Superior, Puerto Rico, Dominican
Republic, Ohio River, California, Turks and Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 82 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 80 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Divided the 20 or so divers by experience. Did a great job of matching up people with similar skills. No gloves and 120 max depth. 500 psi return to boat.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Note-I did not visit their shore operations so my ratings would be N/A if that was a choice. This also was arranged through Carnival Cruise Line's Elation so I was even more skeptical. I did call the operator beforehand and they were very helpful. This was by far and beyond the best crew on the cleanest boat I have ever dove from. They were very safety and conservation oriented. Our guide showed anyone who was interested each unique creature and labeled it on his dive slate. Let us dive a nice slow dive that allowed us to soak in the incredible life on these remarkably healthy reefs. The operator picked us up right from the cruise ship and took care of us as though we were still on the cruise. Provided great and unlimited snacks and soft drinks between and after dives. I would dive with this operator again in a heartbeat although my next trip to Belize will hopefully be on a live aboard.
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