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Dive Review of Itza Lodge in
Belize/Lighthouse Reef

Itza Lodge: "Life on the edge of the reef", Feb, 2017,

by Gail Feldman, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 9647.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Bali, Fiji, Vanuatu, Red Sea, Galapagos, Roatan, Grand Turk, Belize.
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There Direct flights to Belize City are available. Lodge arranges boat transfer (2 hour boat ride)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Depends on certification. Most dives were around 70ft max.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments This was my first trip diving the Great Barrier Reef in Belize (I snorkeled many years ago). Lighthouse reef is one of farthest out inhabited reefs in this area. There are a lot of live aboard boat visits out to this area (The Aggressor and from San Pedro). Also it is not in the protected Marine Reserve, so fisherman do come through and I think it is impacting the marine life despite Fisheries monitoring. I was impressed though that the corals, especially sponges were healthy and large.

During the week long stay (14 dives over 6 days), I saw green and loggerhead turtles close by on most dives. Reef and Black tip sharks were also common and curious enough to check out the divers. Our wonderful dive master Arthur, a Belizian, has worked in this area for a long while and really knew ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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