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Dive Review of Lighthouse Reef Resort in
Belize/Lighthouse Reef

July, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Sherrie Barker, OR, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports)
Report Number 1165
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Cozumel, Hawaii, Washington
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
calm, choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
The boats had fresh water for camera rinse. The resort had some photo
supplies available, but no processing. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
We began our visit to Belize with a side trip to the ruins at Tikal
(Guatemala), which was amazing. We encourage visitors to make it a
priority. Contact Crystal Paradise Resort for a 3-day package deal.

We found Lighthouse Reef Resort to be a great tropical escape. No shoes, no
worries. Only the noseeums. Accommodations were not brand new, but were
very clean and comfortable, and the air conditioning worked very well.
In-room mini-fridge kept beverages and snacks cold, and was replenished
daily. The small gift shop had a good selection of promo items, plus those
things you need when you forgot to pack them.

The 21 diving guests were on two boats - ours held 6 divers and 2
divemasters, the other held 15 divers, 2 divemasters and the captain. Once
we checked out for ability, we didn't handle our gear again until we loaded
it into bags to go home. Divemasters Bart, Gilbert, Glenn and Ernest traded
groups mid-week so were with everyone at one time or another. All were
excellent, taking it very slowly so we could check every little crack and
crevace in the coral. No dive site was more than 40 minutes by boat,
including Long Caye and Half Moon Caye. Several were just offshore of the
resort, so intervals were on the island. 

Shore staff in the restaurant, office, and housekeeping took great care of
us. Breakfast was from a daily menu, lunch varied with the day, and dinner
was posted on the board the night before so we could choose one of two or
three selections. All meal portions were more than enough to eat.

Take advantage of LRR now, since we heard it is going to be closed next
August for renovation. 
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