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Dive Review of Manta Resort in
Belize/Glovers Reef

July, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by John A. Heiman, CO, USA
Report Number 1787
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Mexico, Roatan, 
Cayman's, Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, surge  
Water Temp
81   to 87    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 110    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Divemaster Joe gave general profile but allowed you to dive your computer. 
Excellent freedom all drift dives.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
All great for digital but no film processing on attol.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
We had eight divers for the week on a boat that could easily habdle 15. 
Dive sites very close, 5-8 minutes by boat.  Longest ride 15 min.  All
inclusive including airport transport from Belize city to dock &
island.  About 2-1/2 hours by boat to island.  Free pop & beer on
shuttle boat. Eight on staff on island including daily maid service in
cabana.  Air cond adequate & standard cabana comfortable.  Food was
very good and they went out of their way to do special requests. ie Conch
fritters! Fish life very good.  Coral & reef health very good. Saw
Hammerhead, Black Tip & nurse sharks, Manta, Eagle & Southern rays,
many turtles,one swam with us for 7 to 8 minutes.  Joe pointed out many
small animals & unusal corals etc. Normal reef fish abundant.  Three
dives per day and one night dive.  Beach areas good, kayaks available free.
 Casual fishing fun during surface time.  TV available at cantina but no
one turned it on all week.  Emergency sat phone on island but not needed
thankfully.  Side entry boat easy to use even in 4 - 6 foot seas.  All
staff exceptionally friendly & eager to help in every way.  If you want
to relax & dive & eat & be treated well...Manta Resort is it! 
If night life is your bag...bring your own!   
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