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Dive Review of Nekton Pilot in
Belize/Central Belize

February, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Steve Drake, NE, USA
Report Number 2331
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Maui, Molokai, Big Island, Hawaii; Bonaire; Curacao; Bahamas; Grand Cayman;
Dominica; Cozumel; St. John, USVI; Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
Water Temp
77   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Within recreational limits  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Large rinse tanks, compressed air and generous sized bench.  Crew handled
cameras carefully.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
This was my fourth trip on the Nekton Pilot, and the second to the Central
Belize area.  The accomodations are adequate, although the boat is
beginning to look tired.  The food was excellent, and the service great. 
The diving in Belize is very good, with excellent coral and sponge life. 
There are a lot of macro opportunities in particular.  There were schooling
horseeye jacks at most of the mooring sites.  Eagle rays were observed
regularly, as were turtles.  Two divers observed a hammerhead shark at
about 80 feet.  We had a large pod of bottlenose dolphins (estimated 50)
cruise past the bow and stern of the boat about 15 feet away during our
first day of diving.  That set a pretty high standard for the rest of the
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