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Dive Review of Nekton/Nekton Pilot in
Belize

Nekton/Nekton Pilot, Nov, 2007,

by Jack Hochman, Ca, USA ( 1 report). Report 3854.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cayman Islands, Hawaii, Cocoos Island, Coral Sea, Great Barrier Reef
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Almost no restrictions were enforced. I was allowed to solo dive and usually did for the two weeks I was aboard.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Excellent. Two large tables, each with air hoses and good location 1/2 deck above the dive platform. No electrical outlets at the tables, but, plenty right inside.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The Nekton crew were competent, friendly and kicked back. The term "barefoot cruise" comes to mind, but, they were all experienced and professional. The food was plentiful and good to very good. The ship is quite comfortable and much roomier than either of the Aggressor ships or the "Spirit of Freedom" that I have lived aboard.
We got in five dives a day without trouble, or hassle every day. I did get in 50 dives in two weeks without feeling constrained about start or return times. There was always a dive master willing to go in with you at almost anytime of the day. Once they knew you were competent they did not hover over the divers. The only thing I wish they had was more lighting under the ship for the night dives.
Belize has an amazing coral reef that is very accessible and is truly a diver's paradise. It is the second time I spent two weeks in Belize and I am sure I will go back again someday.
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