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Dive Review of Nexton Pilot in
Belize

Nexton Pilot, Feb, 2006,

by David Baldwin, WI, USA . Report 3029.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Mexico - Bonaire - Grand Cayman _ Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 1 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments The boat needed repair & updating. The crew: the boat captain needs training in customer relations, the dive instructor was totally lacking in instruction and customer relations skills, the rest of the crew was very helpful and friendly. The cook served good meals and snacks. The hot tub was broken.

Before trip information:do not stay at the Princess Hotel its a dump.
Even though steels nineties were used: they were filled to 2800psi.
The transportation: we (12) were crammed into a suburban with all luggage and supplies purchased locally(beer-soda-snacks-etc..)

The diving was fair. If the boat would have had 30 divers instead of
12 divers the conditions would have been very crowded. The weather was stormy the first few days and the captain did move the boat to calmer waters. The boat is very stable and has easy enter-exit to & from the water. The crew will dive with you if requested.
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