Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes

Dive Review of Peter Hughes Sun Dancer II in
Belize

February, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Mike Garrison, Kansas, USA
Report Number 1001
Subscribers: Submit Your Reader Report Here
Subscribe Now Questions?
Subscribers can send this reviewer an email directly from here.
Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Truk Lagoon, Yap, Grand Turk, Bonaire, Cozumel, Bahamas, Cayman Brak,
Roatan, Key West, Marathon, 
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, rainy  
Seas
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
None  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Very supportive for U/W photograp[hy.  Sepasrate photo tables, separate
rinse tanks, advisory and instruction available. Crew produced a digital CD
for all of us of the dive, both sirface and W/W photos plus music.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Peter Hughes runs a quality shop, at least with the SunDancer II.  This is
an excellent operation.  You dive your own profile or you can team with
their crew. Nitrox for all dives except the Blue Hole (160 ft) Excellent
ship, good size, spacous cabins, excellent food (wine with dinner)and
overall a class operation.  This is my second live-a-board and both have
been outstanding. You are greeted by the captain upon arrival and it only
gets better from there on.  John and Vlad are excellent dive masters, the
crew takes excellent care of you, cabins are clean, spacous, and if you
don't leave the SunDancer II with an excellent dive experience there must
be something wrong with you.  I would not hesitate to return to a Peter
Hughes operation in the future. Perhaps the only criticism.  I chose a
live-a-board for Belize because the dive sites are so spread out. 
Unfortunately we only dove Turneffe and Lighthouse Key.  Apparently the
local agreements prevent diving Ambergris and the other localities of
Belize, so our dive sites were limited.  That was disappointing.  We also
toured the local museum that gave us a great picture of the local culture. 
The Belize Zoo is a must, it is in the jungle where the animals are in
their natural habitat.  Plenty of time to do this on the last day before
the afternoon flights.
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 317 dive reviews of Belize and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share

Other dive reports on Peter Hughes Diving

All Belize Dive Reviews and Reports
Diving Guide to Belize
Diving Reviews for All Dive Destinations

Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Reef & Rainforest, Let our experience be your guide -- Reef and Rainforest
Reef & Rainforest
is an agency for travelers that like to scuba dive. Want to see the Blue Hole, Caves, Mayan ruins and rainforests? Let us plan your adventure to Belize

Want to assemble your own collection of Belize reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.


Want to get more articles like these and
other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email?
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get our free monthly Online Update, and a sample issue!


NEW! Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account |
| Travel Index | Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Forums | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues | Login | Join | Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2016 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.