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Dive Review of Peter Hughes/Sun Dancer II in
Belize/Lighthouse Reef, Turneffe Isl.

March, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Jeff Robertson, CA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 3339
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Many places in the South Pacific, Western Pacific, Bahamas, Florida Keys,
California Coast and the Caribbean.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive within computer limits, return to the boat with at least 500 psi.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 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  
Excellent camera gear table with air hoses and a continuous supply of dry
towels.  They were not yet set up for digital photo transfer or CD burning,
though Captain Mike generously offered using his own personal computer. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
This was offered as a Valentine's Day special and for some reason the boat
wasn't full.  We had 12 passengers on a boat that would accommodate 20. 
Lucky for us.  We had an excellent staff & crew.  The accommodations
were the best I'd had on a liveaboard.  The food was top notch and there
was plenty of it.  Fresh fruit and snacks whenever you wanted it.  A first
class operation.

The reefs we visited were healthy and in surprisingly good shape, though an
absence of large animals.  There were lots of reef fish, gorgoinia,
sponges, corals and critters.  Thorough dive briefings were given before
each dive.  Every dive was led by a crewmember, or you could dive your own
profile.  No babysitting here.  The crew paid special attention.  It seemes
they sincerely wanted us all to have a good time, which made for good fun
and an overall feeling of comradre.  

In the water near Lighthouse Reef for a couple days we encountered some
kind of stingy stringy thingys that we couldn't identify.  Almost everyone
got stung.  I captured a couple on digital photograph, but still haven't
been able to find out what they are.  The crew was awesome and supplied
vinegar and topical treatment for us that helped.
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