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Dive Review of Pro Tech Belize/Banana Beach Resort in
Belize/Ambergris Caye

July, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Laura Lee, Texas, USA
Report Number 1206
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Gulf of Florida, Key Largo, Grand Cayman, Bonaire
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
calm, choppy, surge  
Water Temp
86   to 88    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
The depth and time of dive were enforced.    
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
The hotel, Banana Beach, was great.  We ejoyed being a 20 min stroll to
town.  They had plenty of hot water, water pressure and the ac worked
great.  The pools were lovely as were the staff.  The dive 
shop, Pro Tech Belize, was wonderful.  Everyone seemed to enjoy their jobs
and it showed.  The groups were limited to 6 per divemaster. Only on one
day was the boat truly full.  That day, we had a leader and sweeper dive
master.  The depths were enforced to a
degree.  They asked that we stay about 70' on the 1st dive and 60' or
so on the 2nd.  I would go a little deeper to look at something and
nothing was said.  We did not feel rushed in the water at all.  The
dives lasted approx 50-55 minutes.  They do offer Nitrox which is what we
used for our dives.  They also provide Nitrox for the other shops on the
island.  Due to the full moon, the vis wasn't the greatest and the fish
life was lacking.  That being said, the diving was still very good.  The
divemasters give excellent briefings, count noses after the dives and are
willing to go the extra mile for you.  The boats are in tip-top shape.  We
were very happy with our choice of dive shop.
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