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Dive Review of Protech Dive Centre/NA in
Belize/Ambergris Caye

December, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Michael N. Hofman, CA, usa
Report Number 1534
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Palau, Cozumel, Tonga, PNG, Vanuatu, Thailand, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
dive time would have been limited to 45 minutes had I not made prior
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
We found ourselves on Ambergris Caye for several days and decided to see
what the local dive operations were like.  We fortunately find this
operation located at the Belize Yacht Club.  Protech is unusual in this
area in that they 1) provide Nitrox, 2) specialize in smaller boats and 3)
will allow you to dive your computer and your air consumption.  It seemed
to us that most operations on the Caye are not used to experienced divers;
when I completed my dive at about 70 minutes (still with air but cold), the
dive master asked if I was "experienced"...So if you're planning
to dive on Ambergris, check with this operation and if you want to dive
your computer and your tank instead of an arbitrary limit, go over the
details with the manager or before you leave the dock.  Once I did discuss
my desire to dive longer, the dive master was fine and we had a nice dive.
To top it off, they took just the two of us (my snorkeling mate and myself)
out for the dive! By the way, if the management at your resort tries to
steer you to another dive operation, resist -- they may be getting a
commission from the bigger dive operations. 
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