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Dive Review of Sea Horse/Laru Beya Resort, Placencia in
Belize/Gladden Spit

May, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Todd Shannon Sr., ON, Canada (1 report)
Report Number 3453
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
San Andres, Curacao, Nassau, Roatan, Lake Ontario, St Lawrence River,
Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, Lake Muskoka and most everywhere is the world
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
80   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Whale Shark dives, usual restrictions for shark safety applied.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
1 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
Nothing formally set up, go well prepared to be self sifficient
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
4 stars    
Laru Beya Resort restaurant, wasn't much. The hotel, which has very nice
accommodation is right next door to Robert's Cove where food is excellent,
and very near Turtle Inn with 5 star dining.
Long boat rides from Placencia to Gladden Spit and wind was up. Very
uncomfortable but unavoidable.
Sea Horse up'd the $10 fee to enter Gladden Spit to $15. They charge 50%
for cancelled dive days due to bad weather and since you pay in advance,
you're stuck. This however, did NOT happen to us.  
Dive masters very capable, good sound boats, radios, GPS, O2, and good
Sea Horse is not the only operator in Placencia, but probably the best one,
and in spite of their unfriendly customer service attitude, the whale
sharks were amazing.
Good trip worth the effort.
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