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Dive Review of Sun Dancer 2 in
Belize/Mainly Lighthouse Atoll region

Sun Dancer 2: "Belize via Sun Dancer 2; Loved It", May, 2015,

by Richard J Lunsford Jr, KY, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8227 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire (8 trips, > 150 dives), Key Largo (20 dives), Jupiter, Fl (10 dives), varied Caribbean dives & some quarry & other freshwater.
Closest Airport Getting There Flew Nashville, TN to Belize (via Miami going, Charlotte, NC coming back). Round trip airfare maybe $650?

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Max. depth 110 feet, back on boat with > 500 PSI. On dive exit, I was asked for max. depth & dive time only; nobody checked pressures.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Separate rinse tanks & the space for photo gear seemed adequate. Heard no complaints about any of this. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments My 1st live-aboard trip was the Belize Sun Dancer 2, May 2 - 9, 2015. Belize's best diving is said to be well off the mainland, particularly the Lighthouse Atoll region, which is where we did 24 of the 26 dives (2 in the Turneffe Atoll region Friday morning heading back to Belize City). Fine general Caribbean diving; range of topography - flat bottoms with sand, sea grass or patchy coral, sloping 'hill side' reef (like Bonaire) t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Richard J Lunsford Jr in KY, US at May 27, 2015 19:00 EST  
One minor bit: NItrox was 32% except for the Blue Hole, mixed for 24%, and we allowed a 130 foot max. depth as I recall. Viz. is subjective. Fritz Besch was on the same trip; read his trip report, too.
By Craig A Wood in PA, US at May 30, 2015 03:11 EST  
Thanks drrch2, your SB review is very good, the photos add a lot Best, scubadada
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