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

May, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Richard J Lunsford Jr, KY, US
Reviewer   (5 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Belize via Sun Dancer 2; Loved It"
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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

Water Temp
79   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
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.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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Separate rinse tanks & the space for photo gear seemed adequate. Heard
no complaints about any of this.  ...
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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
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By drrich2 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 woodca 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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