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Dive Review of Turneffe Flats in
Belize/Turneffe Flats

Turneffe Flats: "Great Diving With The Added Bonus of Fishing", Jul, 2014,

by David Walton, CA, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7939.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean, Berumda, Costa Rica, Palau, Yap, Fiji, Hawaii
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There Direct flights from Houston

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Just general recreational limits. If someone in the group was low on air, the divemaster would help them get up to the boat but the rest of us could continue diving.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Standard rinse bucket on the 6 pack. The big boat to the Blue Hole ... 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 4 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 A relatively easy flight from the San Francisco Bay Area. Direct flight to Houston with a direct connection to Belize City. The van from Turneffe Flats was late to pick us up at the airport but once he got there it was a relatively short ride from the airport to the boat. Turneffe has a large boat for the hour plus ride from Belize City to Turneffe atoll. The ride was pretty smooth and interesting as you go through a couple of atolls to get to Turneffe. Turneffe Flats resort is small and composed of duplex type raised cabanas. The rooms were clean and comfortable, nothing fancy but well maintained. Food was served at the central dining room/club house and was quite good. There was a set menu each day which was composed of local dishes of fish and chicken and some American style dishes like pasta. My wife liked the food so much that she bought the Turneffe Flats cookbook. The diving was ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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