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Dive Review of Turneffe Flats in
Belize/Turneffe Flats

July, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by David Walton, CA, US (2 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Great Diving With The Added Bonus of Fishing"
Report Number 7939
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Standard rinse bucket on the 6 pack.  The big boat to the Blue Hole
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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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 ...
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