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Dive Review of Turneffe Island Lodge in
Belize/Turneffe Atoll

June, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Roger, Donna & Kate Soape, TX, USA
Report Number 1103
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Little Cayman, Cozumel, Chinchorro, Belize, Dominica, Saba
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
60   to 120    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Few depth restrictions.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
2 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Turneffe Island Lodge is one of only two dive destinations that we make it
a point to visit every couple of years.  The food here is consistently
among the very best we have experienced anywhere in the Caribbean.  The
accomdations - especially the cabanas - are very nice.  The resort occupies
its own island, which is reachable only by boat, so it is very quiet.

We did not experience as many spotted eagle rays and black tip sharks as on
some prior trips.  The currents weren't really running and the moon was
full; maybe that was why.  Still, lots of turtles and pelagic fish (permit,
jacks, snapper).  Several spotted toadfish and a good number of ths usual
reef suspects.  As is generally the case, we dove with groups of about a
half dozen in a small, open boat.  Most dives - including the renknowned
Elbow - are done as drift dives just a few minutes ride from the resort so
surface intervals between the three dives are done at the resort. 
Experienced dive masters and boat drivers continue to pamper guests. 
Better for somewhat more experienced divers as divin rquires back-roll
entries, sometimes swift currents in open water, and deep dives.  We'll be
back!     
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