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Dive Review of Turneffe Island Lodge in
Belize/Turneffe

April, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Lin Gitterman, on, canada
Reviewer   (5 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 3301
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Belize, Roatan, St. Lucia
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
20   to 75    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Limits and PSI  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
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
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Comments
fresh water on boat and dock
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 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
5 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Extremely well run operation, very safety focussed with good, attentive
dive masters and staff. Excellent food, housekeeping and ambiance. We were
a little disappointed in the reef (are we spoiled now after Indonesia?) as
much of it was broken (hurricane damage?) but our dive master worked very
hard for us and showed us lots of things. Divers the previous week saw +15
sharks but we had a bad "shark week". Operation has changed a
little since we were there in 2003 and the change is for the better. Fresh
warm towels on the dive boat along with oranges, water, etc. and divers are
assisted to the utmost. You set your gear up on the first day and never
have to do it again - it is hosed down daily by the staff and washed at the
end of your trip. Lots of turtles, jacks, frog fish, parrot fish, etc.
Rooms have been refurbished and are really nice but the cabanas could do
with a bit of a facelift - apparently planned for next year. Again, a first
class operation with excellent dive and resort staff. Note - you are
dropped back in Belize by 9 in the morning so a later flight makes for a
very long wait in the airport. We will return to Turneffe.
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