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Dive Review of Turneffe Island Lodge in
Belize

May, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Bill McGrath, AZ, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 3563
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Florida, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Cayman, Roatan, Belize, Cabo,
Vancouver, California, Fiji, Cozumel
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
75   to 150    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
The divers follow the divemaster for the most part. Go up when your air
runs low. Otherwise, the usual 130' rule.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 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
5 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
This was my second journey to Turneffe Island Lodge, and it probably won't
be my last. This is a well-run, guest-oriented establishment with
well-maintained facilities, good food, a caring staff, and good diving. The
place is idyllic; a small, private island 30 nm off the coast of Belize.
The guests were an agreeable bunch, ranging from solo fishermen to couples
with young adult children. (There were no kids there; I think this is
policy, but not sure.)

The dive operation does all the schlepping. Set your gear up the first day,
and it magically reappears for each dive. The boats are relatively small,
with few divers, so it's not crowded at all. The protocol calls for playing
follow-the-divemaster, so independent divers might be disappointed. We did
the Blue Hole one day; a real disappointment. We descended and came right
back up without seeing a thing. An over-rated dive IMHO. 

All in all, a delightful place with friendly people, sunny skies, and good
chow. Wine list needs work, though.
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