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Dive Review of Turneffe Island Resort in
Belize/Turneffe Island

May, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Leslie Murphy, IL, US (2 reports)
Report Number 6091
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, dry  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
82   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth limits of 70-80 feet for most dives, all dives limited to 50-60
minutes.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
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
4 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
4 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Lovely private island with good attention to detail and
better-than-expected food.  They accommodated our vegetarian diet with no
problem, and the food was rather tasty.  The limit of 50 minutes for a dive
was a bit disappointing.  Also, many of the reefs were rather deep, with
the tops of the walls starting around 70-80 feet, so that shortens dive
time, especially over the course of the week.  However, many opportunities
for three dives per day, and the reefs are all a 5-7 minute boat ride from
the resort, which is a huge plus.  Surface intervals are on the island, as
the boat rides are so quick.  The boats hold 12 plus a DM and captain, but
with such a quick ride, it wasn't uncomfortable at all.  All meals are in a
dining hall and are family style, so if you want a romantic table for two,
this is not this place.  But, friendships are formed over the week during
the meals.  Overall, a great resort, even though the diving is not terribly
unique.  This is easy diving, just deep in many spots.
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