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Dive Review of amigos del mar/Seven Seas Resort in
Belize/ambergris caye

amigos del mar/Seven Seas Resort, Feb, 2005,

by rory l cox, wa, usa . Report 1576.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving British Columbia, Puget Sound, Hawaii, Florida Keys, Cozumel, Roatan
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions First dive 80 to 100 feet 45 to 50 minutes, Second dive 55 to 60 feet 45 to 50 minutes
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Separate rinse bucket for cameras Plenty of fresh water at shop (dive sites were close, return to shop with fresh fruit and coconut during surface interval)

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments AMBERGRIS CAYE WAS A WONDERFUL ADVENTURE. MY WIFE AND I ENJOYED ALL ASPECTS. DIVING WAS GREAT, WITH CLOSE BY SITES..MORINING DIVE STARTED WITH PICK-UP AT OUR DOCK AT 9:00 AM, SHORT RUN [5 TO 10 min] TO DIVE SITE, BACK ROLL OFF BOAT, 80 TO 100 FT DIVE FOR 45 TO 50 MINUTES LED. AFTER DIVE QUICK RUN TO SHOP FOR SURFACE INTERVAL, FRESH FRUIT, COCONUT,COFFEE, WATER PROVIDED. SECOND DIVE ALSO SHORT RUN, 50 TO 65 FT FOR 45 TO 50 MINUTES. AFTER DIVE, DELIVERY TO OUR DOCK. AMIGOS DEL MAR HANDLED ALL OF THE GEAR, RETURNING IT TO THE SHOP AFTER EACH DAY AND CLEANING. MOST OF THE DIVING WAS SPUR AND GROOVE CANYON, CORAL AND FISH LIFE WAS COMPARABLE TO COZUMEL, WITHOUT THE CURRENT. WE ALSO DOVE THE SIGNATURE "BLUE HOLE", DEEP DIVE, LOTS OF SHARKS, THE OTHER TWO WALL DIVES ON LIGHTHOUSE REEF AND "BOOBY BIRD SANCTUARY" AT LUNCH WERE OUTSTANDING. WE STAYED AT"SEVEN SEAS RESORT" A LAID BACK 6 ROOM HOTEL. ONE BEDROOM WITH KITCHENS, CLOSE TO TOWN AND SHOPPING. SAN PEDRO WAS A DELIGHT TO EXPLORE WITH PLENTY OF RESTAURANTS AND SITES TO SEE. MORE "THIRD WORLD" THAN COZUMEL. NO PAVED ROADS, GOLF CARTS AND BICYCLES FOR TRANSPORTATION. WE ARRIVED ON THE NIGHT OF "CARNAVAL" WATCHED AND JOINED IN THE LOCAL TRADITION OF FACE PAINTING. A WORTHY DAY TRIP IS TO "CAYE CAULKER", SHORT BOAT RIDE TO ISLAND, MORE OF A "BACKPACKERS BYWAY",NOTABLE LUNCH AT "DON CORLEONE'S"
GREAT FOOD WAS HAD AT FIDO'S, ELVI'S KITCHEN, RICO'S AND EL DIVINO. ALSO, VISIT THE SAUSAGE FACTORY AND BUY A SMOKED CHICKEN AND THE OUTSIDE ROTISSERIE FOR A FRESH COOKED ONE AT THE INDIAN RESTAURANT. WE LOVED THE DIVE SHOP, THE RESORT, THE FOOD, THE WEATHER BUT MOST OF ALL THE FRIENDLINESS AND GENEROSITY OF THE PEOPLE, EVERY WHERE WE WENT THE PEOPLE WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO SAY HELLO AND MAKE US FEEL WELCOME TO THEIR ISLAND
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