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Dive Review of turneffe island lodge in
Belize

March, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by carlie, nm, usa
Report Number 458
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
tahiti, australia, bonaire, bvi, granada, st lucia, saba, dominica,
guadaloupe
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
windy, rainy, cloudy  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
0   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
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
  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
3 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
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Turneffe Island Lodge is a great getaway.  Loved the accommodations (book a
cabin) and low key atmosphere of the resort.  The dive setup was
fabulous--everything is taken care of for you.  

Unfortunately, even though we delayed our trip til the end of March to
avoid potential weather, we got it anyway.  And it pretty much lasted all
week.  We weren't able to dive the Elbow for a few days due to visibility. 
None of the dives had good viz as a result of the weather.  Nonetheless we
saw lots of turtles (huge) and all kinds of rays (except manta).  And the
tiniest drums.  

In spite of the weather, it really was a wonderful place to spend a week
and amazingly enough we still really enjoyed the diving.  Maybe next time
we'll have perfect weather and it will be lobster season.
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