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Gaz Coopers/ Playa Blanca Dive Resort Full report N   Ambergris Caye   Second trip to Belize and 2nd time with Playa Blanca/ Gaz Cooper. This is a first class operation - great DM's (especially Andy, O... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2005   Bruce Wallace
1000+ Dives
 
Nekton Diving Cruises/ Nekton Pilot Full report N   Central   This was our second trip aboard the Nekton Pilot. We did the central Belize itinerary. We did five days on Lighthouse Atoll (wal... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
5/2005   James & Kandace Heimer
250+ Dives
 
HAMANASI Full report N   [N/A]   The reef was relatively healthy, dive operation was run by Karon from South Africa, who personally trained all dive guides a... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2005   ERNIE PLOURDE
250+ Dives
 
Turtle Inn Full report N   Plancencia   20+ miles to the wall from the shop - LONG boat rides. Shop takes care of divers and snorklers on same trip. Drop the snorklers of... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2005   C Vernon Hartline Jr
500+ Dives
 
Amigos del Mar/ Perla Escondida Condominum Full report N   Ambergris Caye   My wife and I visited Ambergris Caye from March 17- 27, 2005 and had a very good overall experience on this friendly, dusty, laid- b... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2005   Greg Yarnik
<100 Dives
 
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Belize Aggressor III Full report Y   [N/A]   This Belize Aggressor was fresh out from major mechanical overhaul and redecoration. The crew was phenomenal. Food was varie... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
3/2005   Claude Koprowski
250+ Dives
 
Turneffe Island Lodge Full report N   Turneffe Atoll   The resort and diving staff at Turneffe Island Lodge were fantastic. The accommodations were clean and very nice. The dive opera... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
2/2005   Scott George
<100 Dives
 
amigos del mar/ Seven Seas Resort Full report N   ambergris caye   AMBERGRIS CAYE WAS A WONDERFUL ADVENTURE. MY WIFE AND I ENJOYED ALL ASPECTS. DIVING WAS GREAT, WITH CLOSE BY SITES. . MORINING D... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2005   rory l cox
100+ Dives
 
Ambergris Divers/ Xanadu Full report N   Ambergris Caye   This trip was actually in January and we dove with Pro Tech. Their big boat however was in the shop so they had to hook us up wit... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2004   Jack & Paula Harris
1000+ Dives
 
Pro Tech/ Xanadu Resort Full report N   Ambergris Caye   The resort was excellent. Very friendly folks and the rooms were great. The maid not only cleaned the room but if we had dishes ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2004   Jak & Paula Harris
1000+ Dives
 
Protech Dive Centre/ NA Full report N   Ambergris Caye   We found ourselves on Ambergris Caye for several days and decided to see what the local dive operations were like. We fortunately... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2004   Michael N. Hofman
500+ Dives
 
Aquadives/ Aquamarina Suites Full report N   Ambergris Caye   On my third trip to Ambergris Caye, January 19- 23, I stayed at the Aquamarina Suites hotel in San Pedro and did my diving with Aqu... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2004   Richard Kollodge
<100 Dives
 
NEKTON Pilot Full report Y   central   This is the first liveaboard that my wife and I have experienced and I must say WOW! If you want a dive vacation then I recommend ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
12/2004   Jeffrey Bell
250+ Dives
 
Blackbird Caye Resort Full report N   Turneffe Atoll   The week began with an approximately 90 minute boat trip to the Turneffe island site of Blackbird Caye Resort, which leaves 3: 30- 4... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
11/2004   Mark Schacht
500+ Dives
 
St. George's Lodge Full report N   St George's Caye   I brought a dive companion who was new to diving, Fred continuously and gently took her beyond her comfort zone making the dive ex... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
12/2004   Carl P. Bock
<100 Dives
 
Turneffe Lodge Full report N   Turneffe Atoll   Everything was better than we had expected. We were met at the airport and from that point forward everything we asked for was pr... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2004   Tom Hayes
100+ Dives
 
Second Nature/ Jaguar Reef Full report N   Southern (Stann Creek)   Jaguar Reef Lodge, Southern Belize, November 2004 This well- groomed oceanfront mini lodge, located near Hopkins Village, south of... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2004   Doug Strommen
<100 Dives
 
Hugh Parkey's Belize Dive Connection/ Norwegian Sea Full report N   Turneffe Atoll   We were participating in the Norwegian Cruise Line's Dive- In program and had the good fortune to draw Roscoe as our divemaster. We... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2004   Paul and Donna Lima
<100 Dives
 
Lighthouse Reef Resort Full report N   Lighthouse Reef   When we visited there, the sea was very calm. It was difficult to believe that we were in the middle of the bad hurricane season. ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2004   Yoko Hosoya
250+ Dives
 
Amigos Del Mar/ Ruby's Hotel Full report N   Ambergris Caye   Amigos Del Mar lived up to their reputation as a really good dive operation. I checked out most of the dive operations along the ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
8/2004   Mike Frayn
100+ Dives
 
Isla Marisol Resort Full report N   Glover's Atoll   The resort was on Southwest Caye in Glover's Atoll, one- hour boat ride from the mainland. Accommodation was in a cute cabana whic... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2004   Rieko Arimoto
100+ Dives
 
Isla Marisol Resort Full report N   Glover's Reef Atoll   This small resort is on a little island, part of an atoll 40 miles off the coast of Belize, surrounded by 50 miles of pristine ree... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2004   John Murray
250+ Dives
 
Bottom Time/ Villas at Banyan Bay Full report N   Ambergris Caye   The Villas at Banyan Bay had spacious, beautiful facilities and friendly service- - top- notch. Bottom Time divers was safe and depe... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2004   Dave Mudrick
<100 Dives
 
Sun Dancer II Full report Y   [N/A]   Wow, what an awesome trip. We have never done so much diving in one week like this, we are now spoiled. This is definitely on our ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2004   Joni & Bobby Lamb
100+ Dives
 
Glover's Atoll Resort Full report N   Glover's Reef Atoll   This is a great resort for someone trying to get to the atolls on the cheap. The land based accomodations are a mix of primitive a... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2004   Walter Hurst
250+ Dives
 
Pro Tech Belize/ Banana Beach Resort Full report N   Ambergris Caye   The hotel, Banana Beach, was great. We ejoyed being a 20 min stroll to town. They had plenty of hot water, water pressure and th... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2004   Laura Lee
<100 Dives
 
Peter Hughes Sun Dancer II Full report Y   [N/A]   This is my first live aboard, and it was a pretty good experience. I love this live aboard. ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2004   Tita Lamm
<100 Dives
 
Amigos Del Mar/ SunBreeze Hotel Full report N   Ambergris Caye   We had 22 divers in our group, including 6 in wheelchairs. They are making more modifications for wheelchair accessibility, but a... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2004   Jill Crocker
250+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes Sun Dancer II Full report Y   [N/A]   This was my first live- a- board experience and I found it to be overall a good one. Things ran smoothly from the pick- up at the air... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2003   John DeBonis
100+ Dives
 
Lighthouse Reef Resort Full report N   Lighthouse Reef   We began our visit to Belize with a side trip to the ruins at Tikal (Guatemala), which was amazing. We encourage visitors to make ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2004   Sherrie Barker
<100 Dives
 
Aqua Divers/ Ruby's Full report N   Ambergize   The Tourist Police were more harassing than I had ever seen. The Island Police were super and great to visit with. Ruby'... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2004   Edwin Regennitter
250+ Dives
 
Blackbird Caye Resort Full report N   Turneffe Atoll   Blackbird Caye is a small, remote, low- key diving resort located on Turneffe Atoll, in Belize. A 1 ½ hour boat trip from Belize C... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2004   John Critchfield
250+ Dives
 
Amigos del Mar/ Sunbreeze Full report N   San Pedro   Diving was excellent with large critters in abundance. Large nurse sharks and huge grouper were all over the reefs. Many nice gree... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2003   Don Rorschach
500+ Dives
 
Turneffe Island Lodge Full report N   Turneffe Atoll   Turneffe Island Lodge is one of only two dive destinations that we make it a point to visit every couple of years. The food here ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
6/2004   Roger, Donna & Kate Soape
250+ Dives
 
Amigos Del Mar/ The Palms Condos Full report N   Ambergris Caye   The weather was cloudy and waves were huge our first three days, but after that the weather improved and the seas calmed. If you ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2004   Allan Scott
<100 Dives
 
Peter Hughes SunDancerII Full report Y   [N/A]   Not any really bad. Would have liked more Pelagics. As for the good, the boat is outstanding, large, comfortable rooms with lots... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2004   Donald Rowe
1000+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes Diving/ Sun Dancer II Full report N   live aboard   The trip left little to be desired. The captain was not very sociable and seemed to make little effort to know the passengers but... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2004   Ed Boyer
100+ Dives
 
Nekton Pilot Full report N   [N/A]   The Good: Whole schools of fish (I loved the schools of Creole Wrasse best) but there were schools of Jacks and other fish too. ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2004   Karen Guthrie
<100 Dives
 
Hugh Parkley's Dive Connection Full report N   Belize City   Note- I did not visit their shore operations so my ratings would be N/ A if that was a choice. This also was arranged through Carni... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2004   Tom Chase
100+ Dives
 
Bottom Time/ Banyan Bay Full report N   Ambergris Caye   We dove the first week of April 04 and the dive crew of Captain Eddie and dive master Chocolate were first rate. The boat was a s... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
4/2004   Dennis Brower
500+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes Sun Dancer II Full report Y   [N/A]   Peter Hughes runs a quality shop, at least with the SunDancer II. This is an excellent operation. You dive your own profile or y... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2004   Mike Garrison
100+ Dives
 
Turneffe Island Lodge Full report N   Turneffe Atoll   It was quite windy and therefore the surface condition was quite choppy. Because dive sites are so close to the resort, small boat... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2003   Ramsay Thom
100+ Dives
 
Peter Huges Diving (Sun Dancer II) Full report Y   [N/A]   I have nothing but the highest praise for this operation. The vessel is the best I have ever been on and the crew surpassed all ex... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2004   Gabriel I. Peñagarícano
250+ Dives
 
Amigos Del Mar/ Mayan Princess Full report N   Ambergris Caye   Ambergris Caye: ten years after. When I was a new diver, me bride and I spent a romantic week on Ambergris Caye. I feared return... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
6/2003   Dick Sziede
100+ Dives
 
Ramon's Village Full report N   Ambergris Caye   Ramon's Village is a superb dive resort, with excellent divemasters and facilities. Our divemaster, Luis, skillfully navigated the... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2004   Nicholas Wittner
100+ Dives
 
Blackbird Caye Resort Full report N     The Blackbird Caye Resort is on a small island 30 miles off the coast, on the Turneffe Atoll. The resort is blessed with excellen... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
12/2003   Peter Vantine
100+ Dives
 
Ramon's Village Full report N   Ambergris Cay   Previous critical report on Ramon's Village should be taken with heavy dose of salt. We had a great time! Small group diving on ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2004   Chuck Finberg
<100 Dives
 
Nekton Diving Cruises Full report Y   [N/A]   This trip was our fourth with Nekton Dving and our second in Belize aboard the Pilot. Obviously, we like this operation. The bo... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2003   Rickie Sterne/Chrisanda Button
250+ Dives
 
Amigos del Mar/ Xanadu Full report N   Ambergris Caye   Great resort, pretty pool, nice beach, bikes provided, close to San Pedro but not too busy, very helpful staff, dive boat picked u... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2003   Elizabeth Garreau
<100 Dives
 
aqua dives/ sunbreeze hotel Full report N   ambergris caye   My photographer friend & I had been here nine years earlier. The town of San Pedro (right next door to the hotel)has changed littl... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2003   glen kitchens
500+ Dives
 
St. George's Lodge Full report N   Barrier Reef   The first dive resort in Belize is still the best! First- class operation and fantastic diving on the barrier reef. Fred Good con... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2003   Scott Fairgrieve
<100 Dives
 
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