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Patojo's Scub Center/ Seven Seas Full report   Ambergris Caye   Fourth time in Belize, gets better every time. San Pedro is suffering growing pains but still holds its small island town charm. S... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2005   Gerry McAtavey
100+ Dives
 
Isla Marisol Full report   Glovers Reef   Isla Marisol Glovers Reef Atoll Belize This is not a plush resort, but a high- end scuba and fishing camp. One comes here to di... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2005   Diane Pogrant
500+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes Full report       Their was no bad. . . . . this was our first expirence with Peter Hughes, and it was leaps and bounds better than any of the liveaboar... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2005   Phil Tobin
100+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes/ Sun Dancer 11 Full report       I've been diving for 23years, and have done a live- aboard almost every year since 1987. The Sun Dancer 11 is the first boat I've b... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
6/2005   Milton Provel
1000+ Dives
 
Casa Playa Blanca Full report   Ambergris Cay   I don't think owner Gaz Cooper knows how rude and unaccommodating his staff is. All of my dealings with Gaz prior to the trip were... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
6/2005   Linda Briggs
250+ Dives
 
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Nekton Diving Cruises/ Nekton Pilot Full report   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
 
Sun Breeze Divers?/ Sun Breeze Hotel Full report   Ambergris Caye   The reefs off Ambergris Caye are in terrible shape; very little color, a lot of debris (probably left over from the last hurricane... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
5/2005   Vicki Jessup
100+ Dives
 
Manta Resort Full report   Glover's Reef   The whale shark diving was awesome. The rest of the diving was superb. This area is very untouched. We did not see another dive... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2005   Mark Smith
<100 Dives
 
Turtle Inn Full report   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
 
HAMANASI Full report       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
 
Playa Blanca/Gaz Cooper/ Playa Blanca Beach Resort Full report   Ambergris Caye   Playa Blanca Resort is 5. 5K from town (San Pedro) - water taxi is only way to town. Buy groceries when you arrive with resort pic... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2005   Bruce Wallace
1000+ Dives
 
Blackbird Resort Full report   Blackbird Caye   The diving at Blackbird is better than it was in 1999 following the hurricane that produced large mudslides in Guatemala and Beliz... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2005   Carmen Thomas Morse
<100 Dives
 
Amigos del Mar/ Perla Escondida Condominum Full report   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
 
amigos del mar/ Seven Seas Resort Full report   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
 
Turneffe Island Lodge Full report   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
 
Sunbreeze Hotel/ Sunbreeze Full report   Ambergris Caye   We loved our trip. Our hotel was okay, nothing real extravagant, but nice. We had a small number of divers each day which made the... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2005   Karen Spruill
<100 Dives
 
Turneffe Lodge Full report   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
 
St. George's Lodge Full report   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
 
Aquadives/ Aquamarina Suites Full report   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
 
Protech Dive Centre/ NA Full report   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
 
Pro Tech/ Xanadu Resort Full report   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
 
Ambergris Divers/ Xanadu Full report   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
 
Hugh Parkey's Belize Dive Connection/ Norwegian Sea Full report   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
 
Second Nature/ Jaguar Reef Full report   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
 
Blackbird Caye Resort Full report   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
 
Lighthouse Reef Resort Full report   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
 
Isla Marisol Resort Full report   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
 
Isla Marisol Resort Full report   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
 
Amigos Del Mar/ Ruby's Hotel Full report   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
 
Bottom Time/ The Villas at Banyan Bay Full report   Ambergris Caye, San Pedro   We can't say enough good things about the location, the diving, the resort, the diveshop, and the outfitters they used! Everythin... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2004   M. Dal
<100 Dives
 
Amigos del Mar/ Captian Morgans Full report   Ambergris Caye   Other than our camera troubles (which were our fault) I LOVED Ambergis Caye. We actually ended up leaving Captain Morgans and stay... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2004   Keri Hendry
<100 Dives
 
Turneff Island Lodge Full report   Turneff Atoll   I have nothing but praise for the entire operation. Turneff Island Lodge is located on a 10 acre island near the southern tip of ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2004   Ken Metz
500+ Dives
 
Blackbird Caye Resort Full report   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
 
Lighthouse Reef Resort Full report   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
 
Amigos Del Mar/ SunBreeze Hotel Full report   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
 
Pro Tech Belize/ Banana Beach Resort Full report   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
 
Glover's Atoll Resort Full report   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
 
Bottom Time/ Villas at Banyan Bay Full report   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
 
Amigos Del Mar/ The Palms Condos Full report   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
 
Turneffe Island Lodge Full report   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
 
Peter Hughes Diving/ Sun Dancer II Full report   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
 
Bottom Time/ Banyan Bay Full report   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
 
Nekton Pilot Full report       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   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
 
Aqua Divers/ Ruby's Full report   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
 
Ramon's Village Full report   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
 
Ramon's Village Full report   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
 
St. George's Cay/ St. George's Lodge Full report       Had we known what this resort was like, we never would have gone. It was the only dive resort among more than 10- 15 to which we ha... Full report  
2 stars
2 stars  
12/2003   sherman samalin
100+ Dives
 
Blackbird Caye Resort Full report       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
 
aqua dives/ sunbreeze hotel Full report   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
 
Patojo's Dive Center/ Cpt. Morgan's Full report   Ambergris Caye   Cpt Morgan's retreat on Ambergris Caye was a nice, friendly place, but greatly overpriced. The online booking agency in the State... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2003   John Hluboky
250+ Dives
 
St. George's Lodge Full report   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
 
Bottom Time/ Villas at Banyan Bay Full report   Ambergris Caye   Bring as much food from home as you can. The grocery store is really expensive. ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
7/2003   William Walton
<100 Dives
 
Patojo's Scuba Center/ Seven Seas Resort Full report   San Pedro, Ambergris caye   Seven Seas was a time share swap for us. They charge for water and electricty for the week. Nominal charge. Great staff at the res... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2003   Gerry
100+ Dives
 
Amigos del Mar/ Xanadu Full report   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
 
Amigos Del Mar/ Mayan Princess Full report   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
 
Amigos del Mar/ Sunbreeze Full report   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
 
Lighthouse Reef Resort Full report   Atolls   Dive crew was accommodating and attentive to the needs of all levels of divers. The more experienced were allowed the freedom to e... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2003   Steve Giles
1000+ Dives
 
St. George's Lodge Full report   St. George's Caye   This was our first time at a resort that included the meals and the diving as part of a package. Itís an expensive way to go, but... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2003   Jill Ward
<100 Dives
 
St. George's Lodge Full report   St. George's Caye   This was our first time at a resort that included the meals and the diving as part of a package. Itís an expensive way to go, but... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2003   Jill Ward
<100 Dives
 
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