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Dive Review of Amigos Del Mar/Pelican Reef Villas in
Belize/Ambergris Caye

Amigos Del Mar/Pelican Reef Villas, Jun, 2010,

by Eric Eckes, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 11 Helpful votes). Report 5558.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 2 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 2 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments - Amigos del Mar dive shop
The dive shop provided great service. They would pick us up at our resort in the morning (as early as 5:30a for Blue Hole and Turneffe) and return us in the afternoon (5:00p - 6:00p). The boats were clean and the crew were great. Hats off to Mike, George, Alex, and Juan. They did a great job on the boat and leading dives. George was particiularly adept at spearfishing lionfish (there were plenty). The shop rinsed and stored our gear after each days' diving. My disappointment was with the reefs and quality of sealife around Ambergris Caye. The dive shops hand feed the "locals" so we saw plenty of grouper and Nurse Sharks. In fact, one Nurse Shark kept bumping into the dome port on my camera looking for food. I enjoyed diving the Blue Hole although its a short dive due to the depth. We saw several reef sharks while we did our safety stop. For the photographer, Belize's sealife is a disappointment if you've been elsewhere in the world.

-Pelican Reef Villas
My family stayed at Pelican Reef Villas which is a 2.5 mile golf cart ride south of San Pedro. We had a condo which was top notch. The Villas had a pool and a bar that served breakfast and lunch. The food was good and the employees were great. Lori who manages the property is top notch. Service was fantastic. I just wish the sealife were better to bring me back!
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Galapagos, Fiji, Hawaii, Palau, Yap, Grand Cayman, Bahamas, Cozumel, La Paz
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84-84°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Only depth at Blue Hole
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments Amigos del Mar kept fresh water coolers dedicated to cameras on each boat. The "camera table" on the Papa Changa (largest dive boat) was used for snacks. No place to work on your camera while on site.
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