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Dive Review of Amigos Del Mar in
Belize/San Pedro

Amigos Del Mar: "Be Wary of Amigos Del Mar", Jun, 2017,

by Linda I Teichman, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9628 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Be wary of diving with Amigos Del Mar. I dove with them yesterday was was unhappy that my first regulator tended to free flow, the second stuck. Both dives I had to switch to the spare. Thank goodness we were only on local dives, 10 minutes from the dock so it was easy to switch out the gear. All the gear looked quite tired and worn.

We dove Tackle Box and San Pedro Canyon. The dives themselves were disappointing. Visibility was down to 60' or so due to a storm that had rolled through the night before...ok, I get that because of the storm things were churned up and am fine with that. But there were hardly any fish on either of the dives. We saw plenty of friendly nurse sharks, one even followed us, got its belly rubbed by the dive master, then continued to follow us as is asking for more. There was plenty of coral, fans, plumes, sponges, even a couple of reef sharks and tiger groupers... but the clouds of reef fish I was expecting were no where.

We were supposed to dive the Blue Hole with ADM, but because of the regulator issues and the fact that their dive plan violated PADI and NAUI no decompression limits, we chose to not go.
Websites Amigos Del Mar   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Monterey, CA, Key Largo, Turks and Caicos, Eilat, Israel, Bali, City Island, NY, Kona, HI, Lahaina, HI.
Closest Airport San Pedro Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 81-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50-60 Ft/ 15-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish N/A
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
UW Photo Comments [None]
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