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Dive Review of Amigos del Mar/Xanadu in
Belize/Ambergris Caye

Amigos del Mar/Xanadu, Jul, 2003,

by Elizabeth Garreau, VA, usa . Report 840.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Placencia in Belize, BVI, Cozumel, Bonaire, Grand and Little Cayman
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 80-90 feet 1st dive
50-60 feet 2nd dive
both of these were no problem
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 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]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Great resort, pretty pool, nice beach, bikes provided, close to San Pedro but not too busy, very helpful staff, dive boat picked up us right at the resort's pier and rinse tanks were right near the pool so no dragging equipment around. No restaurant, but quick walk to many nearby and also a small market for stocking the kitchenette.
Suites aren't as "private" as a group of couples would like (one had a bed in the back of the living room, the loft room was completely open to the downstairs) but they are pretty and clean.
Amigos were wonderful, dive guide very flexible once he knew our level of skills, went out of his way to please us. Surface interval at the dive shop with cold water and fresh fruit. Only 5 minute boat ride to most sites. Lots of turtles this time, I had seen dolphins in the past but not this trip. Healthy reef. Fun local town of San Pedro.
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