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Dive Review of Belize Pro Dive/Banyan Bay Villas in
Belize/Ambergris Caye

Belize Pro Dive/Banyan Bay Villas: "Best for newer divers", Jun, 2016,

by Sheleigh A Harding, UT, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8960.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 2 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Great spot for new divers. A little frustrating for experienced divers. The diving is "by the clock" so plan on ascending with a lot of air left. Also, the reefs are fairly deep, so we weren't able to spend much time on them because the newer divers struggled with racing through their air consumption.

The reefs are in very good condition, but fish populations are low due to fishing. The nurse sharks are out and about all the time because the dive shops feed them.

I liked the dive shop and our dive masters. They did not really cater to more advanced divers though. Too many new divers to deal with.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Tobago, BVI's, Costa Rica
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 82-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limits, time limits.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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