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Dive Review of Belize Underwater SCUBA in
Belize/Hopkins Bay

Belize Underwater SCUBA: "Fair diving out of Stann Creek District Belize", Dec, 2017,

by Jeanette Hartshorn, MO, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 10636 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Having enjoyed diving Belize's atolls during several previous trips, this time we were staying in the Hopkins Bay area and wanted to see what the diving was like from the main shores of Belize. This dive operation had very large boats going out, holding on the order of 30 or more guests/snokelers/divers; it felt a bit like a cattle call. The boat ride was about 45min getting out to the destination, then we were divided into groups. They were pretty well organized, dividing between snokelers, divers and those learning how to dive. They paid good attention to safety. The dive sites were mostly unremarkable, maybe overdived compared to the outer-laying atolls we're used to diving there. It seemed that the divemasters were rushing to get through with the dives; they had a fixed schedule (to get back to shore and prep for the afternoon trips). All-in-all, it wasn't the kind of dive experience we look for, as we prefer slow divemasters that allow us more bottom time since we don't guzzle air. But it seemed to be a safe operation that catered more to inexperienced divers or those learning. If I dive from the main shores of Belize again, I will look for a different location and operation.
Websites Belize Underwater SCUBA   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Mexico, Atlantic, Indonesia, Maldives, Hawaii, Cocos Island, Galapagos
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-40 Ft/ 9-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions bottom times limited; stay within sight of divemaster
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments rinse bucket on dive boat
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