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Dive Review of Blackbird Resort in
Belize/Turneffe Atoll

Blackbird Resort: "Excellent Get Away for Divers", Nov, 2021,

by Peter Pinkerton, NY, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 11833 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments My husband and I spent 11 nights at Blackbird Caye Resort on Turneffe Atoll, Belize in November. We chose this all-inclusive as it is remote, small, requires staff to be vaccinated, has individual bungalows, and is self-contained. We loved everything about it (except the mosquitoes and sand fleas…more on that later).
We flew in to Belize City and spent the night at the Radisson. The next day we cabbed to Old Belize to meet George, the Blackbird Rep. The boat from mainland to the island is only on Wednesday and Saturday so we had to overnight on both ends to make the flights work. The (2 ish hour) boat ride from the mainland to Blackbird was uneventful and a really nice cruise. The day we returned was rainy so the ride was not as enjoyable. We left on a Wednesday so there were only 4 of us which allowed us to take the smaller boat with better cover and faster time.
The managers, Francisco and Beatrice, were always available and made sure to check in with guests to see that needs were m ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Carribbean, Maldives, Australia, Truk Lagoon, Costa Rica, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Philippines...and lots of other places!
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40-75 Ft/ 12-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Most dives were 60 for 60 but we also did longer dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There were no camera facilities but the bungalows were very close to the dive shop and the boats c ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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