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Dive Review of Blackbird Resort in
Belize/Turneffe Atoll

Blackbird Resort, Apr, 2013,

by Mary Jane Wagner, MI, US ( 1 report). Report 7070.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Good diving, for the Caribbean. We saw lots of turtles, including quite a few loggerheads. Unfortunately, like the rest of the Caribbean, many lionfish. At happy hour, the lionfish fingers were delicious! The staff was very friendly and accommodating and management was eager to please. The resort is for people who want to get away - no town, nightlife, etc.
Websites Blackbird Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Roatan, Cozumel, Grand Turk, Fiji, Australia, Palau, Truk, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 82-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75-125 Ft/ 23-38 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

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

By Jack Pessiain OR, US at Sep 22, 2013 23:27 EST  
we were there in April 2012 and the operation was a mess. new management who were too lose and unorganized. old time dive masters (2) were good, but rest of staff untrained and manager's wife should never lead a dive! wonderful rooms and location and pretty good food. I hope they get the operation under control.
By report author: Mary Jane Wagner in MI, US at Sep 23, 2013 15:55 EST  
Apparently there is has been another change in management, since everything was running very smoothly when we were there in April 2013. Manager Paul welcomed our input. Divemasters, boat crews and wait staff were very competent and helpful. Based on our experience, we definitely recommend Blackbird Caye.
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