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Dive Review of Blackbird Resort in
Belize/Turniffe atol

Blackbird Resort: "Convenient and easy", Jan, 2016,

by Lee Knapp, KS, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8813 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Africa, Hawaii, Jordan, Fiji, Australia, Thailand, Costa Rica,
Margarita Island, Palau, Yap
Closest Airport On site Getting There Free transfer via Wednesday Saturday afternoon or charter air from Belize City ($250)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The dive was limited to air or time. The dive master would especially watch new divers to insure they didn't stay too deep for too long.
The time limit was 60 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 A separate rinse tank is provided on the boat. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The dive sites are close by and usually a drift dive. Many are wall dives and there are macro as well as large fish and sharks. Lots of sponges and soft choral but a lot of the hard coral has been overrun with algae. The dive masters actively hunt and capture lion fish to protect t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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