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Dive Review of Blackbird Resort in
Belize

Blackbird Resort: "Outer Atolls of Belize provide darn good Caribbean diving", Jul, 2017,

by William E Jurney, MN, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 9765.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments [Resort is on a sandy beach with nice Cabanas. Restuarant is separate from Bar. It was too
windy to almost do log books and ID and they restricted use of the enclosed restaurant . The restaurant management was very rigid. They did OK for vegetarians but would do little to modify
interests of others (example they would only serve water at dinner). I thought fruit juice or ice tea would be nice.The food was OK but the fish choice was always Tilapia and was sometimes
overcooked.
The dive operation and guides were exceptional . The boat operator found good spots and picked everyone up even in very choppy windy conditions. Dive guides helped everybody even with a crowded boat (we were a large group of 18 and we wanted to be together). They both were good leaders underwater and located interesting critters(spotted toadfish, batfish, and neck clams, and red-tipped sea goddess nudibranch).
We did the Blue Hole, not a big deal for me and a lot of the group, but the next two dives at Halfmoon Caye and Long Caye were great (one dive included 3 Blk tip sharks which swam about us for about 20 minutes)
Websites Blackbird Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving [Red Sea, Philippines, Maldives, Bali, YAP, Palau, Solomon Islands, Galapogas, Fiji , Sulawesi and most everywhere in the Caribbean
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There Boat

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We requested dive guides go slow. - they did. - so we could take photos
and allowing them to spot critters for us.could spot critters
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

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