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Dive Review of Frenchie's Dive Services/Caye Reef in
Belize/Caye Caulker

Frenchie's Dive Services/Caye Reef: "Frenchie's Dive Services (Caye Caulker)", Apr, 2018,

by Mark Hillier, AB, CA ( 2 reports). Report 10198.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Solid operator with competent crew. We had 9 divers on a ~30' boat with twin 250 outboards and emergency oxygen.

Most divers were new or hadn't been wet in a long time so not surprising that DMs were strict but I was surfacing with 1100 and 1200 psi.

Cost for 2 tanks to the local reef (~30 mins) directly out from San Pedro were $250 BZ ($125 US) and included all gear. I was offered a $20 BZ ($10 US) discount because I had all my own gear.

Surface interval was on shore at San Pedro

Entry was by giant stride through a side door and exit was via ladder.
Websites Frenchie's Dive Services   Caye Reef

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Victoria (Canada), Turks & Caicos, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Bahamas
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There Fly to Belize city then puddle jump or take water taxi/ferry

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dive time limited to ~45 mins; fairly strict underwater tour. DM would bang her tank if you were much more than +/- 15' of her depth.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments Bucket on the dock. On the boat, you would have to use the mask-rinse barrel.
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