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Dive Review of Hamanasi in
Belize/Hoopkins Village

Hamanasi, Apr, 2010,

by Bill Markley, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 5478.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Curacao, Cozumel, Roatan, off the coast of Los Angeles
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 87 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dive master set depth limits for each dive which were generally followed.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

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

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Hamanasi is not cheap but is well worth the price. The resort and the service were outstanding. In their 8 day/7 night package deal is a combination of 5 dives/inland adventures. The dives are to the local reef which is about an hour away. They are very nice. The inland adventures are also about an hour drive. If you want to do anything special it is extra - such as going to the Blue Hole (that was great!), going to the Turnafe Island reefs, to Glovers Reef, or to Gladden Spit to try to find the whale sharks (we didn't see any); these are all 2 1/2hr+ boat rides depending on conditions. There are also several inland adventures that are several hours away and are extra. I took the one over to Guatemala to see the Takal Mayan ruins. Incredible! Several fellow divers we met had stayed at other Belize resorts, such as in Ambergis Caye and Placentia. They thought that Hamanasi was better. Enjoy!
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