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Dive Review of Hamanasi/Parrot Cove Lodge in
Belize/Hopkins Village

Hamanasi/Parrot Cove Lodge, Nov, 2012,

by Fran Leach, CT, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 6887.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We dove with Hamanasi after the dive operation based out of the very good small hotel we were staying at did not have enough divers to take out. We made the arrangements initially via a nice lady at Divers City (they also rent golf carts and are near Belizean Shores resort. Hamanasi diving is run with military precision and they had 4 boats tied up to the resort dock. We did 4 dives with them Glovers (marina reserve, lots of fish, lobsters and nurse sharks) and the barrier reef. They provided food during the surface interval. As in my other rport on Hopkin Underwater Adventures while we were in Hopkins there was cold front which made it very pleasnt on land (dry air low 80s) and it created some low visibility conditions near the water surface, plus a chilly thermocline in spots in the upper 20 feet. Because they are catering to large groups the service was efficient but less personal than I would have liked, but I have no complaints. They also picked us up and dropped us back at our hotel before and after dives. Hamanasi also does other land based trips in and around the resort, if I was an early bird I would have got up at dawn to do an ornithology hike but as I'm not...
Websites Hamanasi   Parrot Cove Lodge

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Mostly Caribbean, also Red Sea and Australia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 75-82°F / 24-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 50-60 minutes 70-80 feet, not strictly enforced
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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