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Dive Review of Hamanasi/Almond Beach in
Belize/Hopkins

Hamanasi/Almond Beach, May, 2014,

by Joel M Horie, UT, US ( 2 reports). Report 7616.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Very organized shop. There's some already good reviews. If you are renting gear, they use traditional weight belts. Resort guests have priority, so if you are staying someplace else, you have to check after 4 pm to see if there are openings for the next day. One unique thing is they really don't have a minimum number of divers on the close in trips. I'm not sure if they will go with one person, but they don't need 8, like Hopkins Underwater adventures. They do have a minimum for the long trips to Glover's and Turneffe. We did a two tank South Water Caye one day. Shore break had fresh fruit and cookies. Single guide with each group. We all surface together.
Websites Hamanasi   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Maui, Kauai, Oahu, St Croix
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 80-80°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-80 Ft/ 24-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions End dive at 700#, then 15 minute safety stop.
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 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
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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By Lyman Duryeain KY, US at Jun 17, 2014 20:37 EST  
Fifteen minute safety stop???
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