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Dive Review of Hamanasi/Hamanasi Resort in
Belize/southern coast of Belize

Hamanasi/Hamanasi Resort: "So good we went twice in 4 months!", Apr, 2018,

by Dorothy McDonald, OH, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 10265 has 3 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Philippines, Caribbean, Indonesia, South Pacific, Maldives, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There Fly into Belize City. Hamanasi arranged the connecting round trip flights with Maya Island Air between Belize City and Dangriga (about a 15 minute flight). We were met at Dangriga by a resort driver for the 40 minute drive to the resort. All went very smoothly.

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas
Water Temp to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Divers were divided into small groups and each group had a guide who determined the max depth the group would go and asked that we keep him in sight and not go deeper than he went.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Electrical outlets in the rooms are the same as in the US. There are no special on-shore photo facilities. They had a large bucket and/or cooler with fresh water on the boat ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 5 stars
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Comments We had such a good time at Hamanasi Resort that we went twice in 4 months - first during December, 2017, and again in April, 2018.

First about the resort. It is extremely well-run with a staff that is friendly and helpful, excellent food (except for the steak which is fatty), great accommodations, and a variety of activities that will make divers and non-divers happy. One thing to know is that there is no wifi in the rooms - you can go to the main building where reception/dining/bar are and get wifi service there.

There are beach front rooms and "tree house" rooms. We stayed in a Deluxe Treehouse on both visits and highly recommend them. They are secluded and very roomy. The shower area is long with a shower head at each end so, after returning from a day of diving, one dive buddy doesn't have to wait for the other to finish showering. While showering we often saw hummingbirds or iguanas in the branches outside our window. The Deluxe Tree Houses also have a Jacuzzi on their spacious deck. Its a great place for relaxing under the stars after dinner. We heard from other divers that they liked the beach front rooms - so I don't think you can go wrong on room choice.
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