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Dive Review of Hugh Parkley/Sunbreeze in
Belize/Ambergris, Caye

Hugh Parkley/Sunbreeze: "Belize,Ambergris Caye", Aug, 2014,

by Sandra Ruffin, AZ, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7835 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments GOOD: Easy destination to get to/Sunbreeze Resort very close to airport on Ambergris Caye/walking distance. Room was large/clean/had small refrigerator/staff very helpful and efficient. Sunbreeze close to all stores, including small grocery. Restaurant with resort OK/food OK.
DIVING: Nitrox available, additional cost/tanks appeared old/however; nitrox fills about 32%.
Boat personnel very helpful and friendly. Dive operation has several boats, the one we were on was larger/good ladder. They kept gear/cleaned/had gear set up next morning for dives.
DIVING: Dive operation took us to only close sites. Most had rather poor visibility. Water was warm ( 82-84F). Reefs around that area are showing obvious deterioration of too much use. Both fauna and flora are minimal. We did see many nurse sharks.
Requested we be taken on additional day trip to Turnef Caye, but dive op would not as they needed a dozen people for the trip. Dive op did attempt to find another dive op to take us there, without success.
Nice people that run resort and dive op. However; as a dive destination, we would not return.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Maui, Kona, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Dominica, Statia, Fiji, Bonaire, Sea of Cortez, Turks/Caicos, Utila, Belize,
Closest Airport Ambergris Caye Getting There Used AA to Belize city, then Maya Air to Ambergris Caye/easy journey

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25-50 Ft/ 8-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions dive sites were mostly shallow/50-60 feet/ 50 minute dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots 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 1 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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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