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Dive Review of Isla Marisol Resort in
Belize/Gloverís Atoll

Isla Marisol Resort: "Sublime, overpriced.", Feb, 2020,

by Mary Adams, MD, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 11443 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Maryís Undercurrent review of Isla Marisol
February 2020

I signed up online for a week-long stay, Wednesday-to-Wednesday, including 17 dives. Captain Douglas fetched 3 of us in Dangriga for the hour-long open boat ride to Gloverís Atoll and Isla Marisol resort. There, we met Letitia and Mora, resort managers and dive masters. Lety showed us around the tiny rustic resort, which has 11 one-bedroom cabanas and one 2-bedroom bungalow. There is a dining room with space for about 30 people, and a really nice new over-water bar. Water supply is from rain, and Mora said they have a desalination plant, but I did not see it. Electricity is via solar panels and diesel generator. Mora said windmills do not hold up in a salty environment.

My cabana was perfectly comfortable, with 2 full-size beds, ceiling fan, and a veranda with clotheslines. There is an air conditioner, but I did not use it. The bathroom was functional, but I discovered after my first dive that I got o ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cuba, Bonaire, Cozumel, Florida Keys, Clearwater FL, Bimini, Roatan, Kona, North Carolina, Flower Garden Banks, Caymans, Palau, Chuuk, Turks and Caicos.
Closest Airport BZE Getting There Fly to BZE, then Dangriga. I traveled by land from Belize City to Dangriga.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 50-minute bottom time, 3-minute safety stop.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars 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 Captain will hand your camera down to you, and lift it into the boat after. No camera or mask buckets on boat. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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