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Dive Review of Isla Marisol Resort in
Belize/Out on Glover's Reef sort of

Isla Marisol Resort: "Not enough variety in dive sites visited", Mar, 2015,

by Catherine R. Mack, DC, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8272.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Just the two of us rented one of the two houses which have crashing surf all the time. Heavenly. House is very, very basic but has a terrific deck and comfortable beds. Very clean although hot water is tricky to get working. Short walk to meals and to diving. Meals were basic, local food but really well prepared and delicious. There is a bar on the dock but usually we bought something there to drink and took it to our deck (with the crashing surf). Dive staff and boat drivers are very experienced and friendly. Only complaint is that we kept diving the same sites day after day after day. It could have been because of rough seas or maybe because there were so few divers there. At times there were only two couples on the dive boat (and we were there for ten days) so I think that travelling (and using gasoline) might have been an issue. I have had much better diving and more diverse sites when staying at Turneffe Reef Resort, which we have done several times. We wanted something different and closer to some better dive sites and we got something different, but not in terms of the diversity of dive sites.
Websites Isla Marisol Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving everywhere in Caribbean including Cuba and numerous times to Belize/Also Fiji, Hawaii and Australia's GBR
Closest Airport Placencia Getting There DC to Miami (over night in Miami) AM flight to Belize City/quick connection to Placencia then a wait for everyone else coming on a later plane

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80-95°F / 27-35°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions none except we kept going to the same dive sites, all of them very near the island itself. we only went to another island area once...out of nine days of diving.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters N/A 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 report author: Catherine R. Mack in DC, US at Jun 27, 2015 15:12 EST  
I meant Dandriga airport, not Placencia. SOrry about that mistake!
By report author: Catherine R. Mack in DC, US at Jun 27, 2015 15:12 EST  
I meant Dandriga airport, not Placencia. SOrry about that mistake!
By report author: Catherine R. Mack in DC, US at Jun 27, 2015 15:12 EST  
I meant Dandriga airport, not Placencia. SOrry about that mistake!
By Jill Rain in WA, US at Jun 28, 2015 11:53 EST  
How were the no-see-ums? We were there a few years ago and that was our only problem, especially at the dive dock.
By report author: Catherine R. Mack in DC, US at Jun 28, 2015 13:04 EST  
no problem with no-see-ums. maybe one of the beds had some bugs (i cannot remember...but i moved to another bed one night when i could not sleep and i sort of remember having lots of bites) but the bugs were not a problem for us.
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