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Dive Review of Itza Lodge in

Itza Lodge: "great diving...healthy reefs", Nov, 2015,

by Lynn Austin, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8714 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Itza Lodge is on a small private island. The dives are mainly walls with slow drifts. The Blue Hole is only a 10 min boat ride so we dove it before breakfast one morning. The staff is very competent, friendly and accommodating. The food was very good and made to order. The accommodations are "rustic" but comfortable. Electricity is intermittent and the fresh water is stored rain water...Showers are quick and unheated. If you're looking for great Belize diving off the beaten path, Itza Lodge is for you...bring your own "night life"
Websites Itza Lodge   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean Bonaire, FL keys, Hawaii, Cozumel ,
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There Lots of flights to Belize city, but you need to get there by noon to make the small boat ride to Long Caye

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 60 ft. max on walls, 140 ft. in the blue hole
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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Subscriber's Comments

By B. Alan Miller in CO, US at Apr 24, 2016 11:10 EST  
I recently returned from Itza. Truly outstanding diving! However, Itza Lodge has issues. The weekly rental boat (Itza doesn't own it's own boat- you won't know what you'll be diving from) goes to the mainland for 4 days weekly, so no diving Wed. or Sat. You can only dive Thur. & Fri. if you go with adjacent Hurrican Divers. If you come for a week, you can only dive 5 days. Meals weren't "to order". It was always cook's choice. The kitchen staff were great. No hot water. Ice is precious and essentially rationed.
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