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Dive Review of Itza Lodge in
Belize

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

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

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 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

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 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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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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