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Dive Review of Manta Resort in
Belize/Glovers Reef

Manta Resort, Jul, 2005,

by John A. Heiman, CO, USA . Report 1787.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We had eight divers for the week on a boat that could easily habdle 15. Dive sites very close, 5-8 minutes by boat. Longest ride 15 min. All inclusive including airport transport from Belize city to dock & island. About 2-1/2 hours by boat to island. Free pop & beer on shuttle boat. Eight on staff on island including daily maid service in cabana. Air cond adequate & standard cabana comfortable. Food was very good and they went out of their way to do special requests. ie Conch fritters! Fish life very good. Coral & reef health very good. Saw Hammerhead, Black Tip & nurse sharks, Manta, Eagle & Southern rays, many turtles,one swam with us for 7 to 8 minutes. Joe pointed out many small animals & unusal corals etc. Normal reef fish abundant. Three dives per day and one night dive. Beach areas good, kayaks available free. Casual fishing fun during surface time. TV available at cantina but no one turned it on all week. Emergency sat phone on island but not needed thankfully. Side entry boat easy to use even in 4 - 6 foot seas. All staff exceptionally friendly & eager to help in every way. If you want to relax & dive & eat & be treated well...Manta Resort is it! If night life is your bag...bring your own!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Roatan,
Cayman's, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 81-87°F / 27-31°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50-110 Ft/ 15-34 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Divemaster Joe gave general profile but allowed you to dive your computer. Excellent freedom all drift dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments All great for digital but no film processing on attol.
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