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Dive Review of Nekton Pilot in
Belize/Central Belize

Nekton Pilot, Feb, 2006,

by Steve Drake, NE, USA . Report 2331.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Maui, Molokai, Big Island, Hawaii; Bonaire; Curacao; Bahamas; Grand Cayman; Dominica; Cozumel; St. John, USVI; Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Within recreational limits
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Large rinse tanks, compressed air and generous sized bench. Crew handled cameras carefully.

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 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was my fourth trip on the Nekton Pilot, and the second to the Central Belize area. The accomodations are adequate, although the boat is beginning to look tired. The food was excellent, and the service great. The diving in Belize is very good, with excellent coral and sponge life. There are a lot of macro opportunities in particular. There were schooling horseeye jacks at most of the mooring sites. Eagle rays were observed regularly, as were turtles. Two divers observed a hammerhead shark at about 80 feet. We had a large pod of bottlenose dolphins (estimated 50) cruise past the bow and stern of the boat about 15 feet away during our first day of diving. That set a pretty high standard for the rest of the week!
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