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Dive Review of Patojo's Dive Center/Cpt. Morgan's in
Belize/Ambergris Caye

Patojo's Dive Center/Cpt. Morgan's, Sep, 2003,

by John Hluboky, CA, USA . Report 680.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Flower Gardens, Bonaire, Solmar, California, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 81 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Cpt Morgan's retreat on Ambergris Caye was a nice, friendly place, but greatly overpriced. The online booking agency in the States takes a huge percentage, so if you are planning to head down there, call the resorts directly. You can save $50-60 per night. Bring lots of deep woods OFF or your favorite repellent.

Patojo was one of the best dive masters I have ever met. He and his staff had excellent dive briefings, were very attentive both above and below water, and always had time between dives for a story or three. I highly recommend Patojo as your dive operator regardless of where you stay on Ambergris Caye.

Blue hole was worth a visit. You head out for about 1-1.5 hours from Ambergris to get to the site. It was a deep dive with lots of sharks, and there were two wall dives afterwards on the trip back.
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