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Dive Review of Ramon's Village Resort/The Palms Oceanfront Suites in
Belize/Ambergris Caye

Ramon's Village Resort/The Palms Oceanfront Suites, May, 2014,

by Jeff Robertson, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7720.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Ramone's Village runs a decent dive shop in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize. It is a good choice for recreational divers on vacation. Their PADI 5 Star dive op has their own dock in front of Ramon's Village. The dive staff is professional and efficient. With a flotilla of several boats they provide an uncrowded opportunity to many divers at dive sites just outside the reef. The diving is done in typical Caribbean groove and spur formations. Water temps while we were there in early May 2014 averaged 80 degrees. Vis was between 35 to 60 feet. Surface 84 degrees. Ambergris Caye has enjoyed a reputation of excellent, inexpensive diving that is reasonably accessible from the U.S. and many other countries. The multitudes who have visited this beautiful island over the years have put increased dive pressure on the marine environment which is becoming noticeable. Ramon's does a good job of mixing up dive sites and pointing out critters, big and small. Nurse sharks and groupers on every dive, reef fish, crabs, lobsters and occasionally spotted eagle rays. Surface intervals are done back at the dock. Small island feel and variety of topside opportunities makes this a nice vacation destination.
Websites Ramon's Village Resort   The Palms Oceanfront Suites

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia East Coast, Bonaire, Belize, Bimini, Cozumel, Curacao, St.
Vincent, British Virgin Islands, Nassau, the Grenadines, Exuma Cays,
Florida Keys, U.S. Pacific Coast, Turks and Caicos Islands, Taveuni, Beqa,
Ovalau, Gau islands and the Yasawa Group in Fiji, Vavau group Tonga, Niue,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with the group, come up with 500 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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 Fresh water rinse bucket
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