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Dive Review of Ramon's Village Resort in
Belize/Ambergris Caye

Ramon's Village Resort: "Ramon", Oct, 2015,

by Emily , CO, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8519 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Ramon's Village is a gorgeous, beautifully maintained tropical resort right on the beach. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. The restaurant on the premises was very beautiful and the meals were quite delicious and well presented. Dinner tended to be a bit pricey but, since we didn't get back from diving until 2 or after, we ate a big lunch and then had a glass of wine and snack later in the evening.It worked well to stretch the budget. We also walked into town via the beach and enjoyed several meals.The choices are endless. As for the diving, the weather was very windy when we arrived so visibility was quite reduced. A few days later, it was very calm so the water became remarkably clear. With almost 400 dives, we were very upset when the dive-master called time on the dives at 45 minutes. This happened on a 3-tank trip to an outer atoll that we paid an extra premium for. Since most of the dives are in 60-80 feet of water, that meant going up with a half tank of air. This came as a shock, since Ramon's advertises and promotes itself as a "dive resort" in all the dive magazines and dive travel websites. Believe me I'll be doing my homework better for future trips. Salvation came in the form of Turiano, a wonderful Mexican dive-master with an awesome sense of humor, who truly loves diving and was happy to let everyone dive until the tanks were empty. He and the lovely group of people that were with us for the rest of the week completely saved the trip. Since, they feed the nurse sharks, this is the place to see free-swimming sharks and green moray eels on almost every dive. Editing the GoPro footage was a real challenge.
Websites Ramon's Village Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, Honduras, Hawaii, Baja, Puerto Rico
Closest Airport On island Getting There Houston to Belize City to Ambergris Caye by air or water taxi

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions There isn't much of a need for depth restrictions because it isn't that deep.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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By Matthew M Gayle in NJ, US at Feb 18, 2016 11:24 EST  
Thanks for the info. Hopefully they won't be limiting us to 45 min dives when we're there next week.
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