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Dive Review of Ramons and Amigos del Mar (Belize) Buddys (Proven/Diana’s Air B & B (BZ) Frenchie Air in
Belize/Belize and Colombia

Ramons and Amigos del Mar (Belize) Buddys (Proven/Diana’s Air B & B (BZ) Frenchie Air: "Diving in the Caribbean: Belize and Colombia", Sep, 2019,

by Andrew Falconer , WA, AU (Top Contributor Top Contributor 45 reports with 22 Helpful votes). Report 11100 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 4 stars
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As part of a wider trip to Latin America, I spent some time diving the Caribbean in Belize and Colombia during August and September. At this time of the year it is “the low season” as it coincides with the end of the American school holidays and the start of the hurricane season.
Belize is a small Central American country, formerly known as British Honduras, rather unique in that it is English speaking, and it also has the second largest barrier reef in the world after Australia. As such it is a well known spot for scuba divers, mostly from the USA and Canada. We stayed for a week in San Pedro at Diana’s Air B and B which was away from the noisy and dusty Main Street but close enough to Ramon’s Dive centre, with whom I dived the Ambergris reef just offshore. The coast of San Pedro (and all the Yacutan) is currently being plagued by vast quantities Saragossa seaweed washing up, making shore swimming impossible and smelling unpleasantly. Diving is unaffected.

Location of San Pedro, Ambergris reef and Turneffe atoll
I did six dives over three days on Ambergris reef, all accessible in about 5 minutes by fast dive launch via a passage through the reef.

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Websites Ramons and Amigos del Mar (Belize) Buddys (P...   Diana’s Air B & B (BZ) Frenchie Air

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vanuatu, South Africa, Iceland, Scotland, Norway, Cuba, Maldives, Chuuk, Galapagos, Phillipines, Sri Lanka, France, Colombia
Closest Airport Belize City and San Andres Getting There Direct flights to Belize City and San Andres with short connecting flights from the latter to Providencia

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 27-28°C / 81-82°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 10-20 M / 33-66 Ft

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
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