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Dive Review of Splash Dive Center/Dianni's Guest House in
Belize/Placencia

Splash Dive Center/Dianni's Guest House, Jun, 2011,

by Downing M Bethune, OR, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 6128.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Hawaii, Washington, Florida Keys, central Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 82 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Reasonable depth limits reasonably enforced. Strict adherence to less than 80 feet on the Whale Shark dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 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 N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I spent two weeks in June, 2011 diving with Splash in Placencia, Belize. It was my third trip to Belize in four years, but my first to southern Belize.

June kicks off the rainy season and true to form it rained off and on the entire trip. Luckily, it was almost always at night and never interfered with diving. The prevailing winds made the water choppy enough to have a few challenging exits back onto the boat but the staff was always there to lend a hand.

Splash is probably the largest dive op in Placencia with three boats and a fourth, for overnight trips, on the way. The boats are in excellent condition. The staff is cross-trained so your boat captain one day may be your dive guide the next.

As has always been my experience in Belize, the water was warm and viz was good to excellent. The reef's in good shape and aquatic life is plentiful. The ride out to the reef is about an hour. Lunch and surface intervals are done on any one of the numerous cayes in the area.

The bottom line is I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Splash to anyone thinking of diving out of Placencia.
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