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Dive Review of St. George's Caye Resort in
Belize/Central America

St. George's Caye Resort: "St. George,s Caye, Belize", Apr, 2015,

by Nick Ferris, CO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 8260.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments [None]Meals were varied and tasty. The free rum punch was an everyday affair. Waterfront cabana clean, practical, but dimly lit. Personnel friendly. No kids allowed unless old enough for scuba , kayaks, etc. This helped a lot with the honeymoons, fishing, snorkeling, socializing, meetings, and relaxing.

The main dive boat,"Dreammaker" was half covered, about 38 feet long, and very good for 8 people. It was powered by a pair of 200 V-6 outboard motors. However, the windy season had started and the long rides to dive sites were pretty bumpy in the chop and swells. The 40 minute trip to Turneffe Atoll took 2 hours.

Years ago in other parts of the Caribbean I'd see grunts and snappers in groups of 4 to 8, but here it was mostly one at a time. A good variety of fish but not many of them. Eagle rays were seen on almost every dive. The paucity of common reef fish may have been caused by lion fish. The dive guide would get some lionfish on a 3-pronged spear and troll it around to see what interest it drew. There were red hinds (grouper), a green moray, barracuda, and a nurse shark that showed some degree of interest. Only the barracuda and moray ate a lionfish. Only the moray lives where the lionfish live, so morays would be most likely to prey on them.

St. George Caye is nice but it is not Raja Ampat. On the other hand, it's only a few hours from Houston.
Websites St. George's Caye Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]Australia, British Columbia, California, Hawaii, Indonesia, Thailand, Solomon Islands, Bahamas, Cocos Island, Galapagos, Philippines, Mexico.
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There Go to Houston, then on to Belize City. Caye personnel take you to boat that goes to resort: 1 hour for both. Can go from Denver to resort in a long day.

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, dry Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-45 Ft/ 9-14 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]No restrictions but practical to stay with divemaster/guide as vis was low.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]Few serious u/w photogs. Crew were careful handling cameras. There was a large bucket of fresh water for cameras aboard. Ashore there were no particular camera fascilities. Voltage for was 110 v in room so recharging batteries was not a problem.
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