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Dive Review of Sun Dancer II in
Belize

Sun Dancer II, Nov, 2013,

by George Lock Jr, PA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 7444.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving North Atlantic, Florida, Bahamas, Roatan, Bonaire, Little Cayman, Turks & Caicos, Tobago, Palau
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 83 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions on bottom times. Divers are completely free to dive independently of the divemaster and other buddy pairs. The dive starting times are established to enable 5 dives per day without conflicting with meals.
Liveaboard? yes 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 For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Two camera tables and two camera-only rinse tanks. Charging station nearby. Crew will hand you camera to you aft ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Most dives are on walls; the best are out at Lighthouse Reef. Skip the Blue Hole - it's highly overrated, in my opinion.

Heavy rains had occurred the previous week. That may have contributed to the less-than optimal visibility on this trip. The water was a bit milky, reducing the visibility from wh ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Dec 05, 2013 17:01 EST  
So, skip the Blue Hole? Would you go to Paris and skip the Eiffel Tower? Just wondering.
By George Lock Jr in PA, US at Dec 05, 2013 17:34 EST  
No, but the Eiffel Tower has a view, one can stay on the Tower a lot longer than 10 minutes, and there's no penalty for the next 3- 4 hours for having gone. To each his own...
By Jeff Moore in FL, US at Dec 10, 2013 20:40 EST  
I agree with George.I wish they would offer an alternative.It takes up 2 dives [due to depth concerns] and there is not much to see.As spectacular the Blue Hole is in an aerial photo,the view under water is nothing.
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