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Dive Review of Turneffe Flats in
Belize/Turneffe Atoll

Turneffe Flats: "The perfect destination for great diving and fly-fishing", Mar, 2018,

by Marty Shubert, MD, US ( 1 report). Report 10741.

No photos available at this time

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

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 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments For my wife and I, return customers to the Flats, this is a perfect combination of great accomodations, superb service, and world class diving and flyfishing.

The diving on the Elbow, at the end of the atoll was excellent with plenty of schools of Jack and other fish but was definitely predicated on weather availability. Even on windy days the excellent dive staff found places for good diving. The visibility here is predicated on tidal outflow from the mangrove lagoons in combination with the prevailing winds so it is an ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Dominica, Cozumel, Sea of Cortez, Bahamas, Statia, Saba, Roatan, Florida Keys, Puerto Rico
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There Since you have to take a boat out to the Atoll, an early morning flight to Belize works best. For us on the East coast, staying the night in Charlotte NC is the best option and catching the flight out in the morning is nice an unrushed. Charlotte is a nice overnight.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Divemaster guided so if you are doing photo work it is a bit rushed. Some latitude at the end of the dive for Macro work in the shallower water.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Small rinse bucket on board dive boat so if you have a lot of camera equipment coordinate for an additional bucket. Tables on the dive ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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