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Dive Review of Turneffe Island Resort in
Belize/Turneffe Island Resort]

Turneffe Island Resort: "Still Amazing", Oct, 2019,

by Kevin Darnell, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 11212.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our 2nd trip to Turneffe Island Resort and if anything it has improved since our last trip. The resort is on a 13 acre island 35 miles off the coast of Belize in the southern end of the Turneffe Atoll. The Resort offers Diving, Snorkeling, and Fishing. The diving was very good and ranged from drift dives in ripping current, to wall dives with lots of Grey Reef and Blacktip sharks, to going to the Great Blue Hole early enough to beat the crowds and doing a deep dive among the stalagmites and reef sharks. Other unique things we saw were spotted Toadfish, Arrow Blennies, Loggerhead Turtles, and an assortment of Nudibranches. There was some coral bleaching particularly with the Plate Coral but the other corals especially the Staghorn seemed to be in very good shape. Some of the fisherman also saw Manatees and Crocodiles. The resort itself is very nice with small cabins with No Television and No Phones. The rooms have large screened porches overlooking the sea and outdoor showers. Meals are served at set times and served " Family Style" This is one of our 2 favorite resorts and I can't recommend Turneffe Island Resort enough.
Websites Turneffe Island Resort   [same]

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving [Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Turks & Caicos, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Roatan, Utila, Australia, Palau, Yap, Fiji, Maldives, Cocos Island. Florida Keys, Belize, Cuba, BVI
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There Direct flights from DFW, Houston, Miami, Atlanta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [No Deco diving, Come up with 500 PSI
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments There were not any camera storage on the boats but the crew did do a good job taking care of cameras.
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