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Dive Review of Turneffe Island Resort in
Belize/Turneffe Island

Turneffe Island Resort: "Land of the Giants", Feb, 2018,

by John Brodnax, TX, US ( 2 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 10145 has 4 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Our first trip to Turneffe Island Resort was one of superlatives. Diving "The Elbow" several times (where the currents from either side of the large atoll mix) was a memorable experience.. I dubbed it the Land of the Giants. A Goliath Grouper that turned curiously to watch as I approached. Groups of large boxfish, midnight parrotfish and black grouper. I ascended to my safety stop one morning to find perhaps a hundred large permit swimming nearby. The dive masters Marcela and Marcel were excellent and helpful, and frequently laughing with us about something. They were great spotters. Pipefish and toadfish were a couple of my favorites. The reefs were the healthiest I've seen in the Caribbean. The corals were abundant and vibrant. Snorkeling - My wife, a former diver, raved about it. OMG was a recurring description. Saw lots of species, including colorful juveniles that she had never seen before, at shallow sites not far from the resort. Dove with dolphin one day. Meals - Fidel and the staff greeted everyone warmly and provided delicious freshly prepared meals. The family style dining encouraged meeting a bunch of really fine folks from all over the place with lots of stories to share. Spa - our couples massage was a relaxing end to one of our days. It was a great week. We look forward to returning.
Websites Turneffe Island Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Bonaire, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John.
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There Direct flight Houston to Belize City; 1.5 hr boat ride to Island

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions The divemasters gave a max depth and time.
Liveaboard? no 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 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 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]
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