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Dive Review of Turneffe Island Resort in
Belize/Turneffe Island

Turneffe Island Resort, May, 2011,

by Leslie Murphy, IL, US ( 2 reports). Report 6091.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limits of 70-80 feet for most dives, all dives limited to 50-60 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Lovely private island with good attention to detail and better-than-expected food. They accommodated our vegetarian diet with no problem, and the food was rather tasty. The limit of 50 minutes for a dive was a bit disappointing. Also, many of the reefs were rather deep, with the tops of the walls starting around 70-80 feet, so that shortens dive time, especially over the course of the week. However, many opportunities for three dives per day, and the reefs are all a 5-7 minute boat ride from the resort, which is a huge plus. Surface intervals are on the island, as the boat rides are so quick. The boats hold 12 plus a DM and captain, but with such a quick ride, it wasn't uncomfortable at all. All meals are in a dining hall and are family style, so if you want a romantic table for two, this is not this place. But, friendships are formed over the week during the meals. Overall, a great resort, even though the diving is not terribly unique. This is easy diving, just deep in many spots.
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