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Dive Review of Turneffe Island Resort in
Belize

Turneffe Island Resort: "No Place Like Turneffe Island", Mar, 2021,

by Jeffrey D Hubbard MD, NY, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 29 reports with 15 Helpful votes). Report 11563 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Turneffe Island Resort was closed for several months in the pandemic, and the success of their countermeasures is shown by not having had a single case of COVID-19 among guests or staff. The measures are extensive (set out in detail on website) and as nonintrusive as possible. For example: staff doesnít enter guest rooms while guests are there; no buffet meals; dining tables are one-party only (though they permit guests to rearrange!)

Belize has put in place a system to screen arriving people (which, when we were there, was air only; land borders closed.) Itís well organized a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Turneffe Island Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Fernando de Noronha (Brasil), Australia, Fiji, PNG, Micronesia, Hawai'i
Closest Airport BZE Getting There Delta through Atlanta. As good as always.
US Immigration has added about 2 miles walk to incoming Atlanta immigration and NO Trusted Traveler rapid access - just because they can. Get a wheelchair (have to order in advance w airline @ check-in at origin) if you need one. They may have gone back to normal by now, but of course there's no way to know about any given day.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 3 min safety stop. Stay in sight of leader, no arbitrary time or depth limits except in the Hole. Under boat w 500 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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By Mark Rappaport in NY, US at Aug 03, 2021 08:54 EST  
Hi Jeff! Glad youíre still at it, Mark
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