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Dive Review of Turneffe Island Resort in
Belize

Turneffe Island Resort: "Diving Belize During the COVID Pandemic", Apr, 2021,

by Jacob Rosenstein, CA, United States (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 11652.

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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 This was my third time diving in Belize. My last visit was back in '97 on the Peter Hughes Wave Dancer. The Turneffe Island Resort is beautiful, located on a private island in the southern Turneffe Islands archipelago. I can see why they get repeat customers due to their delicious meals, great service, cozy accommodations, and wonderful overall diving. It was a treat to get away and travel during COVID. Both of us were vaccinated and showed our cards to gain entry. The staff at T.I.R. wore masks. Most guests did not, although they were vaccinated. We had a bungalow right near the dive operations, equipped with an outdoor shower, en suite bathroom, refrigerator, and A.C. The resort has kayaks and a sail boat complimentary for after dive activities. Most dive days were 2 tank dives, exc ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, including the Bay Islands, U.S.V.I., B.V.I., Saba, Bonaire, Cozumel, Turks and Caicos, Little Cayman, San Salvador Island and Cuba; Costa Rica, Hawaii, Fiji, Indonesia, Palau, Red Sea, Sea of Cortez, California Channel Islands, Galapagos, Great Barrier Reef.
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There We took American from S.F.O. to Charlotte, then on to Belize. The jetliner experienced mechanical issues and made an emergency landing in Cancun. Instead of placing us on Tropic Air charters to Belize, American had everyone ticketed to Dallas Ft. Worth. The next morning, we were on a flight to Belize City. Travel insurance reimbursed us for lost diving and additional charges tacked on by Turneffe Island Resort for their "private boat".

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20-60 Ft/ 6-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions We had to dive as a group. However, some divers rented their own boat and DM for an additional weekly fee.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None 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 The pangas used for the short dives had camera rinse buckets. The larger boat used for going to the Blue Hole did ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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