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Dive Review of Ambergris Divers/Sun Breeze Hotel in
Belize/Barrier Reef off of Ambergris

Ambergris Divers/Sun Breeze Hotel: "Ambergris Caye, Belize: Corals ok; fish life diminished", Nov, 2017,

by John A Thich, CO, US ( 2 reports). Report 9970.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Great Barrier Reef, Okinawa, Sipadan(x2) Papua New Guinea, Tahiti, Belize, Sechelles, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Vietnam, FL keys
Closest Airport San Pedro Airport, Ambergris Caye Getting There direct flight to Belize City airport from Dallas Fort Worth; then a puddle jumper to San Pedro Airport

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 75 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limits usually 80-90 ft max, more commonly 60 ft. Staying in groups (5-10) led by DM; mandatory deco stop 15ft; start surfacing process at 1000 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Only a couple of divers had cameras; boat had no camera table...just a bucket of fresh water. No camera facilities at the satellite dive center ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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 5 stars
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Comments We were scuba diving in Ambergris Caye 15 years ago. Diving outfits were not as professional but the barrier reef was full of life and the corals were very healthy. Today the corals we observed are doing ok but fish life did not seem to be nearly as abundant. We did do a night dive in the marine park which is apparently where all the smart fish now live (lots of rays). We saw only a few lion fish during our 14 dives...most have been harvested by locals and our DM's. The nurse sharks are very tame and during a shark feed, we were surrounded by 8-10 sharks with some moray eels and groupers try ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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