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Dive Review of Turneffe Flats in
Belize

Turneffe Flats: "Nice Visit to Turneffe Flats Resort", Oct, 2021,

by Philip Karp, AZ, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 11680 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I spent 4 days at Turneffe Flats during a longer trip to Belize. While I've visited Belize many times this was my first trip to Turneffe. I was able to do 8 dives over 3 days, 6 at dive sites around Turneffe Atoll and 2 at Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

The resort is beautiful, with nice acomodations and common area and excellent service. Food was great as was the attitude of the staff. The resort seems to cater more to fly fishermen than to divers, which was fine by me as our dive group was small - two other divers, both experienced, and myself. Our divemaster, Ruben Navidad was excellent. He chose dive sites based the weather and currents and as such was able to take us to sites with the best visibility. Dive briefings were good and he was attentive throughout the dives without cramping our style. My only quibble was his insistence on feeding speared lionfish to nurse sharks; a practice which is frowned upon elsewhere. Dives at Turneffe Atoll were excellent, offering some of Belize's best dive sites. All three of us divers had dove the Blue Hole previously, so we gladly skipped that on the day we went to Lighthouse Reef, diving other sites there instead. I was saddened to see the extent of Stoney Coral Tissue Loss Disease there and its effect on what I think are some of the best reefs in Belize.

On the whole an excellent trip.
Websites Turneffe Flats   [same]

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Egypt
Closest Airport BZE Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 82-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Diving in group with divemaster only
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 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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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