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Dive Review of Turneffe Island Resort in
Belize

Turneffe Island Resort: "Turneffe Island - always the best", Nov, 2023,

by Jeffrey D Hubbard MD, NY, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 32 reports with 17 Helpful votes). Report 12816.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 is near the southern end of the 30-mile-long Turneffe atoll, which is south-east of Belize city in the Caribbean Sea. There are other properties bearing the name "Turneffe" so be sure you are looking for the correct one. The Resort grew out of a fishing camp founded on Caye Bokel in 1966. The principal activities at the Resort are scuba diving and sportfishing. Since the Resort is a 1½ hour boat ride from Belize city, there is a substantial staff village. Many employees are long-term and one is the son of a legendary fishing guide on the island, described in a Sports Illustrated account from 1968.

Belize is readily accessible from the States. The boat from Belize city goes to the island every Wednesday and Saturday. Boat charters on extra days may be arranged, as well as helicopter transport. We usually fly to Belize a day or two in advance and overnight at the commodious Radisson Fort George Hotel, from which the boat to the island leaves, to reduce travel troubles.

The weekly schedule is 15 dives, including a night dive. They are scheduled around mealtimes, and the schedule works very well, without seeming hurried. Diving is from open boats which could accommodate eight divers, plus th ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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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 Nonstops from MIA, ATL, IAH . . .

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Follow divemaster, not nagged or scolded. Within sight is the standard.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 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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