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Belize

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Belize was my last dive trip before the Pandemic. 4 of us traveled to Belize for 5 days of diving. We stayed in a small hotel about .5 mile from the water. We chose that for $$ reasons of course but the hotel was clean, had a pool, and there was a food "cart" right next to us so Breakfast was easy.

Diving was good. We got hit with some issues. One of us got a stomach bug so he missed a day of diving and then he gave that to me so I missed the next day of diving. The following day we got skunked by the weather. The waves on the other side of the breaker were huge so no dive operators went out.

Wildlife was good, it wasn't EXCITING, but any day diving in a humdrum tropical paradise beats working any day. We got skunked on our Manatee search but overall the diving was good. Topside there are dozens upon dozens of places to eat, drink and be merry. There are some interesting things to do such as the World Famous Chicken Drop. Some say it shouldn't be missed. I am not part of those someones but to each their own.

If you like Caribbean sharks, turtles and warm water this is a good place to hang your hat for a week or 2.

Visited on 02/2020 - Submitted on 03/22/2021
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The Phinisi Liveaboard

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We really enjoyed the Phinisi. It's an old chinese junk rehab'd for divers and the sister boat to the The Junk. Waters were a little rough when we were there so you had a lot of creaking wood but that's to be expected.

The dive crew were great, got us to the sites that we could get to. Animal life was great with all kinds of clowns everywhere you looked.

The food was great. There were a group of Thai divers that they allowed to cook their own food as the food cooked wasn't spicy enough. Very accomodating.

We were only on board for 4 days but I would definitely go back to them for a full week.

Visited on 01/2019 - Submitted on 03/11/2021
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Cane Bay Dive Shop

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Cane Bay Dive Shop runs boats out of Cane Bay East and West . The dive guides no their sites pretty well. On many of occasions I've been to a dive shop that has had recent turnovers and the guides are barely familiar but that is not the case here. When I was there we were on the Hurricane watch. Luckily none of the dives were canceled and the owner of the shop kept us up to date. Cane Bay wall is right off the dive shop so you can pick up a tanks and weights and walk out to beach and head on down. Fair warning, plan on a good surface swim to get to the decent area.

Some of the best diving is off the pier however. In 30-15' of water you can see free roaming octupi and sea horses. It doesn't get much better than that.

The Dive shop is also attached to the the restaurant it had a cuisine that rivaled some of the more elite eateries in LA. All served in t-shirts and sandals. I'm definitely looking forward to going back sometime soon

Visited on 07/2013 - Submitted on 10/29/2014

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