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#1 bobjarman

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Posted 15 May 2003 - 06:29 AM

My trip is now 3+ weeks away, so I thought I would ask those of you who have done Belize before for any suggestions on dive sites I should ask for (Aggressor boat), Types of things to look for, any other advice?

Thanks in advance!

#2 james

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Posted 15 May 2003 - 06:59 AM

I would definitely ask them to hit the Turneffe "Elbow" Totally bitchin' dive site.

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Posted 15 May 2003 - 03:27 PM

Suggestions for Belize:

one week's liveaboard doing the reefs - Turneffe, Lighthouse, and hopefully, Glovers.

Then four days off-gassing to see Hidden Valley Falls, Caves, inland to San Ignacio, Xunantunich, and across to Tikal - unforgettable!
Don't forget Flores, nice town. Better to hire the one taxi, quite cheap, to do the land trip.

Two/three days in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. If you're there on a Wednesday, take in the Chicken Drop - I'll say no more.
Taca or Island Air runs flights from Belize City to San Pedro, and return flights are not heavily subscribed. We asked the pilot to stay below 300ft and he wave-hopped us back!! Lovely!!!

Diving is not bad, Blue Hole (should be called Black Hole) must be done. 145ft "escorted" dive. Our DM was some 100ft in front of the group.
Half Moon and Hat Key are good sites, you may see the odd nurse shark. Johnson Reef is overdone in my opinion.

Rendezvous Point and the Elbow on Turneffe are okay too.

Hope you have divers aboard the Aggressor, not people doing courses! They can seriously affect choice of site.

Enjoy!!


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Posted 17 May 2003 - 03:54 AM

You will do all the best sites on your trip on the Aggressor. You will probably move out to Turneffe the first night and do two dives the next AM. Then it will be all Lighthouse Reef until the return trip. My favorite dives are Que Brada, Half Moon Wall, Aquarium, and Chimney but they are all very good.

FYI, If you have seen the ruins in Mexico, Altun Ha is not worth the effort and the taxi ride.

#5 bobjarman

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Posted 17 May 2003 - 08:18 AM

Thanks to all for your responses..... :lol: