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Turneffe Islands Atoll

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 8 - 16 people
Destination(s): Belize  
Specialty Categories: Scuba Diving  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 160 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 160 US Dollar (USD)

This 3 tank trip heads northeast cruising past remote fishing camps and idyllic cayes before punching out of the protective Barrier Reef for a short crossing to Turneffe Islands Atoll. Our first dive is one of Belize's most famous dive sites, "The Elbow." This has a convergence of several ocean currents passing by canyon-type formations. Here we may swim through enormous schools of horse-eye jacks, Atlantic Spadefish, snappers and permit, as well as see sharks, turtles and eagle rays! During surface intervals we go into the sheltered lagoon surrounded by mangrove islands.

On the next two dives we experience sheer walls for which Turneffe is famous. It is common to see moray eels, turtles, rays, big barrel sponges and large coral formations while drifting along over the edge of the abyss. We usually end our trip with the shipwreck site Sayonara. It is a broken wreck sitting at less than 60 feet depth on top of a steep wall. This site has a proliferation of fish and big coral formations including swim-throughs.

Notes:
- Departure Time: 7:00 AM
- Approx. Return Time: 4:30 PM
- Number of Dives: 3
- Snorklers: No.

Please note:
- All divers are required to complete a Scuba Diving Liability Release Waiver and sign off on PADI’s Safe Diving Standards.
- All divers must have certification cards and all major certifications are accepted. No one is permitted to dive without a valid certification card, unless he participates in a Discover Scuba Diving or Open Water Course.
- Certified divers who have not had the pleasure of diving for over a year are strongly encouraged to complete a short Rusty Diver Course.
- Trip minimums apply! If we do not have enough divers for our trips, especially atoll trips, we will stick to the Barrier Reef. In that unlikely event you will still be able to enjoy excellent diving on a great number of different sites. We try to dive all 3 atolls every week but are not always successful. We dive the Southern Barrier Reef almost every day.
- Gear storage is free of charge and available in our center. Hamanasi staff carries all gear to and from the boats, assists with preparation and washes all equipment in fresh water every day. Our company is not liable for missing or damaged equipment.
- The nearest recompression chamber is on Ambergris Caye. Our company is a paid member of the group managing the chamber. A portion of our dive fees is paid over to the Recompression Chamber. This contribution supports the chamber and reduces your fees in the unlikely event that you would need to use the chamber.
- Water temperature is 78-85 F degrees all year. A 3-mm short or full wetsuit is recommended.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Prices include tax and service charge of 17%, are in US Dollars and are subject to change without notice
- Tanks, weights, belts, entry fees, juice and cookies are included in rates. Lunch is included on atoll trips
- Pleasure riding on boats is not permitted. Non diving or non snorkeling passengers traveling to a nearby island will be charged the snorkeling rate.

Supplier Information
Location: Belize
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2004
Client Request Served: 131

Nestled between the lush Maya Mountains and the turquoise Caribbean Sea, Hamanasi is a special place from which you can explore the best of Belize on and offshore. A secluded, intimate boutique resort located on the beach south of Hopkins, Hamanasi sits on hundreds of feet of Caribbean Sea beachfront surrounded by...

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