Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#145221 - 09/05/02 03:30 PM Liveaboards & weather
tiadude Offline
We are planning our first trip to Belize. We are looking at Nekton, Peter Hughes and the Agressor Fleet. Any bad experiences?Does anyone have a prefference and why? We are planning this trip for March. Is this a good month or is there a potential for any bad weather? Would another time be better?

#145222 - 09/05/02 04:03 PM Re: Liveaboards & weather
Diane Campbell Offline
March can be pretty windy. The clearest water (and warmest) underwater time is a bit later in the year - May-June-July.
Peter Huges's organization has been at the center of some heated debate in Belize.

#145223 - 09/05/02 04:23 PM Re: Liveaboards & weather
jkdiver Offline
A friend of mine went on the Nekton - his only complaint was that it did not go to the Blue Hole.

#145224 - 09/05/02 05:13 PM Re: Liveaboards & weather
bywarren Offline
Diane, I love the way you can be so diplomatic, "heated debate". OK tiadude, do a search here under Wavedancer. Twenty people died on Peter Hughes boat due to poor judgment at best and gross negligence at worst. Do your "homework".

#145225 - 09/05/02 05:31 PM Re: Liveaboards & weather
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Yep, I'd say those 20 poor souls who died on the Peter Hughes boat back of Placencia last October had a pretty damn bad experience.

--Lan Sluder
Lan Sluder/Belize First

#145226 - 09/05/02 09:39 PM Re: Liveaboards & weather
JmHanna Offline
I would love to jump on this one but experience with this board begs me to voice my opinions face to face. Rick of the Katkandu TMM charters is free lancing since Iris because of poor judgement AGAIN on the part of the Corporation. These people just don't get it I guess. They bent up a bunch of boats again. Their insurance co.'s must be getting pissed.Go figure.

#145227 - 09/06/02 08:08 AM Re: Liveaboards & weather
bywarren Offline
Who is this new Jim guy pretending to be Jim from Pier Lounge holding back on speaking his mind? Whoever you are, you can't fool me. I know the real Jim. He has a mind and he speaks.

#145228 - 09/06/02 11:24 AM Re: Liveaboards & weather
bywarren Offline
After suggesting to tiadude he do a search and read about the Wavedancer incident, I went back and read some myself. I was reminded of what a heated debate took place under the topic of "supporting the Wavedancer victims". In that discussion a number of people took the position that until the investigation was complete and the results were made public, as the Belize Government promised, no blame should be placed on the Hughes operation or the captain. I am curious as to whether a report has ever been made public, and if so, what the report indicated that would vindicate the Hughes operation and convince the Belize Government to allow him to resume operation in Belize. Has anyone heard anything about this or the law suits that were filed?

#145229 - 09/06/02 12:36 PM Re: Liveaboards & weather
tiadude Offline
Okay, okay, okay, I remember the Wavedancer incident and I too am undecided, until further investigations are published, as to who is to blame. I really appreciate this point being brought up but does anyone have any other advice or opinions about these or any other operators? Any advice about the diving in general? I am completely new to the liveaboard thing and I don't want to regret the trip.


#145230 - 09/06/02 01:23 PM Re: Liveaboards & weather
divediva Offline
haven't been on a Hughes boat yet. I'm booked to go on the Aggressor boat in February. I've been on few other aggressor boats and always had a great trip. Crew always pleasant, great food, and wonderful diving. I'll be able to tell you how it my trip was when I get back, but that will probably be too late for you to book for March.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker

TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Who's Online
1 registered (1 invisible), 43 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,638 Registered Members
44 Forums
63,734 Topics
461,302 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 02:16 PM

AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.