I will be in Belize for about two weeks starting March 28. (In between jobs, so needing a good relaxing break.) I have been checking out the posts on this message board and have gotten some really great information. Thank you! But I thought it might help to get some more specific info, if you don't mind.
For the first week, I will be by myself, and then a friend will be joining me for the second week. I'm thinking about getting my advanced diving cert. while I'm there. I am also a big fan of good beaches (crystal clear/blue and green water, white sand and palm trees).
Ideally I would park myself at a resort on AC like Ramon's or Tropica (Fodor's says it's the best beach on the island -- True?) for the full two weeks, where I could make some friends and stay a while. But I would also like to do alot of diving, including the diving farther out. In Fodor's they say that Blue Hole Dive Center has a speedy boat that does a day trip to Turneffe and the Blue Hole. Any comments on that?
The other option would be to spend my first week on a live/aboard or stay out at Turneffe Atoll to do the dives that are way out there. Maybe get my advanced cert. then. And then spend the second week in AC, doing the closer reef dives and hanging out in SP. What do you think? Also, are the beaches on the other cayes better than AC -- like Lighthouse, Turneffe or St. George's?
Any recommendations about a good dive outfit, how best to do the far out dives, best beaches and places to stay are very appreciated, and anything else you think I might want to know, are VERY appreciated.
Also, any recommendations for a good travel agent? It would be nice to have someone else do the legwork!