Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
#416438 - 09/17/11 06:42 PM swimming safety
I'm sorry to hear about this accident but I'm not surprised . There needs to be markers for boat traffic and more areas for locals and tourist to swim in safety.People swim at the cut at the bridge in San Pedro ,with all the boat traffic coming in and going out ,it's an accident waiting to happen , very dangerous ! It's the only water deep enough to swim in from a beach . Town council should take the beach block in front of the school ,detour traffic off the beach ,put bouys out across from the end of the piers north to south and dredge out the one block for a public beach. It would be a huge success !

Edited by PJBELIZE (09/17/11 06:55 PM)

#416439 - 09/17/11 06:48 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: PJBELIZE]
SimonB Offline
Originally Posted By: PJBELIZE
...put bouys out across from the end of the piers north to south... It would be a huge success !

Unfortunately it has been tried and was a huge failure. Some remnants of the buoys are now a hazard to navigation, I chewed a prop up on one...

#416440 - 09/17/11 06:51 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: SimonB]
Where was that done , I'm thinking a beach area near town , not by the bridge

#416441 - 09/17/11 06:58 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: PJBELIZE]
SimonB Offline
From Victoria House up to Costa Maya if I remember correctly.

#416444 - 09/17/11 07:15 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: PJBELIZE]
elbert Offline
We can't customize the beach fronts to accommodate tourists who disregard any commonsense.
The US Embassy Warden keeps body bags in stock for American Citizens. I don't believe any other embassies have a stock of bodybags on the island.The US warden is Tom Vidrine, if my contact info isn't out of date, 226-3245 or 600-2262 dolphin@btl.net
Probably that's not a fair statement about Americans on holiday!...or maybe it is.

#416445 - 09/17/11 07:23 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: elbert]
SP Daily Offline
Yer way out of date Elbert...Tom Vidrene left long ago....

#416446 - 09/17/11 07:35 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: PJBELIZE]
elbert Offline
I got a lot of stuff way out of date, who is it now?
The US Embassy sign is still up at the gate of the Boatyard.
The Dive Shops Daily Blog

#416449 - 09/17/11 07:50 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: elbert]
SP Daily Offline
Yer it! You missed the meeting so were appointed....

#416450 - 09/17/11 07:56 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: PJBELIZE]
SeeShell Offline
I have mostly visited AC during high season and often see people snorkeling (tourists) off the docks by Ramons or Casa Verde and they go way far out from the docks - and I have often thought about how dangerous that is and I tried yelling at a couple once and I think they thought I was crazy. Maybe because its low season and there are not as many boats out - or maybe they did not realize how far from the beach/dock they were - its a terrible and tragic story.

#416452 - 09/17/11 08:12 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: elbert]
Bear Offline
Originally Posted By: elbert
We can't customize the beach fronts to accommodate tourists who disregard any commonsense.

on docks longer that 100 feet the best we may be able to do is put signs up and "advise" that beyond the end of the dock you're swimming in a freeway...you may be towing a float and dive flag but youre towing that float and flag in a freeway nonetheless...

I'm still waiting to see the investigation report before i'll climb on any bandwagon.

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >

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!
1 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
4 registered (azbob, RedRover, 2 invisible), 69 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,708 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,323 Topics
463,073 Posts

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