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#81895 - 03/07/04 01:47 PM Dive Shop?
JohnB Offline
Anyone know if Belize Academy of Diving is still in operation? I have sent off a couple of emails and the phone seems to be disconnected. Was the shop of choice for Portofino. Any other suggestions if staying at Portofino? Thanks!

Not so cold in Jersey

#81896 - 03/07/04 03:11 PM Re: Dive Shop?
They certainly are - one of their boats was alongside ours at Hol Chan yesterday. Hopefully they'll see your query and reply. An alternative (one of many) is Protech (info@protechbelize.com), which although not local does pick up/drop off and often has divers from Portofino and surrounding resorts.

#81897 - 03/07/04 03:17 PM Re: Dive Shop?
coconuts Offline
Check out the thread I posted "who should I use for my open dives" opinions on it may help you.
looking forward to ac, coconuts

#81898 - 03/07/04 03:41 PM Re: Dive Shop?
Checked for BAD on Google for you - they are at www.belize-academy-of-diving.com, email info@belize-academy-of-diving.com, phone 226-3170. If you use them you won't have any regrets, and they are (as you wanted) local to Portofino.

#81899 - 03/07/04 06:04 PM Re: Dive Shop?
BNBelizeSoon Offline
We had planned to use BAD before we changed our accomodations from the North to the South, I had been corresponding by e-mail with Craig at: info@belize-academy-of-diving.com. I would take him a little while to respond, it seems he has a lot of trouble with his e-mail over there. He was very helpful and I had read no negative feedback from the message board re: BAD. Good luck and happy diving...

#81900 - 03/07/04 09:12 PM Re: Dive Shop?
JohnB Offline
Nancy, I have heard good things about Craig(BAD).
I have been trying to contact him, maybe real busy!! Warm clear water of Belize will be perfect for your certification. I did mine at Little Dix many years ago..Beats Jersey..If you go with BAD, tell him to mail me...jfb418@comcast.net.....Your time is near!!


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