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#109371 - 10/13/05 10:51 AM local day and night dives  
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Where do dive masters in San Pedro take you for local day and night dives? What do you usually see or encounter? My friend is skipping on the local dives and doing the Blue Hole and Turneffe Elbow. We're short of time. But if those tours don't push through (coz of required minimum), are the local dives good? How about the night dives?

#109372 - 10/14/05 05:05 PM Re: local day and night dives  
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http://ambergriscayediving.com
Contact them. They are the best in the business. Very reliable and professional. And fun too!

#109373 - 10/14/05 09:26 PM Re: local day and night dives  
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thank you so much islandgial!

#109374 - 10/15/05 01:19 AM Re: local day and night dives  
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The night dives are almost all done at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. This is a fairly shallow dive - less than 35' at the deepest - waist deep at the boat. The tides and surface conditions determine whether a dive can be done any particular night.

I urge people to do the day dive there first – that makes the night dive more interesting. If you are an experienced diver you will already know that there are totally different critters out at night than are there during the day. However. The topography doesn’t change so you will know where you are and where you are going.

The diving around Ambergris Caye is nothing like you see pictured in the glossy magazines. Those wall pictures are mostly taken out in the atolls. Also – you won’t see any of that spectacular stuff in the Blue Hole. The Blue Hole is a deep dive and most of the operators have stopped chumming the sharks – so you probably won’t see any of them either.

The two dives after you do the Blue Hole are wonderful and you will see that colorful big stuff pictured in the magazines. Just know that it is a long boat trip out to either Lighthouse or Turneffe.

The diving off of the reef is called spur and grove. They are guided dives and very enjoyable. Everyone has their favorite places just like everyone has their favorite dive shops. I personally like the sites up north and they are much less frequented. I don’t like having a lot of people in my boat, which equates to a lot of people in the water with me. SELFISH? Yes – but it is a big ocean and why line up?

THERE IS NO ONE BEST OPERATOR! If there were there wouldn’t be dozens of other dive operators busy with happy customers. I don’t think anyone goes out with shop B because they couldn’t get on with shop A; to each his own.
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#109375 - 10/15/05 05:44 PM Re: local day and night dives  
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thank you so much ScubaLdy! that was very helpful.

#109376 - 10/15/05 11:41 PM Re: local day and night dives  
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AYLEE - when are you coming and where are you staying and for how long? smile


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#109377 - 10/16/05 12:36 AM Re: local day and night dives  
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I have lived here for a few years and have always done local (i.e. "out front" dives) I am certain that the more 'famed' dives are amazing, but I work, so I don't have the time to dedicate. I must say, I love a local dive! Do them all, and enjoy!


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#109378 - 10/16/05 02:18 PM Re: local day and night dives  
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SCUBALDY - We're going January 14-21. But we're only staying in San Pedro for 4 nights frown . It's still 3 months away but I'm so excited!!! Everybody here in the forum are so nice. I wish I can extend my vacation another day to meet you guys!

#109379 - 10/17/05 12:37 AM Re: local day and night dives  
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NOT LONG ENOUGH - but as we tell everyone who comes for a short stay - YOU'LL BE BACK.! cool


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#109380 - 10/17/05 08:32 AM Re: local day and night dives  
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Yes, thanks for the info Scuba Lady!

I plan on trying my first night dive this year. I dived Hol Chan as part of my cert. dive last year and snorkled Shark Ray Alley.

My husband suggested trying the night dive here since it is shallow and the difference in the "night life" is amazing.

CAN'T WAIT!!!! 19 days to go....

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