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utilities, cablt tv and internet #122722
05/29/06 09:28 AM
05/29/06 09:28 AM
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Gary1948 Offline OP
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I would love to know costs of services from locals living Ambergris.

Please give all price in Belize dollars

cost of cable tv and how many channels do you get??

cost of internet both dial up and DSL.

Cost of water by the city?

cost of sewer?

cost of power per kw hour?

Thank you all so much.. I need to figure out if I like it there would I be better off with sat TV, solar power, septic and all that suff or better off on the grid??

Also does any person have a idea if they will ever build a bridge that will allow cars to cross over the cut and not just golf carts??

Re: utilities, cablt tv and internet #122723
05/29/06 09:45 AM
05/29/06 09:45 AM
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Now Danny Offline
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Ever is a long time.

Re: utilities, cablt tv and internet #122724
05/29/06 10:03 AM
05/29/06 10:03 AM
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San Pedro
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Cable TV is a very good deal...$40 for about 65 channels including all the movie channels.
DSL 128mb costs $100 per month.
My water bill is $22.55 per month for the minimum...under 1000 gallons.
No sewer charge.
Electric: 312 kWh = $137.50
The bridge is capable of handling cars but the road north is not. Someday the road will be improved...someday.

Re: utilities, cablt tv and internet #122725
05/29/06 11:15 AM
05/29/06 11:15 AM
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Gary1948 Offline OP
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Thanks so much for your answers.. Also I have another questions. Being very much into diving. Is the diving there all flats, slopes or vertical walls or a little of each?? I have been diving nothing but vertical walls so I have been spoiled. I need a change but think I will be giving up my walls to dive there. Am I correct??

Re: utilities, cablt tv and internet #122726
05/29/06 11:29 AM
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also note, the electric varies a lot. Mine is $75-80 BZ for a large one bed, one bath when not using A/C. $300-325 BZ when using A/C.

Re: utilities, cablt tv and internet #122727
05/29/06 11:31 AM
05/29/06 11:31 AM
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San Pedro, AC
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You can find all types of underwater terrain here. Immediately outside of the reef near SP you will find 60-90ft canyons. Turneff North and Spanish Bay are a bit more diverse offering slopes and walls. And there is always the Blue Hole trip, the cave dive to 130ft/40m. I am not a fan of the the boat trip the hole (2.5hrs each way), I usually recommend a 3-5 night liveaboard out of Belize City or SP for that.

Re: utilities, cablt tv and internet #122728
05/29/06 10:09 PM
05/29/06 10:09 PM

The "house reef" at San Pedro has a gentle slope from the surface down to around 50', covered in green and brown soft corals. Then a very interesting formation of coral spurs separated by sandy grooves of varying depth and width down to maybe 120', with many overhangs, tunnels, swim-throughs, etc. I have never found such a formation anywhere else I have dived. Then down to maybe 180' a sandy slope with coral outcrops. then a gentle drop-off to a vertical wall that starts at around 220' and goes on down to at least 350'. Can't speak for anything below that!

It's received wisdom that the best diving in Belize is the walls at the atolls, and that this sort of diving is in any case diving nirvana. I don't agree, though I do expect to be in a minority of one. There's good wall diving all over the world and Belize's is OK, but the diving we have on the barrier reef is (almost) unique.

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