We just returned from two weeks in Belize. Or first week was at Banana Beach on AC diving with Amigos del Mar and the second week on the Wave Dancer diving around the atolls. Except for the convenience of diving from a livaboard, the local diving was as good as the outer island diving. Amigos del Mar is a great operation. They were always on time picking us up from the dock and very safety conscious. The largest group we had on the boat was 6 divers. However, usually there were only 4 of us. On our return to the dock after our first two dives, the boat was surrounded by dolphins. They stopped and let us snorkle with the dolphins. It was like that all week. They seemed genuinely interested in making our diving experience there a good one.