I used this service this morning to go to Belize City. I was very surprised that since the last time I used it two weeks ago they have raised prices by 50%. They justified the increase by saying that fuel had gone up, but I hardly think it's gone up that much! If we accept that fuel constitutes 75% of their costs (a guess) then to justify a 50% increase in prices there would have had to have been a 67% increase in fuel costs (if my arithmetic is correct).
I await similar increases in prices charged by our dive centers and other boat operators
The boat (the 7am out of SP) was also grossly overcrowded. I don't know what maximum numbers are for these boats as (contrary to law?) this information is not prominently posted on the boat, but we left the dock with people sitting on each other and up to ten others standing. What happens if/when there's an accident?