Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Dive Bands Required for Recreational Use at Hol Chan #519466
12/02/16 08:20 AM
12/02/16 08:20 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 79,840
oregon, spr
Marty Offline OP

.
Marty  Offline OP

For the past two months, Hol Chan Marine Reserve has been informing stakeholders on the implementation of "Dive Bands" for recreational users to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. The Board of Trustees has decided to implement the user fee for night diving within “Zone A” of the Marine Reserve. The current user fee remains the same and is valid for a full day pass in any recreational zone in the Marine Reserve.

For Example: A tourist who purchases a pass for a morning dive can use the same Hol Chan pass for a night diver on that same day.

As a result of multiple recreational zones in the HCMR and multiple visits of tourist to the marine reserver in a single day, Hol Chan is implementing the use of “Dive Bands” by all paying visitors. The dive bands are wrist bands for a one day use made of a waterproof material (Tyvek). All paying visitors will have to wear a dive band before they engage in any recreational activity within the Marine Reserve. “Dive Bands” will be color-coded and each day of the week will have an individual color.

Dive shops that have a credit agreement with the HCMR will be provided with wrist bands in advance of any payment. However, it will be required that the dive shop personnel issue dive bands to tourists at the dive shop or in the way to the Marine Reserve so as to prevent a bottle-neck delay with the Park Ranger. Issuing of vouchers will still be required. Dive Shops that purchase tickets by bulk will obtain their “Dive Bands” with the Ranger at the Marine Reserve. Implementation commenced on December 1, 2016.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve appreciates everyone’s kind cooperation on this matter.



Re: Dive Bands Required for Recreational Use at Hol Chan [Re: Marty] #519469
12/02/16 12:53 PM
12/02/16 12:53 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 13,474
San Pedro Belize
elbert Offline
.
elbert  Offline
We started using the bands on the 1st like the article above mentioned and haven't had any problems. One very important item the article didn't mention is that we will now have Rangers at night in the reserves, a very important element in protecting the reserve but has been missing since the reserves conception. This should be a big perk for the marine life that could have been poached after dark.


White Sands Dive Shop
https://whitesandsdiveshop.com/

Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do
Specials & Events
Calendar
SPTB Calendar of Events

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
ReefTV
Love FM
The Reporter
PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
Cayo Event Calendar

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We handle all aspects of the purchase of your Real Estate in Belize. From in depth property searches to your final closing.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (bobcat bill), 85 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics77,070
Posts495,067
Members20,141
Most Online7,413
Nov 7th, 2021



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1