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Posted By: Caddis

Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/10/05 10:22 PM

The resort I will be staying at uses Ambergris Divers for their dive operation. Does anyone have experience, good or bad, with Ambergris Divers they will share?

Thanks
Posted By: klcman

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/11/05 12:19 AM

lots of comments - have you done a "search" - upper right?.

And you can book anyone on island - nearly all will come pick you up on your dock.
Posted By: Dan & Jan

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/11/05 12:48 AM

Our experience was not too good. We had not done any diving before. The resort dive went well and enjoyed it a lot. The next day we went for a 1 tank dive and were put in a boat with 5 PADI certified divers and taked outside the reef. There was only 1 dive master for all of us and things didn't go too well. I don't think that we will us them again but it might have been an isolated case with them and they might be great. Take it for what it is worth.
Posted By: sandb

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/11/05 03:56 AM

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Originally posted by klcman:
lots of comments - have you done a "search" - upper right?.

And you can book anyone on island - nearly all will come pick you up on your dock.
D-I-T-T-O both lines...

Having said that, I found them about #3 of many, many....you could do a lot worse.
#1. Amigos del Mar
#2. Protech (sorry P2)
Posted By: Teenah

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/11/05 04:25 AM

Having dove with Brion and Junior at Protech, and also with Roberto before he was with Ambergris Divers, I was surprised to hear that you were unsatisfied. All three individuals were exceptional dive masters. I haven't dove with Amigos so I have no comment. There are many good
dive shops on the island. Bottom Time is a great dive shop, and Rudy Duran is a great dive master. BT also does beach barbeques and snorkle trips. Look under "goods and services" for contact information. Have fun!
Posted By: Cajun Mermaid

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/11/05 04:59 AM

I used Amigos del Mar during Thanksgiving week and they were great. I highly recommend them.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/11/05 07:02 AM

Geez, I leave for a while and somebody uses my moniker / pseudonym Ö

Where you at in Idaho?

I donít think it really matters that much what dive op you use, the diving at Ambergris Caye is mediocre at bestÖ
Posted By: steeplejack

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/11/05 11:32 AM

I dove with blue hole back in october and had a ball! Robby and brian are awesome they will show you all kinds of neat marine life underwater and watch you very closely. They are very friendly. They also operate deep penetration adventure tours.
catchy name eh?
Posted By: [email protected]

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/11/05 04:09 PM

Yep. Can't go wrong with Robbie. Best in the business.
Posted By: Caddis

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/11/05 05:41 PM

Idaho_diver, sorry to use the same "moniker/pseudonym." I had no idea I was moving in on your turf. I will let you keep the creepy blinking eye thing all to yourself. Who knows maybe I'll create a new name.

I live in Rexburg, where are you from?

I hope the diving is a bit better than mediocre. It has to better than diving in Idaho. I use to teach scuba in Hawaii and ever since I can't get very excited to dive in a cold river or lake. I would rather fly fish in cold water than dive in cold water.
Posted By: suzanne0918

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/11/05 06:52 PM

Mediocre at best??? I have dove around the world...it may not be Palau but the formations, swim thrus, large sea life and comfortable temperatures of the water qualified it for me as way more than mediocre...My brother lives in Rexburg, trying to get him and my nephew to try diving, were you certified there or elsewhere?
Posted By: Caddis

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/11/05 07:57 PM

Suzanne0918, I am glad to hear I am not in for a mediocre experience. Thanks for the pick me up. After not diving blue water for years, I am ready.

I did my training in Utah, Washington, and Hawaii. The only training available in Rexburg is through BYU-Idaho Continuing Eduation. They contract with Inland Scuba out of Idaho Falls. Tell your brother and nephew to take up scuba. There are several divers in the area they can hook up with for trips etc.
Posted By: Chris

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/11/05 07:58 PM

Don't worry about the "original" "Idaho(underline)Diver", he's got a wart on his butt from a diving trip he did in Belize years ago....a search for his posts will show a disturbing habit of slamming Belize diving in general.....without having done much of it.

//ambergriscaye.com/message/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=4;t=007381;p=1#000011 is just one thread.

Lots of people on this board with good advice about diving Ambergris Caye and Belize in general...the "original" potato_diver is not one of them.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/11/05 08:45 PM

I see I havenít lost my touch of raising the hackles on many of you. Iíll see if I can keep stirring the pot on this one.

Seriously, Idaho Rex, we did have a lousy time in the water, has anybody here mentioned to you you are getting into the windy season? Also keep in mind that AC is their favorite place to go, many pass on advice that donít even dive, so anybody who says a bad word is the bad guy.
Posted By: sandb

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/12/05 03:41 AM

I too have dove all over. If you equally weight the diving with the people/location/weather/food/value/ambience...and on and on, (you are only down for a few hours at best out of 24) this is very very hard to beat.
Happy Trails.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/12/05 08:28 AM

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Originally posted by Chris:
Don't worry about the "original" "Idaho(underline)Diver", he's got a wart on his butt from a diving trip he did in Belize years ago....a search for his posts will show a disturbing habit of slamming Belize diving in general.....without having done much of it.

//ambergriscaye.com/message/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=4;t=007381;p=1#000011 is just one thread.

Lots of people on this board with good advice about diving Ambergris Caye and Belize in general...the "original" potato_diver is not one of them.
I thought I would do a search myself, I found this as well...

//ambergriscaye.com/message/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=4;t=002745#000000
Posted By: Caddis

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/12/05 04:18 PM

OK, it looks like I opened a can of worms that have been stewing for awhile (woops). Thanks for all the comments, pro and con. My wife and I will be on Ambergris in April. I am sure we have a great time even if it is windy etc.
Posted By: Sir Isaac Newton

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/12/05 07:13 PM

Ya know whats really cool, when you start the thread and weirdos like Idaho_ post goofy comments, you can delete your original post, thus cleaning the slate.
laugh
SIN
Posted By: J DOG

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/12/05 11:29 PM

Amigos Del Mar is the most consistently recommended dive operator on the island,If you dove with them you would find out why.
As Klcman said do the search and you'll find out what I said is true.
Idaho you will have agreat time with most operators if you are a good diver.
Ohio diver myself, just relax and you'll have a blast!!!
Posted By: Chris

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/13/05 05:46 PM

Idaho_diver, the problem is, you come up EVERY TIME with your negative crap when there is a diving related post...but you fail to tell people that you did ONE trip to San Pedro years ago, you had rough weather, you did't dive more than 2 miles away from the town center, you have spoken about holding onto things when you take photos and you never mention that what you post is JUST YOUR OPINION. Somehow you fail to leave all of that out each time you opinionate on the diving of Belize, 99.9% of which you haven't done. "Economical with the Truth" doesn't even begin to describe your posting style.
Posted By: dolphin

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/16/05 09:33 PM

Idaho obviously went to the wrong places, at the wrong time, with the wrong people. Ambergris has given me some of the best diving I have experienced in the world (I have not dove the Great Barrier). Many other places have different marine life, and different adventures, but diving here has been incredible. Of course I have only been here 15 years, so I may not know what I am talking about. I personally do not recommend Ambergris Divers. There are several better outfits. I enjoy a smaller more personal operation like: http://www.divecharter.bz/
Posted By: tradewinds

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/17/05 12:01 AM

I bet the diving in Idaho is a lot worse. :rolleyes:
Posted By: seashell

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/17/05 05:36 AM

I haven't dove with the new business (www.divecharter), but Robbie is a fine young man and very good DM. He's also a lot of fun. I wish them all the very best.
Posted By: buzzbean

Re: Anyone have Experience with Ambergris Divers - 01/18/05 05:51 PM

I dove with Ambergris Divers back in 2002. I had no problem with them at all. This was my first ocean dive trip, but I was certified before I got there. I snorkeled at Shark-Ray Alley, dove Hol Chan, local dives and the Blue Hole/Half-Moon Caye trip with them. I enjoyed every minute.
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