A friend and I have been diving for about 20 years- various places worldwide- we decided to take a trip to San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) Belize after hearing about the quality of the marine life there. Another diver friend of ours had been down about a year ago, and recommended Dive master Rudy Duran as being highly skilled, and professional, so we gave his shop, Island divers a try. We were extremely glad we did. The 3 days (6 dives) we did with Rudy and his crew were memorable. First, he has several boats and choices of diving- we stayed near San Pedro for outer reef dives and 2 more at the Hol Chan marine reserve. But he takes trips out to the blue hole , Turniffe island and the other great dive areas that Belize has to offer. Rudy and his crew of friendly divemasters take care of everything- unlike most trips I have been on, all we had to do was hand them our gear- they had my reg attached to a fresh tank and BC for every dive- all we did was sit on board while the divemasters donned our gear for us, and roll off the boat into some great diving. Rudy found a lot of marine life for us including a 6 foot eagle ray, nurse sharks, sea turtles, moray eels, barracuda, tarpon, and lots of grouper, snapper and literally thousands of small reef fish. Rudy and his crew know where to go, and you can tell that they can swim those reefs blindfolded. On one of the dives they were doing a certification for a dad and his 12 year old daughter- they made them feel right at home with the rest of the more experienced divers on the boat- oh and by the way, there were usually 4-6 divers per trip and 3 divemasters to go along on each trip- so each group could go and do the dive they wanted- custom tailored so to speak. after diving, they wash out your equipment for you and even join you for a tasty beer at the local hot spot- I am looking foreword to returning for some more great diving with Island Divers.
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