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“Amazing Blue Hole Dive Day” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Amigos Del Mar Dive Shop

Amigos Del Mar Dive Shop
Beach Front, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 226-2706
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Ranked #46 of 75 Activities in San Pedro
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: Established in 1987, Amigos Del Mar is a SSI and SDI resort facility which specializes in full-service diving, instruction, snorkeling, and fishing expeditions and is ideally situated in the heart of San Pedro Town. Our boats provide a convenient complimentary pick-up service at most of the island's major hotel docking establishments. We provide local diving expeditions on a daily basis starting with two dives at 9 am and two afternoon dives commencing at 1 pm. Night dives are also available upon request. In addition to the local diving excursions, trips to Belize's renowned offshore atolls including Turneffe, "The Elbow", Turneffe North, and The Great Blue Hole situated at Lighthouse Reef are also available. All offshore packages are full day excursions which consist of three dives and include continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks.
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“Amazing Blue Hole Dive Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We booked this trip through our guide at the house we were staying at. The trip exceeded our expectations!! The boat ride out there was great for those of us who sat on top, we saw dolphins and flying fish. The Blue Hole dive itself was amazingly well orchestrated, it was clear they had everything down to a science. Each dive master had plenty of spare air for people who ran out and they had tons of tanks submerged for the safety stop. The day continued at Half Moon Caye where the dives were some of the best I've ever had. Amazing fish, sharks, corals, everything you could hope for. The lunch stop on the island was a great time to stretch our legs and check out the boobies (and some monstrous hermit crabs!) and the drinks on the way back were delicious. Couldn't recommend these guys enough!!!

Visited April 2014
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Westerly, Rhode Island
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“Dive or Snorkel the Blue Hole”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The two and a half hour boat ride to the Blue Hole is daunting, but it a trip of a lifetime. Most of us snorkeled the rim where schools of Bermuda Chubb followed as we viewed forests of waving choral, sponges, and fishes. Two additional stops provided more spectacular sights including a walk to a rookery where downy red-footed booby chicks mingled with frigate birds with brilliant red throat displays. One of our party is a master diver with nearly 300 dives to her credit. She raved about the dive masters support and the quality of their guides.

Visited March 2014
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Mexico
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“Excellent dive shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Had one the best time in my life, went to the blue hole, to get there it gets a little bit choppy but once you get there is an amazing place, the color of the water the coral you can see and of course a lot of sharks, we also saw some dolphins and even swim with them, all the people in the boat where very nice and always where asking if we needed something, very funny guys also, the food was very good so as the boat and the equment, would definitely come back.

Visited March 2014
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Vermont, United States
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“Great Day at the Blue Hole!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Four of us dove and two snorkeled the Blue Hole (our ages 20’s to 50’s) with guides George, Carlito and Little George. They used a 62’ boat and I wouldn’t do this trip with anything smaller. The two open water crossings to the Blue Hole and back can get rough on a windy day, and it was a bit rough. The boat captain handled the boat well. Although the large boat means more divers, the boat wasn’t crowded at all.
They picked us up at our rented condo and had a small breakfast ready for us at their dock. Our three dives were the Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye and The Aquarium. They took care of the equipment and were helpful getting us and our gear in and out of the water. The guides pointed out interesting things during the dives. Their hearty lunch on Half Moon Caye was stewed chicken and fruit with refreshments. Beautiful setting on the beach. We also walked to the Red Footed Booby bird sanctuary, saw iguana and Frigate birds along the way. The cost of this all day trip is not inexpensive, but their price was about what other dive shops charged. These guys did a great job and we’d use them again.

Visited February 2014
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Santa Barbara, California
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“Amigos Del Rip-Off !”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I have twice submitted a 100% TRUE review of our experience with this company but it somehow gets removed??? Don't understand that AT ALL! It is NOT 2nd hand knowledge it is EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO US....
Maybe the short version will make it:
The rude girl that worked there insisted on cash only from us...we gave here $240.00 US. The next day NO PICK-UP EVER ARRIVED AT THE DOCK!!!
We were told name was "not on official list". Then told desk girl forgot to add it to the list.
It took 2 visits before we luckily got our $ back!
BEWARE!!! READ ALL REVIEWS NOT JUST THE GOOD ONES.

Visited February 2014
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