Everything good written about Hurican Diving in the previous posts is still accurate. Hurican diving is located near Half Moon Caye nature preserve and for me, it was the best diving I've experienced in the Caribean, which so far, includes many trips to Cozumel, the Bay Islands in Honduras, and the Bahamas. The lodging situation is intimate, like a European style bed and breakfast. There are only, I believe, 4 guestrooms total. Service is excellent, in part because the owner, Ruth, keeps a high ratio of staff for the guests. The divemaster, Jerome, is attentive, knowledgeable, patient, professional and an overall stand-up guy. I was pleasantly surprised with the five star dive service from the boat crew: The crew loads your gear on the boat and has it all set up before every dive. Without prompting the crew assists divers with putting on and taking off their BCDs, fins etc... I would have never asked for the help with my gear , but I was secretly grateful for the extra help since I was still recovering from a back injury a few months before. If you need to rent scuba gear, the equipment was all high quality, and appeared to be almost new. On the downside, if you are not a diver there isn't a whole lot to do on Long Caye. Most all of the Island is mangrove jungle so exploring on foot is limited; however there is a resident kitesurfing instructor who offers solo and group classes, and if there ever was a place to kitesurf, this would be the place! Also there is plenty of wildlife around, and on neighboring Half Moon Key, including iguanas, parrots, frigatebirds, geckos etc...
Ruth and her entire staff were great; Attentive, friendly, easygoing and basically enjoyable to be around.
Thanks, Ruth, Jerome, CC, Jack, Basil , Giovanni for a great vacation! Cecilia and I highly recommend Hurican Diving.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Huracan Diving is the only diving operation located in the Lighthouse Reef Atoll of Belize. We have a four room guest house combined with dive shop and a recently acquired private house 2 minutes' walk away on the beach, we also have a restaurant/bar. We are located only minutes away from the best diving Belize has to offer at Lighthouse Reef, Long Caye wall, Hat Caye and Half Moon wall. The famous UNESCO World Heritage site of the Great Blue Hole is just a 15 minute boat ride and the Natural Monument of Half Moon caye with its bird sanctuary and lighthouse are just a 7 minute drive. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Huracan Diving Belize/Long Caye