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We were actually staying at a neighboring resort and decided to check out Hamanasi at recommendation of someone at our resort. I am so glad they pointed us towards Hamanasi, as they were fantastic. We have done with several other dive shops in several other...More
What a great dive operation! Great boats. Great crew. Great equipment. Great dive sites. (And less $$ then the others too!) Whether diving the reef nearby (with two resident nurse sharks) or taking the bigger boat out to the Atolls, Hamanasi is the dive operation...More
I had the good fortune of completing my check-out dives for PADI certification at Hamanasi. Martin was my instructor and divemaster and I can not say enough good things about his guidance and support. If it weren't for him, I very may have given up....More
Our family stayed at Hamanasi for a week and all five of us went snorkeling twice because it was so good. Beaver and John are fun and provide for a hassle free half day snorkeling trip to see some amazing reef life. We saw nurse...More
Lauren in the Adventure Office was extremely helpful. I booked a 1/2 day snorkeling tour with Hamanasi. I stayed at another property. Hamanasi has their own dock and boats. Very nice and knowledgeable crew. Enjoyed the snorkling. Be sure to apply plenty of sun screen...More
We went snorkeling twice during our stay and both times we saw a great diversity of animals. Our guides Neal, Ash, Bevin, and John were fun and very knowledgable. This was our favorite experience during our stay and would highly recommend it to anyone staying...More
I was lucky enough, while attending a wedding in Hopkins Belize to get the morning free to dive. This was my first dive in way too long, but the staff was just perfect. From fitting of rental gear, to the great dive boat, to the...More
We took a day trip for scuba through Hamanasi. We did not stay at the resort and felt as though we received less help because of that. The dive boat was nice and the equipment was well kept. The resort is immaculate, but felt pretentious.
The snorkeling tour to the blue hole was amazing.. it is an experience we will never forget. Ash, "Big Daddy", and the rest of the dive crew were exceptional. They kept us entertained on the 2 our boat ride to the snorkeling sites which we...More
This doesn't look like a question, but here's my response: I found the Hamanasi dive staff entirely professional. As I said in my review, the only drawback was that because Hamanasi is on the mainland, they sometimes have to... More
This doesn't look like a question, but here's my response: I found the Hamanasi dive staff entirely professional. As I said in my review, the only drawback was that because Hamanasi is on the mainland, they sometimes have to scrap dives due to weather. Travelers who re ONLY interested in diving might want to choose a dive lodge on one of the cays or even a liveaboard. (I had a good experience last June on the Belize Dancer.) For anyone wanting to dive with a resort at which they are not a guest, I would recommend contacting the MANAGER of the dive operation, explaining that I was staying at such-and-such a hotel/guest house/vacation rental nearby, wanted to sample the diving in the area, and had heard that this particular dive operation was tops. I predict, at least with Hamanasi, that this approach would result in five-star treatment, because the director of diving at the resort would see the non-guest divers as potential future guests. That said, it is reasonable for any safety-conscious dive operation to want to observe divers on a less challenging dive before taking them to 130 feet. And the trip out and back from Hamanasi involves a big investment in time.