Amazingly enough, everything good they write about Huracan Diving is true!
We took our chance and went to Belize in August, right in the middle of the hurricane season. Sure enough, two days before the trip started, a hurricane formed and the island had to be evacuated. Ruth, the owner, did a great job keeping us updated and was willing to adjust the schedule should the bad weather persist. Luckily for us, it did not.
Our stay at the Long Caye can be described as "dive-eat-sleep". A week of slow, simple life. All you have to do is drag your feet to the boat three times a day. The rest is up to you. The staff was very accommodating. CC, our cook, was willing to take special requests. The boat crew will help you with the gear if your scuba skills are a bit rusty. Jerome, the dive master, is knowledgeable and takes his time to explain what is to expect and how to behave. I was impressed how genuine and fun the people were on the island.
Diving is structured in a smart way where you start with less remarkable sights and then it gets more exciting as the week goes. Location can't be beat - very close to all good sites so we got there before the "cattle boats". Overall, a great place run by great people.
PS My only critic would be that the rental regulators that could not be adjusted. Try several and find the right one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In operation since 2008 Huracan Diving Lodge is the only top rated dive center offering all inclusive vacation packages in the entire Lighthouse Reef Atoll. Our world famous dive sites are all just minutes away from your accommodation at the Lodge. Being 50 miles out in the open ocean, Long Caye also offers some world class deep water fishing as well as flats and bone fishing just minutes away The Great Blue Hole is within sight of our dock and Half Moon Caye will greet you with every morning sunrise from the beach. Forget liveaboard diving... With us, you can "liveashore" and still enjoy deserted dive sites, a private Blue Hole experience, amazing food with fabulous people. Also take advantage of sand underfoot, hammocks on our pier, birds spotting, trails you can run or walk, and dive sites to explore by kayak. Snorkel around the island explore the deserted beaches and find traces of the ancient Mayan world right here on the island. The best scuba diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean. Small private groups with no time limit diving. The only way to dive the Blue Hole and Lighthouse Reef Atoll. Rated #1 Dive Center & Lodge Accommodation Within Lighthouse Reef Atoll ! Only 12 Minutes from your bed to the Blue Hole and 5 minutes to Half Moon Caye. 2 - 5 minutes to most of Belize's famous dive sites. We offer Professional and Personalized service. Untouched littoral forest surrounds Huracan Diving on the private island of Long Caye, the only permanently inhabited island of the five within Lighthouse Reef Atoll. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Huracan Diving Belize/Long Caye