Ambergris Caye, Belize

Ambergris Caye, Belize

Post by LSchro10 » Thu, 14 May 1998 04:00:00


I'm planning a week of diving on Amergris Caye in August with my family.  I'm
considering staying/diving with Ramon's Resort.  Any advice pro or con on
Ramon's and their dive operation?  What are the "must do/must dive" sites near
Ambergris Caye?  Are there any of the Mayan ruins on the mainland which are
more outstanding than the others?

Any comments will be appreciated.

 
 
 

Ambergris Caye, Belize

Post by Andres Jokisc » Thu, 14 May 1998 04:00:00

i stayed there some time ago, had a good time. we weren't in the resort
much, of course, but i remember it was nice. decent little bungalows,
the restaurant was good. (visit all the other restaurants in san pedro,
though, they're all very good)

boats from ramon's go out twice a day, as i recall, relatively small
boats, maybe 10 people or so, with a couple of guides who make conch
ceviche for your to snack on when you come up, or at least ours did. the
diving is really nice, don't recall the names of the places, but it was
all nice, lots of coral, fish, a nurse shark or two.

enjoy,

andres

Quote:

> I'm planning a week of diving on Amergris Caye in August with my family.  I'm
> considering staying/diving with Ramon's Resort.  Any advice pro or con on
> Ramon's and their dive operation?  What are the "must do/must dive" sites near
> Ambergris Caye?  Are there any of the Mayan ruins on the mainland which are
> more outstanding than the others?

> Any comments will be appreciated.

--
Andres Jokisch                            
http://www4.ncsu.edu/~ajokisc/

 
 
 

Ambergris Caye, Belize

Post by Surfing Vancouver Isla » Fri, 15 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>I'm planning a week of diving on Amergris Caye in August with my family.  I'm
>considering staying/diving with Ramon's Resort.  Any advice pro or con on
>Ramon's and their dive operation?  What are the "must do/must dive" sites near
>Ambergris Caye?  Are there any of the Mayan ruins on the mainland which are
>more outstanding than the others?
>Any comments will be appreciated.

There is a cave just north of San Pedro, sponge covered walls and
lobsters all through the cave mouth. Probably takes a special
arangement and small group. Mostly they just take you out to the
barier reef and you drop into spectacular canyons, good fishig. If you
want king conch shells that will probably also take some aranging.
Get in lots of snorkling inside the reef.

Altun Ha is the closest Mayan ruin to Belize City. A  ROM project in
the past, it is well escavated and very interesting. Xuantunich has
lots of partial, hap-hasard excavations. Tikal is the premier site in
the area, but you have to cross the border into Guatemala(not far out
of Belize).

If the Foremans are still running the C***Beach Hotel, it is just
off the beach and cheaper than Ramon's, and they are great hosts. My
mouth is starting to water, good food, and good dive guides.
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