Amigos Del Mar Ambergris Caye Reviews
a dive shop you can trust! Jul 10, 2008
Before going to Belize we did extensive research on dive shops. Since this was our first time going we wanted to see who the more reputable guys were. After all, you don't want to be left out at sea or something like that. We consistently found amigos del mar to have good reviews. Even people who used other places for regular diving would say that for the blue hole they would only use amigos. Upon arrival to our resort we found out that our resort used amigos as their dive guides, so we didn't even have to catch a ride into town to meet up with them we just had to walk up to our pier, talk about convenient!
One thing that you will find out about Belize is that businesses don't really compete against each other. Most dive shops charged the same price for dives so when I say the price is average, I mean that from a Belize stand point. We only found one dive shop that charged less and we heard that their boats had a tendency to break down alot!
Anyways, so we have a reputable name that provides service to our particular resort what more could you ask for? We used them for all our dives and here are just a few tidbits about them;
No cattle boats, we found that we usually were the same five people that dove daily. However on the day that more people came along they added an extra guide to the dive.
This company made it an effort to keep you with the same guide each time. We had the same guide 3 out of the four days, but even on the day that we had adifferent guide our original guide was our boat captain. So, we never got stuck seeing the same places twice.
On our first day diving they made us set up our own gear to make sure we knew what we were doing, but on all the following days they kept our gear for us and had it ready to go by the time we arrived. They never once handed me the wrong gear.
I found that despite the fact that we had the same guide most of the time they never slacked on the quality of the pre-dive briefing. Our guides were very thorough each time.
All in all we felt extremely comfortable with this company and would recommend them. We will definetely use them again.
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