Belize or Honduras?

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Re: Belize or Honduras?

Postby theonly_JT » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:45 pm

May or may not be of any help to your planning but, I am planning a trip to Belize in the spring. Honduras looked awesome but Belize has the barrier reef and the blue hole which were reason enough for me to choose Belize. Were planning on staying 4 days on the Turneffe Atoll and then 4 days of diving on Ambergris Caye by the barrier reef (probably staying at Ramons dive village). And then for a topside adventure we are going to check out the ruins on the mainland.

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Re: Belize or Honduras?

Postby stphnmartin » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:42 pm

Diverdave68 wrote:Looked at the video, got to the end and noticed in the credits a name I recognized. Then looked back and realized Stephen was the one that posted it. Amazing video. Nice.


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Re: Belize or Honduras?

Postby Penopolypants » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:10 am

It depends on what you want and how much money you want to spend.

Belize has a barrier reef where pretty much all the diving happens. Staying on one of the Cayes puts you right in the action - you're 5-20 minutes from any dive site by boat. Pros - you're right there! And the local beer (Belikin) is delicious! And you get to drive a golf cart if you want! Cons - it's all boat diving, which can get spendy, plus you're on an island, which can get spendy. Farther south on the coast (near Placencia) is reportedly way cheaper, but you're still boat diving, and since you're farther away from the reef, it's a much longer trip.

But the diving is lovely, the people are lovely, and the food is delicious. Plus the Mayan ruins make for great day trips.

For Honduras - I've only stayed at Cocoview, which is an all-inclusive dive resort on Roatan. Pros: 4 boat dives a day plus unlimited shore diving whenever you want, 24/7. It's set up to dive dive dive, and then dive some more. Price was reasonable IMO. Diving was lovely. Cons: there's not much to do if you don't dive, as the resort is on it's own small "island" (only nominally separated from the mainland, but still), the accommodations are nice but not luxurious, and take some snacks - they provide 3 meals a day that are buffet style and plentiful, but it's a loooong time between lunch and dinner.

Oh, and for the month of July, REEF does a fish survey marathon with classes and whatnot, if you're into that sort of thing.

Utila is another island off the coast of Honduras where the big draw is whale sharks in whale shark season. So..whale sharks! But I've not been there, so I can't speak much to that location.
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Re: Belize or Honduras?

Postby Tom Nic » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:36 am

Roatan is pretty nice. Might be less $$ depending on where you go?
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Re: Belize or Honduras?

Postby Diverdave68 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:14 am

Looked at the video, got to the end and noticed in the credits a name I recognized. Then looked back and realized Stephen was the one that posted it. Amazing video. Nice.

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Re: Belize or Honduras?

Postby stphnmartin » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:40 pm

I did a liveaboard trip to Belize on the Agressor 3 or so years ago. It's great if you want to do a ton of diving. We got in on average 5 dives a day. We also weren't required to stay with a guide so it was great to be free to do whatever we wanted after the dive brief.

Here's a video of the trip for reference. I haven't been to Honduras so I cannot comment.

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Belize or Honduras?

Postby cephalogoddess » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:26 pm

If you could go on a scuba trip to either Belize or Honduras, which would it be? I'm planning a dive vacation and would love some advice. Obviously price will be the main factor with amount of nudibranchs and octopus coming in a close second.


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