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EcoAdventures Barrier Reef Dive, Hamanasi Lodge, Dangriga, Belize
Barrier Reef Dive

Departure Time: 8:00 a.m.
Approx. Return Time: 1:00 p.m.
Number of Dives: Two
Food/Drinks: Snack, Juice & Water
Diving with Whale Shark, Hamanasi Lodge, Dangriga, BelizeWhat to Bring: Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, wetsuit (available at dive shop), camera, candy bars/power bars, etc.
Description: These trips will explore areas from just north of Tobacco Caye to a cut five miles south of South WaterSouthern Barrier Reef, Hamanasi Lodge, Dangriga, BelizeCaye called Grand Channel. The trip out to the Barrier Reef is ten miles and it takes 30-40 minutes to get to the first dive site. The pristine southern section of the Barrier Reef sees few divers and is typically a wall dive that is interspersed with sand channels and spur and groove sections. With literally dozens of dive sites Hamanasi Divemasters will show you a wide variety of this area. You will rarely dive the same site twice. We often see turtles, moray eels, barracuda, king mackerel, eagle rays and southern stingrays, as well as the little things like Pedersen shrimp, colorful gobies cleaning stations, and Spotted Drums. Hamanasi divers have seen manta rays, hammerhead sharks, jew fish and dolphins up close. Some of our common dive sites include Jason's Wall, Elsie's Aquarium, Carrie Bow, South Water Wall, Trick Ridge, Hell Hole and The Abyss. On these trips we often stop by a "postcard" coral isle, such as South Water Caye, perched right on the Barrier Reef.

Please Note:
•All divers are required to complete a Scuba Diving Liability Release Waiver and sign off on PADI's Safe Diving Standards.
•All divers must have certification cards and all major certifications are accepted. No one is permitted to dive without a valid certification card, unless he participates in a Discover Scuba Diving or Open Water Course.
•Certified divers who have not had the pleasure of diving for over a year are strongly encouraged to complete a short Rusty Diver Course.
•Trip minimums apply! If we do not have enough divers for our trips, especially atoll trips, we will stick to the Barrier Reef. In that unlikely event you will still be able to enjoy excellent diving on a great number of different sites. We try to dive all 3 atolls every week but are not always successful. We dive the Southern Barrier Reef almost every day.
•Gear storage is available in the Hamanasi Adventure Center. Hamanasi staff carries all gear to and from the boats, assists with preparation and washes all equipment in fresh water every day. Hamanasi is not liable for missing or damaged equipment.
•The nearest recompression chamber is on Ambergris Caye. Hamanasi is a paid member of the group managing the chamber. A portion of our dive fees is paid over to the Recompression Chamber. This contribution supports the chamber and reduces your fees in the unlikely event that you would need to use the chamber.
•We strongly recommend DAN insurance, which can be purchased at Hamanasi Adventure Center.