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Belize Dive Haven?

Discussion in 'Belize' started by maj2, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. 2skidivers

    2skidivers New

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Colorado
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    Even at 50% off Belize Dive Haven is overpriced, even for Belize. We were there in Sept. Look for our trip advisor review
     
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  2. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    14,449
    10,879
    Very helpful review, thanks.
     
  3. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Toronto
    1,580
    1,453
    Anyone heard any updates on this hotel- ‘resort’?
     
  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    There's some newer reviews up on TripAdvisor but they don't overly inform me.

    I'd like to know if there's still a surcharge for diving Halmoon Caye. I know that the diving is very good Caribbean diving out that way but Halfmoon Caye is my happy place.
     
  5. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    14,449
    10,879
    I've been periodically tracking Dive Haven since last summer. It appears that they have had trouble/delays in finishing off the construction and adding the amenities. It does appear that they have nitrox now and offer 3 boat dives/day, no shore diving. I wonder how frequently they get over to Lighthouse Reef? Perhaps some SBers will get there and post a detailed review.

    It appears that the SB Surge will be there in a little less than a year ScubaBoard SURGE 2021 Belize Package Deal. I would guess we will get plenty of feedback then. Will give the resort some more time to get ready.
     
  6. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Toronto
    1,580
    1,453
    I really hope they sort it all out before the guys get there. It’s a great location but the absurd propaganda has put me off a little.

    Website claim: ‘this is the greatest resort in the universe and makes the 4 season look like a dump, Sir Hakim is a genius of hotels and business lucky deals! ’

    First hand report ‘this place is a dump and shouldn’t be open for business’

    I’m sure they will sort it out this year...it would be a great group spot...the report of the 50% discount still being 90% overpriced was a killer, but they have a lot of funding, so I’m sure it will hit the mark soon.
     
  7. Downing

    Downing Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Portland, Oregon
    1,917
    657
    Hmmm. Whoever came up with the idea of taking a large group there in a year is definitely a risk taker. So many well established places to stay in Belize. I'm really surprised they chose this one, even though large group accommodations aren't easy or cheap to come by out on the atoll.

    Good thing it's nearly a year off as it seems like Dive Haven still isn't ready for prime time.

    Those reviews will probably make or break the place as far as this board is concerned.

    I hope for everyone's sake it goes well.

    Does it really state that it makes the "4 season" look like a dump? That's um, weird. It's bad practice to try to make yourself look good by badmouthing the competition. Plus, unless I missed something there's no 4 Seasons in Belize. I've never stayed at a 4 Seasons, but I have enjoyed drinks or dinner in them. They aren't dumps. In fact, they're the very opposite.
     
  8. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Toronto
    1,580
    1,453
    Which emphasizes the absurdity of the propaganda.. it’s quite evident that the reviews were terrible and some bright spark in the hakim family PR machine asked extended family members to post absurdly gratifying reviews akin to a gulf war ‘comical Ali’ press conference..
    there is no way I would risk it unless I had a first hand account of it being at least 4/5 from someone I trusted.
    the joint stinks of fyre festival ripoff until they sort it out..
     
  9. Joneill

    Joneill ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: New Jersey, USA
    1,917
    1,821
    Agreed - shows it’s a planted, fake review!!!
     
  10. salth2owannabe

    salth2owannabe Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Idaho
    376
    133
    We stayed at TIR for 10 days in December and never saw one of Dive Haven's boats, which made me very happy. I asked the TIR staff about Dive Haven's activity and they said they rarely see any sign of them even though you can see the ugly white thing at a distance. You can gather I'm not too fond of it and I think a resort of that size has no business being out on Turneffe Atoll. I'm very concerned that a resort with that large a foot print can only negatively impact the atoll.
     

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