Belize Journals

Belize Spring 2005

A March 2005 trip to Belize by StephCat

Lodge at St Georges Cay Photo, Belize, Central America More Photos
Quote: When Hurricane Ivan destroyed the Cayman Diving Lodge, Dave and I had to find a new 2005 spring break dive destination. We chose St George's Cay in Belize.

Belize Spring 2005

Overview

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Belize has a wonderful barrier reef to explore via scuba diving. Depending on the time of year you can see various sharks (including whale sharks) and rays. The variety of invertebretes and fish was very good. The majority of the sites we dove had very healthy coral.

The Belize Zoo is well worth a visit.

Quick Tips:

Undercurrent is a great source for info on the various dive operators.

Best Way To Get Around:

We stayed on a Caye and were picked up from and brought to the airport as part of our travel package -- it made things very simple.

Lodge at St George's Cay

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Hotel

Lodge at St George's Cay Photo, Belize, Central America
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Our flight arrived late in the afternoon in Belize City. We were met at the airport and taken via a wonderfully air-conditioned van to the dock in Belize City, where we took a small boat to St George's Caye. The Lodge has smaller rooms in the main building and larger, over-water cabins on the west side of the Caye. The website does have a lot of information and pictures as well. We stayed in one of the over-water cabins. It was comfortable and roomy, with more than enough room for our clothes and luggage. Our diving gear was kept elsewhere by the Lodge (rinsed nightly by the staff for us). The cabin was a litt...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 12, 2005

Lodge at St George's Cay
St. George's Caye
Belize City, Belize
011-501-220-4444

Lodge at St George's Caye Photo, Belize, Central America
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Meals at the Lodge were included in our trip. Meals are served family-style in the main lodge building. The food was very good and plentiful, although not particularly fancy. Some sort of fresh-baked bread was included with each meal. Soup (different each time) was served with lunch and dinner. Main dishes included vegetables, fish, or other meats and rice or potatoes. Desserts were served after lunch and dinner as well. Fresh juice and coffee was brought to our cabin each morning before breakfast. Hors d’ouvres were served before dinner nightly. The best were the conch fritters–-I’d never had conch before, and these were incredible–-the meat literally melted in my mouth. Someon...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 12, 2005

Lodge at St George's Caye
St George's Caye
Belize City, Belize
011-501-220-4444

Diving Belize

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Attraction

Diving Belize Photo, Belize City, Belize
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I usually research my dive trips through Undercurrent.org, a site/newsletter exclusively for divers, and we chose to Fred Good’s St George’s Lodge, in large part because of reviews by other divers regarding Fred. Note that the Lodge was sold prior to our trip, and we weren’t notified, but Fred was still there as divemaster for the first part of our trip. I told Fred I wanted to improve my diving, and I did with his advice. Dave (husband) and I got Nitrox-certified while at the Lodge. Fred is a big believer in the added safety of Nitrox/ Enriched Air for diving and has been diving himself exclusively with Nitrox for years. We did all our dives on Nitrox and enjoyed incre...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 12, 2005

Diving Belize
St George's Caye
Belize City, Belize

Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center

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Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center Photo, Belize City, Belize
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The Belize Zoo is a small, well-kept and run zoo that features the indigenous wildlife, all individuals of which have been rescued. Hand-lettered signs give background information on the species, as well as the particular animal. The enclosures are not huge but appear to be roomy enough for the animals and have a lot of vegetation. We're not talking old-style concrete cages and bars, but rather more naturalistic enclosures that still allow the visitor good views of the animals. The cats, of course, drew a lot of attention. I have to admit to a soft spot for tapirs, since I was lucky enough to be able to work with ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 12, 2005

Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center
Mile 29 Western Highway
Belize City, Belize
(0)220 8004