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Amigos Del Mar Dive Shop
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Owner description: Established in 1987, Amigos Del Mar is a SSI and SDI resort facility which specializes in full-service diving, instruction, snorkeling, and fishing expeditions and is ideally situated in the heart of San Pedro Town. Our boats provide a convenient complimentary pick-up service at most of the island's major hotel docking establishments. We provide local diving expeditions on a daily basis starting with two dives at 9 am and two afternoon dives commencing at 1 pm. Night dives are also available upon request. In addition to the local diving excursions, trips to Belize's renowned offshore atolls including Turneffe, "The Elbow", Turneffe North, and The Great Blue Hole situated at Lighthouse Reef are also available. All offshore packages are full day excursions which consist of three dives and include continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks.
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Great staff! Great food on the Blue Hole excursion! Very knowledgeable! Well worth EVERY penny You get FAR more than you pay for!

Thank Jamie O
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Amigos Del Mar really live up to their name - their operation is all about professional excellence and friendly assistance. Right from the pick up at our hotel, Mata Rocks, by speed boat from our own dock, we enjoyed the service. Kitting up was quick and accurate and breakfast snacks.juice and coffee the beginning of a constant service of food and drink to keep us sustained for the three dives of the day.
Thank goodness for their large boat because the 2 and half hour trip to the Blue Hole is long and bumpy - we almost needed seat belts at times - though there is so much room you never feel crowded.
The dive briefing was really clear and comprehensive, making the deep dive at the Blue Hole very safe and everything was as expected. Saw a turtle closeup and shark in the distance on the way down too.
Snacks kept us sustained until -
The next dive was fun as there were lots of fish, including two reef shark which seemed interested in us.
We docked on an island for lunch and out came abundant and tasty chicken, mashed potato and rice and even coconut pie.
The third and last dive at the Aquarium was just as the name suggested - lots of lovely reef fish.
Back on board for the trip home, out came celebratory drinks in the form of Pina Coladas
and a Snickers chocolate bar as well as lots more fruit.
We waddled off the boat and didnt have dinner that night as we were too full of the great food!
Not wanting to sound like the food was all I remember I hastily want to say that the staff really are the treasure of this dive company.
Nothing was too much trouble for the guys who did everything to make the dive entries and exits so easy for the divers and always had happy smiles and reassuring hands-on support at the right time.
We are older divers (close to 70) and noticed this and appreciated it - thanks so much to Mata Rocks for booking us and to all at Amigos Dell Mar for taking such good care of us!

Thank DrJanetHall
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

The diving experience with Amigos Del Mar Dive Shop was awesome. They are professional and friendly folks both on the boats and in the office. My wife, both sons and myself took their large boat from San Pedro to the Blue Hole. Their were about 20 divers who experienced the trip and the boar was large and stable enough to make the trip enjoyable despite the choppy ocean weather in a portion of the trip. My wife and one of ours sons were not certified for diving so they and a few other passengers snorkeled. There were three dives during the trip, the first of which was the famous Blue Hole. Awesome! Lunch aboard was catered by the crew and contained healthy and good food in quantities. While docked at the outer island for lunch, the competitor company was their as well. This boat was small and basically an open boat with a covered awning. These folks charge less, but as a lifelong mariner, I would not have liked being aboard that boat during the choppy conditions. The Amigos Del Mar boat had to bring all f their passengers back to San Pedro that day because a layer of fiberglass coating on the bottom of their hull broke loose in the choppy weather. Go Amigos Del Mar Dive Shop!

1  Thank mdindio
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Very well run dive operation with a 52 foot (seemingly new) boat for trips out to The Blue Hole.

We did the all-day Blue Hole trip and had a blast. The whole day is an adventure to the atoll where you get to dive The Blue Hole (and say I did it!) and then a couple of wall dives. Staff was great. I had a problem breathing when I hit 135 feet and the dive master assisted me back to surface. Very scary situation. Got to see sharks, turtles, moray eels, etc.

Would definitely use them again when and if we return to San Pedro.....

Thank skiandscuba_000
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Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

We came asking for help and they answered all of our questions and referred us to an expert. They have excellent customer service!!

Thank GAPG
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