2 independent reviews for Lionfish spearing marine conservation in Belize

Reviews for Lionfish spearing marine conservation in Belize

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review 30 Aug 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Hard to choose just one most memorable or exciting part, but if I have to choose, then it was snorkelling with the whale sharks. That was just amazing and we were so lucky to see them that close!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

One week is definitely not enough. I stayed two weeks and wish I could have stayed longer. Don't worry about finding accommodation prior/post the island stay or wandering what to do over the weekends, Jo at the operator is one of the most helpful persons I have ever met. Thanks again Jo for all your help!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, the project gives jobs to local people and provides important information for the fishery department. And of course helps with reducing the numbers of lionfish and raising awareness for marine conservation.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

The best diving vacation I did so far and it will be hard to beat. I learned so much about fish identification and substrates and this makes diving much more enjoyable.

review 6 Oct 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The entire trip was a blast! Multiple dives per day without another diver in sight, unspoiled beauty of the amazing reef, incredible food, etc. etc. Everything about this trip was memorable and exciting!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Although the island accommodations are comfortable and the staff is amazing, this is not a high-end luxury trip. The staff takes good care of you, but there are a few (modest) inconveniences such as no WiFi during the day, limited fresh water and limited electricity. These are good things if you are trying to get away from it all, but would be a challenge if you are trying to conduct business. Let's face it, you should not be conducting business on a SCUBA diving trip in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, but if you want to do that, you should find another location. If you want to focus on diving with a great bunch of people, you can't do much better than this.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Absolutely. We saw the benefits for the reef first hand and saw the economic benefits when we visited a restaurant on the mainland (Asha's Kitchen) which the operator supplies with lion fish. They also have several locals on staff and works hard to use local tour guides for trips.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Overall, this vacation exceeded my expectations.

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