TURNEFFE Elbow

The Miss Gina, our Pro 42 dive boat, carries up to 16 divers plus crew making it an excellent choice for dive groups and can also be used for dive trips to the Turneffe Atoll. The Lady Grace, our Newton 46 dive boat, can accommodate up to 24 divers plus crew and provides a comfortable outing for those wanting to dive Jacques Couteau’s Blue Hole.

TURNEFFE Elbow

Ambergris Caye

The Turneffe Atoll is Belize’s youngest and largest Atoll – 32 miles long and 8 miles wide. At the southern tip of the Atoll about a 2 ½ hour boat ride from the Ramon’s Village dock is an incredible drift dive known as the Turneffe Elbow. Recently rated #1 as a World Class Dive Site the Turneffe Elbow is another must do dive.

Upon arrival at the Elbow, our Ramon’s Village Divers dive masters will give a dive briefing, and then everyone will do a “giant stride” into the water. A maximum depth of 80–feet is planned, but shallower depths can be maintained per individual divers’ preferences. This is a multilevel dive that allows for about 40 minutes of bottom time. This dive normally has visibility of about 90–feet, and currents are constant. You drift along huge coral mounds consisting of hard corals and some of the largest barrel sponges you’ll ever see. Common as well, for deep water, are gorgonians and large schools of snapper, grouper, and horse–eyed jacks. At this site, the stronger the currents, the greater the abundance of marine life. The endless supply of micro–organisms drifting in the currents feed the small fish, which feed the larger fish and sharks.

The second and third dives on this trip will vary depending on crew, weather, and conditions for the day. Some of the dive sites commonly included are Billy Bob’s Wall, Sayonara, the Play Ground, and the Front Porch. These are wall dives ranging from 40–feet to 70–feet with an abundance of coral and fish. These dives will also last about 40 minutes before another safety stop for 3 minutes at 15–feet. Between the second and third dives, the crew serves lunch on board. You can’t go on shore while on this trip because of the rocky shallow shores around these Mangrove Islands. After the third dive you’ll begin heading back to Ramon’s Village Resort.

Snacks and juice will be served along the way. But don’t forget, Pineapples on the beach will be waiting to serve you a delicious dinner after your return, but it’s not included in the price of the dive. Take time to freshen up and join us at Pineapples on the beach for a great evening.

What to Bring:

Money for Park Fees and equipment rentals that are additional.

What's Included:

Boat, Guide, Tanks and Weights, 3 Dives, Continental Breakfast on the Ramons Village dock before departing and Sandwich lunch board. Departs 6:00AM and returns about 4:30PM. Requires a minimum of 10 persons or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Money for Park Fees and equipment rentals that are additional.

What's Included:

Boat, Guide, Tanks and Weights, 3 Dives, Continental Breakfast on the Ramons Village dock before departing and Sandwich lunch board. Departs 6:00AM and returns about 4:30PM. Requires a minimum of 10 persons or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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