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SUN DANCER 2

The Sun Dancer II is part of the worldwide Dancer Fleet liveaboards and, as anyone who has experienced a cruise with Dancer Fleet knows, you can expect high levels of service and reliability. It is a large and stable 42 metre motor boat that accommodates up 20 guests. At a top speed of 14 knots you can be whisked from one great Belize dive site to another in next to no time The Sun Dancer II has a total of 10 cabins. There are 7 Deluxe twin/double bed cabins and 2 Master double bed cabins, all with large windows, on the main deck; and 1 double or twin bed Owner's suite with porthole on the lower deck. All these cabins have private bathrooms and entertainment systems. Cabins have a daily run-down service and guests receive a cabin wake-up coffee service.

 SPECIFICATIONS

SAMPLE ITINERARY

SCHEDULES 2015

SCHEDULES 2016

SCHEDULES 2017

DIVE SITES

SUN DANCER 2 SPECIFICATIONS

Deck plan of Sun Dancer Liveaboard showing sun deck, upper deck, lower deck and main deck

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Twin diesel engines on all steel and aluminum yachts

Two or more generators, 110-208 ac voltage, each capable of supplying the yachts needs independently

Two SCUBA air compressors with cascade storage

Nitrox membrane system  with cascade storage

Watermaker with ample storage

Support dinghies with outboard motors for shore excursions and scuba diving

ONBOARD SAFETY

Hang bar for safety stops (where necessary)

Complete First Aid Kit and medical supplies

D.A.N. Oxygen System with 100% demand regulator

Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

Fire and Smoke Detection Systems

Fire extinguishers and Fire Fighting Equipment

406 EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon

Life rafts & rescue craft

Life jackets equipped with lights and whistles for all passengers and crew

Full Complement of Safety and Rescue Equipment

Emergency flares

NAVIGATION

Radar

Magnetic Compass

Depth sounders

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

COMMUNICATION

Multiple VHF radios

Long Range Single Side Band Radio

Satellite Phone (where necessary)

Satellite Email (where necessary)

ENTERTAINMENT

Shore excursions to cays and beaches (where available)

Snorkeling and scuba diving

Digital underwater photography

Entertainment center, featuring a TV, DVD, stereo player and an assortment of movies and books

OTHER AMENITIES

Partially covered sun deck with chaise lounges, complete wet bar, CD Stereo player, and hot tub *

BBQ grill area

Full-service galley, freezer, and refrigerator storage

Comfortable swim platform with (2) warm freshwater showers, fin storage and (2) water exit ladders

Dive deck with personal gear lockers for in-place air/nitrox fill stations, rinse tanks and camera table with low pressure air hoses

Scuba diving equipment rentals and complimentary “loaners” if your equipment malfunctions or is delayed

Weights, weight belts, 80 cu. ft. aluminum tanks with  standard  yoke valves

DIN adapters *

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BELIZE

Belize is a wall diver's paradise. Sheer walls like Painted Wall, Half Moon Caye Wall and Quebrada are adorned with huge crimson gorgonians and giant orange elephant ear sponges. Moray eels, spiny lobsters and tiny arrow crabs hide in every crack, crevice, cave and tunnels of these beautiful coral formations. These are just a few things you will see at Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Cay and Turneffe Reef.

 

Every Saturday at 6 pm, the luxurious Sun Dancer II casts off from the Radisson Ft. George dock, located in the heart of downtown Belize City for a week of hassle-free diving to Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Cay and the famous Blue Hole. The mystical Blue Hole, a collapsed freshwater cave system is approximately 1000 feet across and over 400 feet deep. The Blue Hole was made famous by ocean pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau who declared it one of the Top Ten Dive Sites in the World. In 1971, he brought his ship, the Calypso, to the Blue Hole to chart its depths. Once descended into the Blue Hole guests will see beautiful vertical stalactite formations.

 

Diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday before lunch when the Sun Dancer II returns to port. Sunday through Thursday there is unlimited diving throughout the day and a night dive each evening.  Friday a half day of diving is offered. A trip to this Central American paradise isn’t complete without a visit to Belize’s Mayan ruins, a cave tubing ride through the jungle, or a canopy tour through the tree tops. Tours are offered on Friday afternoon, but an extended stay is recommended to fully enjoy the wonders of Belize. Guests may enjoy the Radisson Ft. George Hotel pool facility and bar area on Saturday free of charge.

 

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:

Belize, Central America is located on the Yucatan Peninsula approximately 250 miles south of Cancun. It borders Mexico to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the east and Guatemala to the west and south.

 

Most major airlines fly into Belize City: American, Continental, Delta, US Airways, United and Taca. There are many direct flights from the US and several connecting flights for the UK and Canada. Recommended Hotels: Radisson Ft. George (walking distance to yacht), DuPlooys Jungle Lodge & Chaa Creek, Cayo District – Rain Forest (2 hours from Belize City), Ramons Village (Ambergris Cay).

 

Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.

 

Arrival/Boarding/Departure:

Guests will be met by a crewmember in uniform at the Belize City (BZE) International Airport and transferred to the yachts. Guests may board Saturday between 3 pm - 6 pm. At 6 pm the yacht departs for its night anchorage to prepare for diving Sunday morning. After a full week of diving, the Sun Dancer II returns back to the Radisson Ft. George dock in Belize City Friday afternoon after lunch. Check-out is Saturday morning at 8 am. Transportation is provided back to the Belize City International Airport Saturday morning.

 

Taxes & Fees:

 USD $95 Port Fee paid onboard, $40 airport departure tax (paid in cash at airport).

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Rates are quoted in USD per person for 7 night packages unless stated. ~ Single Supplement/Private Stateroom: 65% surcharge on full charter rate. Guarantees an individual traveler a private room.

Start Date End Date # Days Type Booking details Deluxe Cabin Master Cabin
01-31-2015 02-07-2015 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
02-07-2015 02-14-2015 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
02-14-2015 02-21-2015 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
02-21-2015 02-28-2015 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
02-28-2015 03-07-2015 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
03-07-2015 03-14-2015 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
03-14-2015 03-21-2015 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
03-21-2015 03-28-2015 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
03-28-2015 04-04-2015 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
04-11-2015 04-18-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2495 $2695
04-18-2015 04-25-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2495 $2695
04-25-2015 05-02-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2495 $2695
05-02-2015 05-09-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals FULL FULL
05-09-2015 05-16-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals - Group 1 $2495 $2695
05-16-2015 05-23-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals - Group 1 $2495 $2695
05-23-2015 05-30-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals - Group 1 $2495 $2695
05-30-2015 06-06-2015 7 Belize/Belize Whole Group FULL FULL
06-06-2015 06-13-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2495 $2695
06-13-2015 06-20-2015 7 Belize/Belize Whole Group FULL FULL
06-20-2015 06-27-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals - Group 1
06-27-2015 07-04-2015 7 Belize/Belize Whole Group FULL FULL
07-04-2015 07-11-2015 7 Belize/Belize Whole Group FULL FULL
07-11-2015 07-18-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2495 $2695
07-18-2015 07-25-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2495 $2695
07-25-2015 08-01-2015 7 Belize/Belize Group 1 - Group 2 $2495 $2695
08-01-2015 08-08-2015 7 Belize/Belize Whole Group FULL FULL
08-08-2015 08-15-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2495 $2695
08-15-2015 08-22-2015 7 Belize/Belize Dive the World 25% Off $2495 $2695
08-22-2015 08-29-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2495 $2695
08-29-2015 09-05-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2495 $2695
09-05-2015 09-12-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2495 $2695
10-24-2015 10-31-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2495 $2695
10-31-2015 11-07-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2495 $2695
11-07-2015 11-14-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals - Group 1 $2495 $2695
11-14-2015 11-21-2015 7 Belize/Belize Dive the World 25% Off $2495 $2695
11-21-2015 11-28-2015 7 Belize/Belize Whole Group FULL FULL
11-28-2015 12-05-2015 7 Belize/Belize Dive the World 25% Off $2495 $2695
12-05-2015 12-12-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2495 $2695
12-12-2015 12-19-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2495 $2695
12-19-2015 12-26-2015 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2495 $2695
12-26-2015 01-02-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2495 $2695

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmationation from us.

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Rates are quoted in USD per person for 7 night packages unless stated. ~ Single Supplement/Private Stateroom: 65% surcharge on full charter rate. Guarantees an individual traveler a private room.

Start Date End Date # Days Type Booking details Deluxe Cabin Master Cabin
01-02-2016 01-09-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals FULL FULL
01-09-2016 01-16-2016 7 Belize/Belize Whole Group FULL FULL
01-23-2016 01-30-2016 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
01-30-2016 02-06-2016 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
02-06-2016 02-13-2016 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
02-13-2016 02-20-2016 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
02-20-2016 02-27-2016 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
02-27-2016 03-05-2016 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
03-05-2016 03-12-2016 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
03-12-2016 03-19-2016 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
03-19-2016 03-26-2016 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
03-26-2016 04-02-2016 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Whole Group FULL FULL
04-09-2016 04-16-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals FULL FULL
04-16-2016 04-23-2016 7 Belize/Belize Dive With the Owner-Wayne Brown $2595 $2795
04-23-2016 04-30-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals - Group 1 $2595 $2795
04-30-2016 05-07-2016 7 Belize/Belize Group Only (Whole boat) $2595 $2795
05-07-2016 05-14-2016 7 Belize/Belize Whole Group FULL FULL
05-14-2016 05-21-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
05-21-2016 05-28-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals - Group 1 FULL FULL
05-28-2016 06-04-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals - Group 1
06-04-2016 06-11-2016 7 Belize/Belize Whole Group FULL FULL
06-11-2016 06-18-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals - Group 1 FULL FULL
06-18-2016 06-25-2016 7 Belize/Belize Whole Group FULL FULL
06-25-2016 07-02-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
07-02-2016 07-09-2016 7 Belize/Belize Whole Group $2595 $2795
07-09-2016 07-16-2016 7 Belize/Belize Whole Group FULL FULL
07-16-2016 07-23-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
07-23-2016 07-30-2016 7 Belize/Belize Dive the World 25% Off $2595 $2795
07-30-2016 08-06-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
08-06-2016 08-13-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
08-13-2016 08-20-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
08-20-2016 08-27-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
08-27-2016 09-03-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
09-03-2016 09-13-2016 10 Belize/Belize 10 nights at 7 night rate $2595 $2795
09-14-2016 09-24-2016 10 Belize/Belize 10 nights at 7 night rate $2595 $2795
09-24-2016 10-01-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals FULL FULL
10-01-2016 10-08-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
10-08-2016 10-15-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
10-15-2016 10-22-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
10-22-2016 10-29-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
10-29-2016 11-05-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
11-05-2016 11-12-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals FULL FULL
11-12-2016 11-19-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals FULL FULL
11-19-2016 11-26-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals FULL FULL
11-26-2016 12-03-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals FULL FULL
12-03-2016 12-10-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals FULL FULL
12-10-2016 12-17-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals FULL FULL
12-17-2016 12-24-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals FULL FULL
12-24-2016 12-31-2016 7 Belize/Belize Individuals
12-31-2016 01-07-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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Rates are quoted in USD per person for 7 night packages unless stated. ~ Single Supplement/Private Stateroom: 65% surcharge on full charter rate. Guarantees an individual traveler a private room.

Start Date End Date # Days Type Booking details Deluxe Cabin Master Cabin
01-07-2017 01-14-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals FULL FULL
01-21-2017 01-28-2017 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Group Only (Whole boat) FULL FULL
01-28-2017 02-04-2017 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Group Only (Whole boat) FULL FULL
02-04-2017 02-11-2017 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Group Only (Whole boat) FULL FULL
02-11-2017 02-18-2017 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Group Only (Whole boat) FULL FULL
02-18-2017 02-25-2017 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Group Only (Whole boat) FULL FULL
02-25-2017 03-04-2017 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Group Only (Whole boat) FULL FULL
03-04-2017 03-11-2017 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Group Only (Whole boat) FULL FULL
03-11-2017 03-18-2017 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Group Only (Whole boat) FULL FULL
03-18-2017 03-25-2017 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Group Only (Whole boat) FULL FULL
03-25-2017 04-01-2017 7 Puerto Plata/Puerto Plata Group Only (Whole boat) FULL FULL
04-08-2017 04-15-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals FULL FULL
04-15-2017 04-22-2017 7 Belize/Belize Dive With the Owner-Wayne Brown FULL FULL
04-22-2017 04-29-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
04-29-2017 05-06-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
05-06-2017 05-13-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
05-13-2017 05-20-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
05-20-2017 05-27-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
05-27-2017 06-03-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
06-03-2017 06-10-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
06-10-2017 06-17-2017 7 Belize/Belize Whole Group FULL FULL
06-17-2017 06-24-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
06-24-2017 07-01-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
07-01-2017 07-08-2017 7 Belize/Belize Whole Group FULL FULL
07-15-2017 07-22-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
07-22-2017 07-29-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
07-29-2017 08-05-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
08-05-2017 08-12-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
08-12-2017 08-19-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
08-19-2017 08-26-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
08-26-2017 09-02-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
09-02-2017 09-12-2017 10 Belize/Belize I10 nights at 7 night rate $2595 $2795
09-13-2017 09-23-2017 10 Belize/Belize 10 nights at 7 night rate $2595 $2795
09-23-2017 09-30-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
09-30-2017 10-07-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
10-07-2017 10-14-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
11-25-2017 12-02-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
12-02-2017 12-09-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
12-09-2017 12-16-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
12-16-2017 12-23-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795
12-23-2017 12-30-2017 7 Belize/Belize Individuals $2595 $2795

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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BELIZE DIVE SITES

BELIZE DIVE SITE INFORMATION

Angel Fish Wall

Belize Dive SitesMany friendly Grey angel fish give this site its name. The top of the wall teems with small fish. Eagle rays and an occasional shark cruise the wall.

 

Aquarium

A sheer drop-off begins around 30’, with an abundance of fish life at the top. About 40’-60’ deep along the wall are large baffel sponges, giant deep water sea fans, and the richest collection of deep water gorgonians almost anywhere in the world. Giant elephant ear sponges, yellow tube sponges and azure vase sponges make this a very colorful area. Comical groupings of spotted truck fish are often seen on top of the wall, and the very corner of this reef is a very good place to see reef sharks, big black groupers, swirling schools of horse eyed jacks and hawksbill or green sea turtles.

 

Black Beauty

Known for sightings of turtles and eagle rays, this area features long mounds of coral with sandy bottom channels. Wall begins around 50 feet.

 

Blue Hole

The world’s largest blue hole, it was made famous by Jacques Cousteau in the 1970’s. The first shelf of this collapsed underground cavern begins at 110’. Here stalactites descend from the ceiling. A healthy reef exists around the edge of the blue hole and is home to an abundance of juvenile sea life, as well as schools of parrot fish, squid, flaming scallops and several varieties of angel fish. These shallows are great for diving or snorkeling.

 

Cathedral

Colorful formations resembling cathedral steeples with sandy cuts in between signify this site. This site is home to many black groupers and jacks, as well as three species of angel fish, scorpion fish, several varieties of eels and silver sides. Spanish dancers are sometimes sighted on the night dives.

 

Eagle Ray Wall

More arrow blennies that you will probably see anywhere else, plus loads of decorator crabs.

 

Elbow

This advanced dive boasts one of the best opportunities to see large pelagics such as eagle rays and reef and hammerhead sharks. Strong currents are often present.

 

Elk Horn Forest

Located on the east side of Long Caye, the shallows grow large mounds of lettuce leaf coral that projects towards the depths. In the shallows are elk horn corals inhabited by numerous species of juvenile fish.

 

Grand Bogue

This site is home to the elusive white spotted, white lined and large-eyed toadfish.

 

Half Moon Caye

Weather Permitting, the Belize Aggressor III anchors just off the caye. Guests are shuttled to the island and enjoy a relaxing walk along the beach to the bird sanctuary. Here you can observe red footed booby birds and frigate birds from observation deck built at the canopy level. Located on the east end of the island is an historic light house built in 1848, which by the way is the lighthouse for which the atoll is named. The guests may have the opportunity to snorkel with several nurse sharks around the docks of this tropical island.

 

Half Moon Caye Wall

Marked by tunnels and grooves which slope down toward the open water, several different species of grouper and snapper can be seen in the tunnels. Just off the wall, one can spot eagle rays, sharks and turtles.

 

Long Caye Wall

Named for a protruding ridge of reefs and numerous swim throughs with grooves which cut the wall running directly to the open sea. Interesting soft corals and sponges are abundant here, and many eels are found here, as well.

 

Painted Wall

There are many clusters of small painted tunicates, within the depths of 40 - 70’. These walls have shallows inhabited by species of parrot fish, black durgeon, queen trigger fish, and many more. The sheer walls begin around 25’ and are overhung in many places with black coral trees and rope sponges covered with light bulb tunicates.

 

Que Brada

Named for a cut in the reef (the wall and shallows), this is an extremely sheer and active stretch of wall. Because it projects out into the current, the extra flow of plankton around it supports an incredibly rich diversity of marine animals. Green moray eels, spotted drum, lobster, crabs, and tarpon on the night dives.

 

Silver Caves

The large swim through is frequently inhabited by thousands of silver sides, and the vertical wall starts in only 35’ of water. Lots of big black groupers collect under the boat, as do the ubiquitous school of horse-eyed jacks, yellow tailed snappers, and Creole wrasses.

 

Tarpon Caves

A tall reef buttress rises straight up from the whitest powder sand to within 30’-35’ of the surface and is honeycombed with caves and cuts. This vertical wall is covered with huge yellow tube sponges, black coral trees and monster barrel sponges projecting from the many small ledges. The sand areas are rich in garden eels, midnight parrot fish, razor fish and southern stingrays. Tarpon patrol the inside edge of the reef. This dive site features several tunnels and chimneys in which tarpon and grouper like to hide.

 

Triple Anchor

Three anchors are very well hidden on a beautiful reef in 45-feet of water. Look for big Barrel Sponges, Eagle Rays and a cleaning station.

 

West Point 1 & 2

The visibility at these sites is highly dependent upon winds and tides, but the labyrinth of reef buttresses makes this site great even when visibility is down. The walls are very vertical and start in only 20’ - 25’ of water. Loads of black coral and deep water gorgonians abound, as do giant barrel sponges and red finger sponges. You are likely to see mangrove tunicates here. The shallow sandy area is alive with garden eels, peacock flounders, and southern stingrays. In the sandy areas, blue throated pike blennies can be found.

 

Wreck of the Sayonara

Remains of a 50’ boat with coral growth around the wreck and numerous barrel sponges, along with many other sponge varieties.

BELIZE DIVE SITE MAP

Map showing scuba diving sites in Belize accessible with The Sun Dancer Liveaboard

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