Thursday, March 1, 2007
The first time I visited Anthony's Key was because they had a 48' Pro Dive boat for sale and I had flown in from Belize to check it out. An agreement was made to purchase it for my dive shop in Belize and I set about spending a couple of days diving.
I'm willing to bet there are very few places in the world that have built as perfect a dive operation as Anthony's Key.
With 11, yes 11 dedicated dive boats lined up waiting to take you diving to locations as close a merely five minutes away, Anthony's Key is a divers paradise.
Night dives, shore dives, open water dives, wall dives, dolphin dives... you name it, they've thought of it. They are even home to The Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences.
My favorite part of the stay, on my second time back to check on progress on the boat, was the Dolphin Dive, where I actually got to stay in an enclosed but very large pen with a number of dolphins and basically play pitch and catch with some sea kelp.
On my third trip back to pick up the boat and bring it back to Belize, I tried it all. Their night diving, some shore diving, which was simply spectacular less than 100 feet from the Island's shoreline, wall diving. I loved it... and I loved the key the rooms were on, complete to a t with the Key deer roaming around the property.
Don't miss this place.