My first trip to Belize was in 2003. Most of my time was spent with friends in Cayo, with a couple side trips. One to Guatemala to the outdoor bazaar and another to Placencia to dive.
I was not impressed with the diving but then Seahorse Dive Shop there really screwed up the day.
I had an opportunity to dive in Belize again, in 2006, while in port during a cruise. We went with Hugh Parkey’s outfit and the difference was incredible!