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post #4 of Old 05-17-2004
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Strange rumors about Belize being anti-American...

I''ve been to Belize and dived there. It is, indeed, a very poor country and, as for crime, they probably do not descriminate among nationalities. I was in Belize City and then offshore on the atolls in a dive boat so my experience is not typical. Belize City is fine during the day but I would not venture out at night. (There is no reason to as nothing is open anyway.) As for the atolls; there was no one there so no problems. I have a female friend that has been to Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker on many occasions and hasn''t had a problem. Like all poor countries - and i have been to many - you simply need to be careful. Don''t carry around alot of cash, dont wear jewelry or expensive watches, etc. You will be fine. The diving/snorkeling is some of the best in the world; bring your gear or rent it there. Good luck. Have a great time.

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