“Giant Stride For C-Dog”

While we were closed in September for yearly renovations, Dive Master Shawn Lozano better known as “C-Dog” took time out of his vacation to go to Honduras and attend the PADI Instructor Development Course with Utila Divers. The course is run by Andy Phillips and it took two weeks to complete. It  entailed long days of class and water works culminating  in a two day exam which he sailed thru. C-Dog has now join the ranks of PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and he is very enthusiastic for this coming season as a Hamanasi Instructor. He is looking forward to creating fantastic new divers and impart his knowledge of the marine environment with his new students.  Hamanasi is very proud of his efforts and wishes him the best of luck!

Hamanasi’s New Custom 45′ Dive Boat Arrives

IT’S HERE!  “Hopkins Divers”, Hamanasi’s in-house PADI Dive Center, just received a new custom-built 45′ dive boat!  This boat is equipped with three 200 hp 4-stroke Suzuki engines and will be an exciting addition to the Hamanasi fleet!  The arrival is  a great kick-off for the 2010 Whale Shark season, as well as our daily Barrier Reef dives and the beautiful Belizean Atolls! 

Hopkins Divers 45'

Hamanasi Gets a New Look…On Our Blog!

Hamanasi is very excited to announce the launch of our new blog “Hamanasi Happenings”!  The new and improved look is beautiful, user-friendly, and you can send interesting posts straight to Facebook and Twitter and see a spectacular photo gallery in Flickr.  So check it out and spread the word!

                                   The Hamanasi Team

Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort, Hopkins Village, Belize

Hamanasi Attends Green Globe Eco-Friendly Workshop

Green Globe International Sensitization Workshop

Members of Hamanasi’s “Green Team” attended the Green Globe Sensitization Workshop on July 30th, 2009, in Punta Gorda Town, Belize.
This workshop was an introduction to the International Center of Responsible Tourism and Belize Third World Conference that will be held in October. The workshop was presented by Mr. Abil Castaneda. ICRT is based out of Leeds Metropolitan University in England.

Belize won the bid to have the 2009 Third World Conference to be held for the first time in Central America.
Special presentation was given by Mr. Guido Bauer, CEO of Green Globe International.
Mr. Guido gave detailed information on the process for certification, products and programs, and the benefits of Green Globe International certification for maximizing sustainability with RevMax, Green Globe Index and Green Pass.
Hamanasi’s primary goal is to be certified by this renowned certifying agency. We are in the process of registering for Green Globe certification and are on track to be certified by end of the year, 2009.