“The Beasts of Belize: Jungles and waters teem with rare species”

Wild Adventures in Belize

In April of 2006, travelers Karen Catchpole (writer) and Eric Mohl (photographer) embarked on the “Trans-Americas Journey”, a five year, 200,000 mile cross-country and cross-continental drive.  Their adventures took them recently to Hamanasi and many other parts of Belize.  The link below will take you to a recently published article describing their Belizean adventures!

“The Beasts of Belize”

Hamanasi Greens Its Dive Boat Fleet

Hamanasi's Hanou 45'

Hamanasi Greens Its Dive Boat Fleet

Just in time for the 2010 whale shark diving season, Hamanasi Adventure Dive Resort in Hopkins has added a new eco–friendly custom–built dive boat to its fleet. The Hanóu, which means “Trigger Fish” in native Garifuna, can carry up to 25 divers and features four–stroke engines, which dramatically reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency. For more information about Hamanasi and its dive packages,visit www.hamanasi.com.

Nature’s Surprises

Sometimes Mother Nature surprises you with an unexpected encounter that is beautiful and thrilling!  These dolphins kept divers entertained throughout their dive yesterday as they searched for whale sharks.  No whale shark sightings for the day, but happy divers for the experience!

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

Whale Sharks in Belize 2009!

As the Whale Shark season for 2009 comes to a close this week, it has been a very exciting year for diving at Hamansi Resort in Belize! The Whale Shark is the biggest fish in the sea, and divers are fortunate every year to be able to have an excellent chance at encountering these gentle giants during the full moon weeks of March, April, May and June.

Check out this video taken by a Hamanasi guest just last week!

Family Fun and Belize Adventure at Hamanasi Resort!

“I have to say that I have visited and dived in many places in the world – Kenya, Egypt, Maldives, Australia. Hawaii, the Persian Gulf and the Caribbean. I have to say truly that I loved Belize more than anywhere and especially Hamanasi.  Hamanasi is very similar to the world famous resort of Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.  But the accommodation is better and you can do more than just dive.  You also have Hopkins Village life and the fabulous inland trips to make as well.  On top of that the friendliness, humour and care provided by your staff is incredible. You cannot help but love them all especially Pauline, Stephanie, Mark and Norton.  They gave us such great times.  And the guides – Lorenzo, Pedro and Hartfield – enthusiastic, proud and informative.  I haven’t even got round to the diving.  Beautiful reefs and all the help you could need from the dive masters and guides.  On top of it all – I dived with whale sharks.
I just cannot thank you enough for such a great family holiday. We will be back.”
Love, Dr Kevin Jones, April 2009

You are most welcome Kevin!  We can’t wait to have you back!

2009 Whale Shark Season Approaches in Belize!

The Whale Shark Season for 2009 will soon be here!!! We are so fortunate here in Belize that each year during the months of April, May and June, during the full moon cycle, we have the privilege of diving with these majestic fish!


Whale Shark Season 2008 Hamansi Resort, Belize

The 2008 Whale Shark Season has begun in Belize!
Hamanasi is once again experiencing success in our efforts to give guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience at diving with the gentle giants. The first full moon cycle occurred in March, and Hamanasi’s highly experienced dive team took guests to Gladden Spit to see and enjoy one of the many special diving opportunities that is unique to Belize! 2007 brought many exciting
encounters with the whale sharks, and 2008 is off to a great start, as well!
Watch for new postings of guests’ experiences and photos soon!