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Belize / Sun Dancer Ii

21 November 2014 - 08:05 AM

Just back from another week of SCUBA diving aboard the Sun Dancer II in Belize.  Jerry Carcamo was the chef again and, as has been the case on previous trips, there were no problems whatsoever staying gluten-free.  In fact, I probably gained a couple of pounds.


As mentioned in previous posts, liveaboard dive boats are a great way to travel for celiacs.  There is one primary person doing the cooking and, once that person understands the dietary restrictions, problems are unlikely.


In regard to the diving, Belize is great.  Many people may not know that the barrier reef system off Belize is the second largest in the world after the Great Barrier Reef off Australia.  Additionally, the crew on the Sun Dancer II is simply amazing.  That is one of the main reasons my friends and I return just about every year now.

Brac Reef Resort, Little Cayman (Info Needed)

06 August 2014 - 05:39 PM

Does anyone have any experience w/ the Brac Reef Resort on Little Cayman?



M/v Cayman Aggressor Iv

18 March 2014 - 04:31 PM

I had a great week of SCUBA diving aboard the M/V Cayman Aggressor IV in the Cayman Islands the week of 3/1 to 3/8.


Kingsley Grant was the chef for the week and he did a wonderful job ensuring my meals were all gluten-free.  Additionally, he prepared delicious desserts as well as gluten-free snacks between dives. 


Gluten-free products are becoming more available in the Cayman Islands.  This provided Kingsley additional options, such as gluten-free flour for baking. 


As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I have found live-aboard dive boats to be a better option for dealing with a gluten-free diet than land-based resorts.

Copthorne Hotel, Dubai

04 February 2014 - 04:02 AM

On the way back to the U.S. after my trip to the Maldives, I had a 13 hour layover in Dubai.  Due to the length of the layover, Emirates Airlines provided me a hotel voucher which included airport transfers, a hotel room and 2 meals at the Copthorne Hotel.


The meals were buffet and there was enough of a selection that I could select enough to have both variety and a filling meal.  There were no problems with glutenings.

Traders Hotel / Male, Maldives

04 February 2014 - 03:57 AM

The last night of my trip to the Maldives, I stayed at the Traders Hotel in Male.  It was a great hotel and I really loved the room.


I ate twice in the hotel restaurant, once for breakfast and once for lunch.  Both meals were buffet.  Lunch had the option of buffet with the choice of one entrée from the menu.


Breakfast was easy because which buffet items I could and could not eat were easy to determine.


For lunch, I talked to the chef to determine which entrée selections were gluten-free.  He listened to me describe the diet and then selected an entrée from the list. 


Both meals were gluten-free and I had no problem with glutenings.