-Quincy Judson (and Molly Watson)

Great Day Chasing Permit with a Talented Captain and Fisherman


My fishing (and life) partner, Molly, and I fished with Captain Dermin in early March, 2020. Captain Dermin and Vanessa are awesome people who run a professional operation. We spent one day permit fishing exclusively with fly gear on Dermin’s boat, the Sweet V, and we had a great time. Both Molly and I had genuine shots at permit, and I hooked (and broke off) the biggest permit I’ve ever had on my line. 

We fished for as long as we could given the conditions and Dermin worked hard to get us on fish. Dermin knows the waters around Placencia very well and was able to use that knowledge to squeeze in a few more opportunities as the conditions changed and became more challenging in the afternoon. I’m not sure exactly how long we were out, but I would estimate that it was 7 or 8 hours. 

One thing that stood out to me as far as Captain Dermin’s instruction was that he spoke about permit theory more than other guides that we fished with. He would say something along the lines of “when the tide is here, and the wind is pushing in this direction, and the sun is at this point, then we will expect the fish to behave in this way, which will mean we need to approach from this direction and to present the fly in this way…” 

Obviously he is very knowledgeable about permit, and I learned a lot from fishing with him. Captain Dermin is also a positive guy, and a helpful guide to fish with when a permit breaks your heart. 

Lunch was tasty, and the cooler was stocked with waters, beers, and sports drinks. Overall we had a fantastic day fishing with Captain Dermin. I will book with Captain Dermin again next time we are in Placencia.


Belize 2019


This was my husband and my first trip to Belize. Thanks to our friends we traveled with, Kelly & Tex, we got to meet Dermin and his family. Dermin is the best captain! We had an adventure to Mojo Caye. On our way back, we encountered a group of dolphins that wanted to play! It was an amazing experience and a great memory! Dermin also knows where the good fishing spots are. He didn't disappoint and kept us well fed!

Paolo F

Fly fishing week may 2010


I’ve been fishing with Capt. Dermin Shivers since May 2010 together with my fishing buddy Alberto. Dermin is a very experienced fishing guide, he knows everything regarding Permit fishing and he always take you “on the fish”! I personally know many happy fly fishermen who have been guided by Dermin, and also I will come back very soon to fish with him!


Fabulous Tour, Fabulous tour guides


This is a private snorkeling trip that is a must-do. From the moment we stepped into the boat we knew this was a trip we were going to remember and thoroughly enjoy. 

The vibe was there and the captain and his helper were the greatest. The Captian knows his boat and how to ride the waves. Vanessa was also very fun and informative. Great crew. 

The tour guide was incredibly informative with all the coral reefs. We went to Ray Caye and silk Caye. 

We got to slide off a slide into the ocean, eat a delicious lunch (Not provided in price but the prices were very good and well worth it), relax and swim for an hour, Then we boated to Silk Caye island and did some incredible snorkeling Swam with nurse sharks, turtles, and stingrays. They provided drinks. The trip was worth every penny. Thanks, Y'all We hope to return.


Snorkeling out of Placencia, Belize


Had a great time on a day of snorkling with Captain Dermin. Went out two days before the end of lobster season in Belize. We found lobster and had a great lunch on one of the keys. Even saw a pod of dolphins on the way back into shore.