Scuba Diving Near Ambergris Caye

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Located less than one mile off the coast of Ambergris Caye is the Belize Barrier Reef, which is the second largest barrier reef in the world.  Every dive is different, and you could see everything from flourishing plant life to colorful fish swimming about, and most times you'll see both.

You'll find 9 dive operators, a variety of dive shops, and at least 9 different dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops worth considering are listed here:

Dive Shops Near Ambergris Caye
Name Phone Location
Amigo's Del Mar Dive Shop (501) 226-2706 San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye
Aqua Scuba Center (501) 226-4775 San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye
Blue Hole Dive Center (501) 226-2982 San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye
Bottom Time Dive Center (866) 201-5421 San Pedro
Reef Adventures Dive Shop (501) 226-2538 San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye
White Sands Dive Shop (501) 226-2405 San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye

If you're ready to take the plunge, you might want to check with Amigos Del Mar. Since 1997, this well-recommended dive center has been assisting tourists in finding the perfect underwater destinations for them. Featuring complimentary transportation services to and from most major hotels on the island, and offering four different dives a day, you can't go wrong with Amigos del Mar. They are found within San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye.

A second option is Portofino Diving. The Belize Reef is only a half mile off the coast, making it one of the top destinations for snorkelers. Daily guided trips to the reefs and other intriguing coastal locations are available to guests. They can be reached at (501) 678-5096.

Still another option is Ecologic Divers. Ecologic Divers has a multitude of diving trips and tours that are all the rage on Ambergris Caye, Belize. If you're new to the undersea adventure, they offer PADI diving courses to train you on all the basics of diving and can get you certified and out in the water in no time. They're located in San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye.

Details regarding diving services in the area are provided here:

Dive Operators Near Ambergris Caye
Name Phone Location
Ambergris Divers (501) 226-2634 San Pedro
Ambergris Divers (501) 226-2634 San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye
Ambergris Divers at Banana Beach (501) 226-2634 San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye
Amigos Del Mar (501) 226-2706 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Belize Diving Adventures (501) 226-3082 0.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central San Pedro
Ecologic Divers (501) 226-4118 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Portofino Diving (501) 678-5096 Central Ambergris Caye
Ramons Village Diving (800) 624-4215 San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye
Tranquility Bay Resort Diving (501) 236-5880 5.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Ambergris Caye

Dive Services

Take a minute to read the chart below for an indication of what typical dive services cost in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 140.0 $ 185.0
Double Tank Dive $ 70.0 $ 80.0
Night Dive $ 50.0 $ 65.0
Open Water Certification $ 350.0 $ 450.0
Single Tank Dive $ 45.0 $ 55.0

Dive Sites

A few key facts regarding some of the area's major dive sites are provided in the following chart.

Dive Sites Near Ambergris Caye
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Christ of the abyss Good -- 98.4 17.91635 -87.9496833333
Cypress Canyon Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 131.2 17.9204333333 -87.94675
Mermaid layer Fair -- 91.9 17.8859666667 -87.9627166667
Mexico Rocks Good -- 16.4 17.9951666667 -87.9052333333
Paradise Canyon Very Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 131.2 17.9036166667 -87.9555166667
Rocky Point Canyons Good Open Water / CMAS * 82.0 18.1197666667 -87.8317166667
Shark-Ray Alley & Hol Chan Marine Reserve -- -- -- 17.873700105 -87.9867503235
Tuckle Bucket Canyon Excellent -- 111.5 17.8983833333 -87.9561166667
Tuffy Canyon Fair Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 82.0 17.8996833333 -87.9493333333

To learn more concerning snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, check out our comprehensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.

 

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