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.

There are 14 dive services, some dive shops, and at least 9 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops you'll be able to find are provided in the following chart.

Dive Shops Near Ambergris Caye
Name Phone Location
Amigo's Del Mar Dive Shop (501) 226-2706 San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye
Reef Adventures Dive Shop (503) 347-7372 San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye
White Sands Dive Shop (501) 226-2405 4.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Ecologic Divers

If you're looking forward to diving, you should consider 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 located in San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye.

A second option is Portofino Diving. Diving excursions can be made to the reef, the five mile Hol Chan marine sanctuary, Ray Alley, Mexico Rocks, Mata Cut or Cypress Gardens. Guests can also take a selection of scuba diving courses, including Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver Course, Open Water Diver, Open Water Referral and a Refresher Course. You can reach them at (501) 678-5096.

A third good option is Ecologic Divers. If you and your friends are ready to get salty, Ecologic Divers specializes in concierge style diving. Their service-focused approach means that tanks are changed for you, and your gear is rinsed and stored, ensured to be on a tank awaiting you the next day. They're located in San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye.

Check out this table for a list of the area's dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Ambergris Caye
Name Phone Location
Action Divers Belize (501) 671-2624 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central 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
Belize Pro Dive Center (501) 226-2092 0.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro
Caribbean Breeze Tours (501) 604-5568 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Chuck & Robbie's Scuba Diving & Instruction (501) 226-4425 1.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Ecologic Divers (501) 226-4118 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Fantasea Dive Shop (800) 247-5159 1.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro
Portofino Diving (501) 678-5096 San Pedro, Central Ambergris Caye
Ramons Village Diving (800) 624-4215 San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye
Scuba School Belize (501) 226-2886 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Tranquility Bay Resort Diving (501) 236-5880 5.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Ambergris Caye

Dive Services

The table below offers the typical cost of dive services 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

Take a moment to look through this table to see a few details regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites.

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 diving, including helpful suggestions and tips for both beginners and experienced divers, read our extensive Caribbean diving article.

 

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