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.
The dive shops worth considering are listed here:
|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:
|Ambergris Divers||(501) 226-2634||San Pedro|
|(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|
Take a minute to read the chart below for an indication of what typical dive services cost in this area.
|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|
A few key facts regarding some of the area's major dive sites are provided in the following chart.
|Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||131.2||17.9204333333||-87.94675|
|Very Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||131.2||17.9036166667||-87.9555166667|
|Good||Open Water / CMAS *||82.0||18.1197666667||-87.8317166667|
|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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