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 to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops available are displayed below.

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
Ecologic Divers

If you're ready to take the plunge, you should consider Amigos Del Mar. Currently, they are one of the largest dive centers on the island. Not only do they work with resorts, but they also help out smaller dive centers in the area. They are located in San Pedro, in southern Ambergris Caye.

Another 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. 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.

Some key facts concerning the area's dive services are provided directly below.

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 moment to look through the following table to learn more about 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

The following chart enables you to learn 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 about diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this exhaustive Caribbean diving article.

 

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