Scuba Diving Near Belize City

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Diving is so varied off the coast of Belize City that whatever your skill level and whatever you desire to see, chances are you can make it happen here.  From the great Belize Barrier Reef to the Blue Hole, dives range from a shallow 20 feet to over 200 feet below the surface, and it is rare you'll find visibility to be less than 30 feet down. 

You'll find 3 dive operators in the area.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to go diving, you might want to contact Hugh Parkeys Belize Dive Connection. Outfitted with a friendly, knowledgeable staff, this dive center continues the legacy of Hugh Parkley, who made it his mission to educate everyone he could about the sport of scuba diving and the marine life that flourishes off the coast of Belize. They are located within eastern Belize City.

A second option is Sea Sports Belize. PADI scuba diving instruction is available with Sea Sports Belize, whether you're a beginner in need of a quick introductory course, of you've been diving for years and you'd like to take it to the next level. Offerings include Bubblemaker, Discover Scuba, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, Master Diver, and Rescue Diver -- not to mention the specialty courses like underwater photography. You can call them at (501) 223-5505.

A third good option is St. George's Caye Resort Diving. Certified scuba divers have several excursion options, including a Lion Fish safari, and a trip to the wondrous Blue Hole. They're situated 8.4 mi. East-Northeast of central Belize City.

The chart below enables you to learn some information regarding dive service operators.

Dive Operators Near Belize City
Name Phone Location
Hugh Parkeys Belize Dive Connection (501) 232-9939 Downtown Belize City
Sea Sports Belize (501) 223-5505 Downtown Belize City
St. George's Caye Resort Diving (800) 813-8498 8.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central Belize City

Dive Services

Be sure to look at the following table for an indication of what typical dive services cost in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 174.0 $ 200.0
Double Tank Dive $ 110.0 $ 170.0
Open Water Certification $ 430.0 $ 450.0

For more information about diving, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read our exhaustive discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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