The Great Belize Barrier Reef is just one mile off the coast of Caye Caulker, allowing easy access to divers who want to explore one of the undersea wonders of the world. There are many dive shops on this island in order to accommodate the growing number of tourists who visit specifically to see what lies beneath the surface of the sea, and as more shops open, the competitive nature of pricing works in the favor of the diver who is often able to find great deals here.
There are 7 dive services and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area.
If you're ready to take the plunge, you can check with E Z Boy Tours. Although they really specialize in sailing tours, EZ Boy Tours also employs a staff of fully trained snorkeling professionals who are ready and waiting to help you to explore what lies just beneath the surface of the sea. Just off the coast is one of the most extensive barrier reefs in the world just waiting to be seen. They are found in central Caye Caulker.
Another good option is Belize Diving Services. Fully certified by a number of world scuba organizations, award-winning, and constantly recognized by leaders in the scuba diving industry, Belize Diving Services (BDS) is the most accomplished and trusted center in Belize. With over 30 years of experience and pride in what they do, the dive specialists at this spot are some of the best around. They can be reached at (501) 226-0143.
A third option is Scuba Sensation. With Scuba Sensations you can sign up for two-tank dives as well as snorkeling tours which include gear, park fees, water, and fruit to snack on. They absolutely avoid cattle dives, favoring instead to focus on individual service and needs while focusing on safety as well as fun. They're located on Caye Caulker.
The following table enables you to learn some key facts regarding dive service operators.
|Belize Diving Services||(501) 226-0143||1.2 mi. South of Central Caye Caulker|
|(501) 226-0370||Caye Caulker|
|E Z Boy Tours||(501) 206-0349||Central Caye Caulker|
|Frenchie’s Diving Services||(501) 226-0234||1417.1 mi. West of Central Puerto Rico|
|(501) 226-0174||1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Caye Caulker|
|Mario’s Snorkeling Tours||(501) 226-0056||1.4 mi. South of Central Caye Caulker|
|Scuba Sensation||(501) 667-4700||Caye Caulker|
The following table shows the typical cost of dive services in this area.
|Offering Type||Low Rate||High Rate|
|Double Tank Dive||$ 100.0||$ 145.0|
|Open Water Certification||$ 375.0||$ 450.0|
|Single Tank Dive||$ 60.0||$ 75.0|
Details concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites can be seen in the chart below.
For more information concerning snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, read this exhaustive Caribbean diving page.
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