Scuba Diving Near Caye Caulker

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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.

Dive Operators

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.

Dive Operators Near Caye Caulker
Name Phone Location
Belize Diving Services (501) 226-0143 1.2 mi. South of Central Caye Caulker
Caye Caulker Travel & Tour (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
Hicaco Tours (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

Dive Services

The following table shows the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
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

Dive Sites

Details concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites can be seen in the chart below.

Dive Sites Near Caye Caulker
Name Quality Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Caye Caulker -- -- 17.7360842027 -88.0162760803
Coral Garden Very Good 20.0 17.7499166667 -88.0021833333
Shark and Ray Alley Very Good 9.8 17.8417833333 -87.9861833333

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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