Scuba Diving Near Placencia

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Calm conditions and warm waters make diving in Placencia a pleasurable experience.  Add the clear visibility and the possibility of several deep dive locations, you'll find it is easy to hunt down gorgeous coral reef (for example, the second largest Barrier Reef in the world), vibrant sea life, and unique geological features. 

You'll find two dive services and a variety of dive shops to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops available are listed in the chart below.

Dive Shops Near Placencia
Name Phone Location
Avadon Divers (501) 523-3577 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Placencia
Ocean Motion Dive Shop 523 3363 0.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Placencia
Seahorse Dive Shop (501) 523-3166 0.9 mi. South of Central Placencia
Splash Dive Center (501) 523-3058 0.4 mi. South of Central Placencia

If you're ready to dive, you might want to check with Paradise Hotel Diving. Most dives leave from the hotel docks at 8:30 a.m. and last between six and seven hours including the 45 minutes to an hour to and from each site. They are situated in southern Placencia.

Another good option is Roam Belize Dive and Snorkel. Belize is a great area for diving and snorkeling due it's gorgeous wildlife and world renowned aquatic features. You can call them at (501) 670-7870.

The following table enables you to learn some key facts regarding diving services in the area.

Dive Operators Near Placencia
Name Phone Location
Paradise Hotel Diving (501) 523-3179 0.9 mi. South of Central Placencia
Roam Belize Dive and Snorkel (501) 670-7870 0.9 mi. South of Central Placencia

Dive Services

The chart directly below provides you with the approximate cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 150.0 $ 195.0
Double Tank Dive $ 155.0 $ 230.0
Open Water Certification $ 435.0 $ 495.0

For more information about diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both experienced divers and beginners, read this extensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.


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