Scuba Diving Near San Pedro

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One of the largest barrier reefs in the world creates a wall of colorful sea life to explore just one mile off the coast of San Pedro.  You'll also be within easy reach of popular dive sites including the Lighthouse Atoll, so the amount of variety available to divers is something to consider if you plan a dive adventure in this region. 

There are 12 dive operators, some dive shops, and at least 6 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops you'll be able to find are summarized below.

Dive Shops Near San Pedro
Name Phone Location
Amigo's Del Mar Dive Shop (501) 226-2706 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Reef Adventures Dive Shop (503) 347-7372 1.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Ecologic Divers

If you want to go diving, you can check with 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 found within San Pedro.

Another good option is Ecologic Divers. Perched above the water at the end of a wooden dock is the brightly colored building home to the Ecologic Divers, one of the top PADI certified dive centers of Belize. You can reach them at (501) 226-4118.

A third option is Ambergris Divers. Ambergris Divers has been in operation since 2000 and in that time has become a top choice for scuba diving and snorkeling tours, as well as made a name for itself as a top instructional facility. They're found within San Pedro.

Some information regarding the area's dive services can be seen in the following table.

Dive Operators Near San Pedro
Name Phone Location
Action Divers Belize (501) 671-2624 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Ambergris Divers (501) 226-2634 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Ambergris Divers Sunbreeze (501) 226-2634 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Amigos Del Mar (501) 226-2706 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Belize Diving Adventures (501) 226-3082 Central San Pedro
Belize Pro Dive Center (501) 226-2092 Central San Pedro
Caribbean Breeze Tours (501) 604-5568 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Chuck & Robbie's Scuba Diving & Instruction (501) 226-4425 1.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Ecologic Divers (501) 226-4118 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Fantasea Dive Shop (800) 247-5159 1.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro
Ramons Village Diving (800) 624-4215 Central San Pedro
Scuba School Belize (501) 226-2886 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro

Dive Services

The table below has the approximate 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 table right below lists some key facts concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near San Pedro
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
Paradise Canyon Very Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 131.2 17.9036166667 -87.9555166667
Tuckle Bucket Canyon Excellent -- 111.5 17.8983833333 -87.9561166667
Tuffy Canyon Fair Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 82.0 17.8996833333 -87.9493333333

For more information concerning diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both experienced divers and beginners, check out our extensive Caribbean diving article.

 

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