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 7 dive operators, a variety of dive shops, and at least 6 good dive sites in the area.
The dive shops worth looking into can be seen below.
|Amigo's Del Mar Dive Shop||(501) 226-2706||0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro|
|Aqua Scuba Center||(501) 226-4775||0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro|
|Blue Hole Dive Center||(501) 226-2982||1.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro|
|Bottom Time Dive Center||(866) 201-5421||San Pedro|
|Reef Adventures Dive Shop||(501) 226-2538||1.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro|
|White Sands Dive Shop||(501) 226-2405||0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro|
If you're ready to go diving, you might want to 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 situated in San Pedro.
Another good option is Ecologic Divers. Ecologic Divers has a multitude of diving trips and tours that are all the rage on Ambergris Caye, Belize. If you're new to the undersea adventure, they offer PADI diving courses to train you on all the basics of diving and can get you certified and out in the water in no time. You can reach them at (501) 226-4118.
A third option is Ramons Village Diving. A Five Star IDC and PADI facility, Ramon's can handle all of your training, equipment rental, and dive needs. They're located in the heart of San Pedro.
Review the following table for details concerning the area's dive services.
|Ambergris Divers||(501) 226-2634||San Pedro|
|(501) 226-2634||0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro|
|Ambergris Divers at Banana Beach||(501) 226-2634||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|
|Ecologic Divers||(501) 226-4118||0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro|
|Ramons Village Diving||(800) 624-4215||Central San Pedro|
The chart directly below has the approximate cost of dive services in this area.
|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|
The chart just below enables you to learn some key facts concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites.
|Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||131.2||17.9204333333||-87.94675|
|Very Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||131.2||17.9036166667||-87.9555166667|
|Fair||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||82.0||17.8996833333||-87.9493333333|
For more information about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, read our extensive discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.
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