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. 

You'll find 7 dive services, a variety of dive shops, and at least 6 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops worth looking into are provided in the table 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
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'd like to go diving, you can check with Amigos Del Mar. Since 1997, this well-recommended dive center has been assisting tourists in finding the perfect underwater destinations for them. Featuring complimentary transportation services to and from most major hotels on the island, and offering four different dives a day, you can't go wrong with Amigos del Mar. They are located in San Pedro.

A second 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. They can be reached at (501) 226-4118.

Still another option is Ramons Village Diving. One of the oldest dive shops in the country, Ramons Village Diving has years upon years of experience both training newbies and taking experienced scuba divers out to see why Belize is such a highly sought after dive destination. They're located in the heart of San Pedro.

The following table lists some key facts concerning the area's dive operators.

Dive Operators Near San Pedro
Name Phone Location
Ambergris Divers (501) 226-2634 San Pedro
Ambergris Divers (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

Dive Services

The chart below lists 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 below provides some key facts regarding 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

To learn more about snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, read this detailed guide to scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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