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 7 dive operators, a variety of dive shops, and at least 6 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops worth looking into can be seen 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'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.

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 directly 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 chart just below enables you to learn 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 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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