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 worth considering are listed here:

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're looking forward to diving, you might want to contact 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 in San Pedro.

Another good option is Ecologic Divers. If you and your friends are ready to get salty, Ecologic Divers specializes in concierge style diving. Their service-focused approach means that tanks are changed for you, and your gear is rinsed and stored, ensured to be on a tank awaiting you the next day. They can be reached at (501) 226-4118.

Still another option is Ambergris Divers. Certification courses offered by Ambergris Divers include: PADI Discover Scuba Resort Course, Scuba Divign Refresher Course, PADI Adventure Diver Course, PADI Scuba Diver Course, PADI Open Water Diver Course, PADI Advanced open Water Diver Certification Course, Open water Referral Course, PADI Open Water E-Learning Course, and Emergency First Response Diving Certification Course. Whatever your skill level, you'll find all the training you need right here. They're located in San Pedro.

Take a moment to read this table for details concerning the area's dive operators.

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 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
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

Take a look at the chart below for an indication of what typical dive services cost 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

A few details regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites can be seen in the following chart.

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 concerning diving, including helpful suggestions and tips skilled divers as well as beginners, check out our detailed guide to diving in the Caribbean.

 

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