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 to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops worth looking into are shown 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
Ecologic Divers

If you want to go diving, you might want to 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.

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

A third good 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 found within the heart of San Pedro.

Some information concerning the area's dive services are provided in the chart below.

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

Take a look at the chart below to get a feel for the typical 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

A few key facts concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites are provided in the table below.

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 diving, including helpful suggestions and tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read our exhaustive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.

 

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