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.
The dive shops worth looking into are provided in the table 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'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.
|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 below lists 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 table below provides some key facts regarding 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|
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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