Is Belize good for scuba diving?

With more than 400 islands, white sandy beaches, the longest unbroken barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and 298 kilometers/185 miles of coastline, Belize is a world-class scuba diving destination. While the Blue Hole is Belize best-known dive site, there’s much more to discover.

Where is the best place to scuba dive in Belize?

Belize best dive spots
  • The Blue Hole.
  • Half Moon Caye.
  • Ambergris Caye.
  • Turneffe Atoll.
  • Hol Chan Marine Reserve.
  • Placencia.

Is Belize good for scuba diving? – Related Questions

What is the deadliest dive site in the world?

The Blue Hole is popular for freediving because of the depth directly accessible from shore and the lack of current. The dive site is reputed to have the most diver fatalities in the world with estimates of between 130 and 200 fatalities in recent years.

Can beginners dive the Blue Hole Belize?

The Blue Hole is Not a Beginner Dive.

Your dive guide may take you down to 40 metres/131 feet. If you don’t have the training and experience to dive this deep, complete your PADI® Advanced Open Water certification or take the Deep Diver Specialty course before you dive the Blue Hole.

Do you need a wet suit to dive in Belize?

There are 3 reasons that we tell you to bring a skin or suit to wear when snorkeling, diving, surfing, kayaking, and paddleboarding while on our Belize island. First, the water is warm but not 98.6, so with a skin or wetsuit you can dive or snorkel much longer.

What is the best time to dive in Belize?

You can dive all year round in Belize but the best time for diving is between April and June. This is also when the whale sharks arrive in Placencia in the south. The rainy season is from June to November, but showers are generally short and the visibility at offshore sites isn’t usually affected.

How do I get from Belize to San Pedro?

There are frequent daily trips from the Belize City water taxi port to San Pedro and Caye Caulker. There are two companies that travelers can take, either San Pedro Belize Express (most popular because of its frequency of trips and bigger boats) or Ocean Ferry (smaller boats).

What is Belize next to?

Belize is a country on the Caribbean coast of Central America, it is bounded on the north and part of the west by Mexico, on the south and the remainder of the west by Guatemala, and it shares maritime borders with Honduras.

How much does it cost to dive the Blue Hole in Belize?

Belize Dive Haven Dive Courses & Fees
Course Price Time
Blue Hole $350 + $40 park fee
Boat Divers $350 2 Days
Emergency First Response $250 2 Days
Emergency Oxygen Provider $400 2 Days

Can you dive in Belize without certification?

Yes. The non-certified divers can do the Discover Scuba Diving and the certified divers can come along. The two trips we take both divers and snorkelers are Lighthouse Reef and Turneffe North.

Do you need a wetsuit to dive in Belize?

The waters of Belize are temperate and clear, making it ideal for divers and snorkelers. Temperatures range from 77-78 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months (November through March) to 83-84 degrees during the summer (April through October). We recommend full 3mm wetsuits during the winter months.

How long does it take to get scuba certified in Belize?

You will learn about the physics and physiology of diving, as well as the equipment used for diving. Your first dive experience will be in shallow water, to familiarize yourself with the necessary skills, followed by four boat dives on our beautiful Belizean reef system. The course takes at least 4 days.

Is scuba certification good for life?

Will my certification expire? No, your certification will not expire. As an PADI Open Water Diver, your certification is good for life. If you do not actively participate in scuba for an extended period of time, however, it’s a good idea to refresh your skills through the PADI ReActivate class.

Is scuba diving hard for beginners?

Is it hard to learn to scuba dive? As active recreational pastimes go, scuba diving is one of the easiest to learn. While you’re gliding around enjoying the underwater sights, you’re engaged in only three basic skills: floating, kicking and breathing.