Basil Jones Canyon Dives - 3 Tank
Basil Jones Canyons are located north of the island, where the reef meets with the land. Here you will find some very majestic canyon formations, which stretch out about 70 to 100 feet (in finger formation), which slope down to over 100 feet.
Duration: Full Day
Departure Time: 9:00 a.m.
Return Time: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Diving Gear: BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins, mask, snorkel (not included).
Included: Cold bottled water, fresh fruit, lunch, transportation to & from site, licensed guide.
What to Bring: Camera, cell phone, personal medications (for the day), light jacket or windbreaker, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, beach towel, swimsuit, cash for paying park fees (if applicable), and tipping your guide.
Divers Notation: Be sure to have your PADI card with you. If you plan on diving the blue hole, you will need to provide proof that you have dived in that last six months. If not, then you will need to take a refresher dive (the day before) diving the Blue Hole. Diving computers can be rented, if you do not have yours with you.
Note: The tour & gear rental can be put on a credit card, park fees need to be paid in cash.
Basil Jones Canyon Dives
Basil Jones is a one hour boat ride from the dock. It is a full-day, three tank diving tour. For safety reasons, groups are kept to 8 or less, with four being the minimum to confirm a tour.
FIRST DIVE: Your first dive of the day will be at Sandy Point, a well known dive site for its incredible tunnel formations. This dive starts off at about 50 feet at the entrance of the tunnel and slopes down to a maximum depth of about 100 feet. At the end of the dive, you are welcome aboard with purified drinking water, a fresh tray of fruits and snacks. Your surface interval will occur while cruising to your second dive of the day.
SECOND DIVE: Your second dive of the day is at Basil Jones Canyons, where the reef meets with the land on the north end of Ambergris Caye. The majestic canyon formation stretches out about 70 to 100 feet to the east in between finger canyons which slope down to over 100 feet. After your second dive, we will go ashore at Basil Jones where you will have the opportunity to purchase lunch and have a short time to relax on the beach before we travel to your last dive site.
THIRD DIVE: Your last dive of the day is at Mata Rocks Canyons. It is a slightly shallower dive site popular for the abundance of queen conchs on the sandy area which attracts eagle rays and nurse sharks. We arrive back at the dock around 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.