Barrier Reef Diving - 1,2,3 Tank Dives
The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world, and home to some pretty spectacular diving. The reef itself is 190 miles long, has over 400 cayes (islands), 3 atolls, and 7 marine reserve, making this one of the best diving sites in the Caribbean.
Duration: Half Day (mornings & afternoons)
Departure Time: 9:00am | 2:00pm
Return Time: (3) hours per dive
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 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.
Barrier Reef Diving
Description: Diving the second largest barrier reef in the world, is nothing less than amazing. Water temperatures here are fairly constant all year long, ranging between the mid to high 80's to the low 70's. A lightweight dive "skin" or a (1/16 inch) "shorty" wet suit, is perfect for this area. The barrier reef, is located so close to Ambergris Caye, you can find yourself at your diving site within a matter of minutes. Visibility normally ranges between 50-150 feet. The Barrier Reef offers many areas to explore from cracks and crevices to canyons, tunnels and underground caves. Regardless of your skill level, there is a dive for everyone, here is a brief description of each:
Diving Cuts or Channels – There are several cuts in the Barrier Reef along the shores of Ambergris Caye. Cuts and channels provide more of an open area, making an excellent dive for beginners or novice divers.
Diving Canyons or Tunnels – Off the coast of Ambergris Caye, there are between 75-110 canyons over grown with corals. From the dock, you can be at some of these canyons within minutes. Visibility is excellent, particularly in the mornings. Canyon and tunnel diving can be a bit more tricky, best for intermediate divers or beginning divers with a guide.
Diving Underwater Caves – Marine life is generally sparse and unpredictable in the caves and tunnels. If you are a novice or intermediate diver, we do not recommend exploring underwater caves, until you have specific training to do so.
Reef diving is a perfect opportunity for beginner and intermediate divers to obtain some added experience, while enjoying the beautiful coral formations and marine life at the same time. Be sure to pay attention to your safety briefing, and following the instructions of your guide. After each dive, you are provided with a cold beverage and fresh fruit.
ONE TANK DIVE - One tank dives, are usually done early mornings, as the sun is first coming up. Many diver's prefer starting their day, with a one tank dive. Locations change daily, depending on variety and weather conditions. Dives range from 40'-100' and are always guided and supervised by a PADI certified divemaster.
TWO TANK DIVE - Two tank dives, are by far the most popular choice for diver's coming to Belize. Two tank dives either in the morning or afternoon. We leave at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.
You will enjoy some amazing diving as you cruise only 7 minutes out to the Reef stretching from Mexico to Honduras. These dives can range from 40′–100′ and are always guided and supervised by our PADI certified divemaster’s.
We have time between dives for snacks, refreshments and washroom break’s back at the dive shop. Our group’s are always kept from 8 or less, with 4 being the minimum, to confirm a tour.
THREE TANK DIVE - Wake up to sunrise and join us at 9am, or Sleep in, have lunch and join us for this awesome Belize Three Tank Diving tour at 2pm.
All we know is you will be happy you did, especially after our PADI certified divemaster’s lead you through an epic swim, where he will point out magnificent eels, nurse sharks and if your lucky dolphins.
We prefer merely small groups for all of our tours. Our diving is done on the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, the beauty of our reef is unrivaled. For the local dives we take groups of 8 or less, with 4 being the minimum, to confirm a tour.
Ambergris Caye Dive Sites