What's a typical day like?
Arrive at Sea Sports
Complete our dive application, present your c-card and set up your first tank. If you do not have please send us your details in advance so we can assist you in getting a replacement card. We ask our divers to set up their first tank because we want to know that you are familiar with SCUBA gear. Don’t let this deter you from signing up. Your Divemaster will be there to assist and guide you through the process if you have forgotten. This is good thing to know how to do if you are a certified diver and you should have practiced this over and over again in your Open Water Course. Our crew will switch out the tank for you after the first dive.
Depart to Dive Site
Along the way we may encounter Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and West Indian manatees. If these are sighted we will slow down and stop so observe their behavior and take pictures if they are in the mood.
Dive, Eat, Dive
Your Divemaster will give you a dive briefing inside the reef and let you know the dive plan and what signals we use underwater. At this time you can put on your wetsuit and prepare your mask. The dive boat will then head outside the reef and find one of our favorite dive sites and drop the anchor in a big sandy hole. Your Divemaster and Boat Captain will help you get geared up to back roll off the boat and you can do a buoyancy check before heading off on your exploration of the Belize Barrier Reef. Then we'll have lunch, switch out tanks and do another dive.
Return to Belize City
If you are off a cruise ship we can drop you off directly at the cruise terminal where you arrived, or you can come back to our shop, rinse off your gear, and then we will drop you back by boat.
Should I do a refresher before diving?
If it has been more than two years since you were diving or are questioning your ability to dive, then we suggest that you do a refresher for your safety and enjoyment. Once completed you will be more comfortable in the water and will not slow the rest of group down, but most important, is you will be a safer diver! Contact your nearest dive shop for details on doing a refresher course. If you have trouble finding a dive center near you, please email us your zip code and we'll be happy to help you locate one!
Should I bring my own equipment?
If you have invested in your own equipment, we suggest that you bring it along and use it especially if you will be diving here for a week or on a cruise ship and diving in other ports. You will be more comfortable with equipment you are familiar with, and that is why you purchased it the first place! If your gear hasn't been wet in a while, we also suggest that you bring it to your nearest dive shop for servicing. Remember, it is life support equipment underwater, and needs to be properly maintained.
What's for lunch?
Over the years we have tried to provide a light lunch between dives and have tested out various options. On our Barrier Reef and Turneffe trips we have available turkey on whole wheat bread served with chips, cookies, soda or water. The vegetarian option has cheese instead of turkey. When we visit the Blue Hole we have BBQ chicken with rice and beans. If you require a special diet we recommend you bring that along since special dietary requirements are hard to find here in Belize. After the dives fresh cut pineapple is available to get the salt out of your mouth!