Tropical seas - turquoise greens and blues - and warm sun. Underwater the colorful corals and vibrant fish and other unique coral reef creatures greet you along your dive on the drop-off of the Belize Barrier Reef!
If you would like to explore this undersea world with Sea Sports Belize, this is how your day will go. If you are staying in Belize City, we can pick you up at your hotel. If you will be visiting Belize for the day on a cruise ship, you will be shuttled to the “Fort Street Tourism Village” where all cruise ship passengers arrive in Belize. Our shop is less than one block from here and is about a 10 minute walk. Map and directions are provided once trip is confirmed.
8:30 (Summer Months) or 9am (Winter Months) - Arrive at Sea Sports Belize dive shop, complete our dive application, and set up first tank. 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 scare you, 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.
9:00/9:30 am- Depart on a 30 minute boat ride to the Belize Barrier Reef. Along the way we often encounter Atlantic bottle-nose dolphins and West Indian manatees. If these are sighted we will slow down and stop so we can enjoy them and observe their behavior.
9:30/10:00 am – Your Divemaster will give you a dive briefing inside the reef and let you know how we dive and what signals to 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 our Boat Captain will help you get ready and into the water. We do back rolls and once everyone is in the water you can do a buoyancy check before heading off on your exploration of the Belize Barrier Reef!
10:30/11:00 am – 11:30/12:00 pm- Between dives we have lunch which is something like you would get on a plane. Lunch consists of a healthy turkey or tuna sandwich on whole wheat bread with chips, cookies and soda or water.
11:30/12:00 – 12:30/1:00 pm – Return the to Belize Barrier Reef and select another favorite dive sites for another fun dive. After the dives we serve pineapple.
2:00 – 2:30 pm – Return to Belize City and if you are on 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.
Total trip time is about 4-5 hours. If your ship has a later tender then we will have more time to relax between dives and also look for manatees and dolphins at the end of the day!
Maximum number of divers is 8, unless you book a private charter and have a larger group.
Sea Sports Belize opened in 1996, is a licensed Tour Operator and received an award for Best Tour Operator in Belize in 2005 from the Belize Tourism Board. All of our guides are licensed tour guides and if acting as a dive guide are accredited by PADI, the leader in diver education. Our staff is from Belize and know the country well and are eager to share the beauty of Belize with you!