Our Dive Trips
We offer the best dive trips on the island. Our local reef dives and our dive trips to the atolls are lead by the best divemasters on the island. They are committed to showing you the beauty down under. Plus, they are a whole lot of fun! Check out our dive trips here!
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- How good is the diving and snorkeling in Belize?
- Isn't Belize a long way from the United States?
- How do I get to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye?
- Where in San Pedro is Ecologic Divers?
- Is your dive gear any good?
- Is a recompression chamber available in Belize?
- What is the official language of Belize?
- What about using cash and credit cards?
- Can I safely drink the water?
In short, world class! The Belize Barrier Reef stretches 185 miles along the Belize mainland -- basically one very long quality dive site. The atolls also have many excellent dive sites including the Blue Hole in the Lighthouse Reef Atoll made famous by Jacques Cousteau in the 1970's when he explored it with his research ship, Calypso.
Inside the barrier reef are excellent snorkeling spots such as the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. Some of the best fishing in the Caribbean can be found in the blue waters offshore from Belize. Around Ambergris Caye, you can fish for bonefish, tarpon, snapper, jacks, grouper and much more.
Belize is a short two hour flight from Houston or Miami, and is closer than the Virgin Islands or other islands in the Eastern Caribbean.
To get to Belize, you will need to fly into Phillip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) outside Belize City. Major airlines including Continental, Delta and American have daily flights from the United States.
The easiest way to get to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye is to take a commuter flight on Tropic Air or Maya Island Air. They have hourly flights out of Goldson, and it takes about 15 minutes to reach San Pedro.
You may also take a water taxi to San Pedro, about a one and a half hour ride. Because of the time and hassle taking a water taxi and the cost of the cab ride to and from Goldson to the water taxi terminal, your best bet is to take a commuter flight.
We are located toward the north end of downtown San Pedro just south of The Phoenix Resort. If you are going north on Barrier Reef Drive, walk to the beach at the Belize Bank, and once you reach the beach, you will see our dive shop on your left.
Our dive gear is the best we have ever seen in any dive center! We offer Sherwood, Cressi and Mares BCDs with integrated weights. Our regulators are made by Sherwood and Cressi. All our gear is in excellent condition!
Yes, the only recompression chamber in Belize is located in San Pedro here on Ambergris Caye just a few minutes from our dive shop. Your safety is of paramount importance to us!
Belize is the only country in Central America whose official language is English. Because of the British influence when Belize was called British Honduras, most Belizeans speak excellent English, much easier to understand than the English spoken in the Eastern Caribbean. Spanish and creole are the next most frequently spoken languages, and many Belizeans are bilingual. We have found Belizeans to be friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand.
Your credit cards will be accepted at most establishments, and you will be able to get cash through ATM's, although they do dispense in Belizian dollars.
Belize has its own currency, and one U.S. dollar is roughly equivalent to two Belizian dollars. Establishments in San Pedro will accept either Belize or U.S. currency, but not U.S. coinage.
Recently the banks in Belize have gotten very picky about the U.S. bills they will accept. They do not like bills to be torn, written on or otherwise marred in any way. Bring only new, crisp bills, especially larger denomination bills, as vendors such as restaurants and other shops have also become picky as to what they will accept.
The tap water is produced in a desalinization plant on the island, and is safe to drink. We have heard of no one one suffering from "Montezuma's Revenge" as is common in Mexico. The water, however, does have a slight chlorine taste, and as such, many visitors prefer to drink readily available bottled water.