Local Diving (1, 2 and 3-tank)
Local Scuba DivingThe spectacular Belize Barrier Reef offers scuba diving unrivaled anywhere else in the world. It runs for 185 miles parallel to the coastline, making it the largest reef in the Northern and Western Hemispheres. The reef is located less than a mile from the Ambergris Caye coastline. Water temperatures are fairly constant all year, staying between the high 70′s and low 80′s.
A lightweight dive “skin” or a 1/16-inch “shorty” wetsuit should be perfect for multiple dive days. The underwater visibility in Belize is up to 165 feet, allowing the diver to see all of the amazing marine life. Some of the picturesque creatures you’ll see include the large, friendly moray eels that are willing to be photographed. You will pass by many schools of blue tang, blue striped grunts, and silk snappers. Rays and nurse sharks are also a common sight while diving in Belize.
The Blue Tang has partnered with local dive shops and will help you arrange your diving. Visit our hotel front desk once you arrive and they will be happy to assist you. Join us for a 1, 2 or 3-tank dive and explore the Barrier Reef just off of Ambergris Caye.
The spectacular Belize Barrier Reef offers scuba diving unrivaled anywhere else in the world. It runs for 185 miles parallel to the coastline, making it the largest reef in the Northern and Western Hemispheres. We also highly recommend a night dive, where you will enjoy the nocturnal marine life.
Blue Hole and Lighthouse Reef
Blue Hole and Lighthouse ReefLet us introduce you to some of the most spectacular diving in the world! Welcome to the famous Blue Hole and Lighthouse Reef.
Your trip will include three dives. Your first stop will be the Blue Hole, a spectacular 1,000 foot circular coral reef that drops 400 feet into an incredible cavern filled with stalactites and amazing natural formations. On your second dive you will go to Half Moon Caye Wall and be awed by the abundant marine life. After your second dive, a leisurely beach picnic lunch will be served, followed by a visit to the Boobie Bird Sanctuary on Half Moon Caye. After relaxing on the beach, you are ready for your third dive at the Aquarium. With a full day of memorable diving, you will journey back to the island paradise of Ambergris Caye.
Boat leaves at 6:00 a.m.
While visiting Turneffe Atoll you will enjoy three magnificent wall dives:
Your first dive will be on the virgin corals of Vincente Wall. Once you surface from your leisurely underwater exploration, you will head to your second dive at Rendezvous Wall. The boat will then take you to Mauger Caye for an enjoyable picnic. After lunch there is a snorkel stop at Dorey Channel. The last dive is at Gorgonian Wall. Here you will discover some incredible diving. Surface from your discovery – filled excursion and head back to Ambergris for another delightful Belize evening.
Boat leaves at 7:00 a.m.
Turneffe – The Elbow
Some spectacular diving awaits those who choose to do the “Elbow.” Here you will experience the ultimate in wall diving. The Elbow is your first dive on this trip. Your second dive is Billy Bob’s. This dive is well known for its spotted eagle rays and grouper. Lunchtime is spent basking in the sun and enjoying a delightful picnic while waiting to go on your third dive. Next Stop – Myrtle’s Turtles – one more fantastic dive to add to your log. Journey back to La Isla Bonita for a relaxing evening.
Boat leaves at 6:30 a.m.
SCUBA DIVING COURSES:
- Dive Refresher Course
- Dive Resort Course
- Advanced Open Water
- Open Water Referral
- Open Water Certification
SCUBA EQUIPMENT RENTAL:
- Snorkel Set
- Regulator & Wetsuit