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Ambergris Caye, Belize3.5 miles North of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Experience the Best Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Belize

Experience the excitement of SCUBA diving and snorkeling in Ambergris Caye, one of the most beautiful places to explore in the Caribbean. Las Terrazas Resort features its own full service, 5-star PADI dive center specializing in daily diving experiences, SCUBA instruction and certification, and snorkeling for the island of Ambergris Caye. Dive masters are experts on local sealife and look forward to creating the perfect SCUBA diving and snorkeling adventures for Las Terrazas' guests.
  • Blue Hole Dives
  • The Elbow
  • Mexico Rocks Snorkeling
  • Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling
  • Sail & Snorkel Caye Caulker
  • Resort Course: Discover SCUBA Diving
  • Bubble Makers Seal Team PADI Program
  • Open Water Certification
  • Referral Certification
  • Advance Certification
 
 

Blue Hole Dives

Blue Hole Dives
A one-day adventure to the Blue Hole includes three spectacular dives of up to 130 feet. Six miles north of Half Moon Caye, in the lagoon of Lighthouse Atoll, is the Great Blue Hole. The name alone makes it different from the other 'blue holes' found in the Caribbean. This one is the largest, deepest, and most famous worldwide. Your first dive stop will be the Blue Hole, a 1000-foot circular coral reef that drops 400 feet into an incredible cavern filled with stalactites and inspiring natural formations. Your second stop will be at the Half Moon Caye wall, where you'll marvel at the abundance of marine life. See sponge and sea fans compete for space amongst the plethora of coral species that inhabit this wondrous attraction. You'll spend your surface intervals having a beach picnic on Half Moon Caye before your final stop at the 'Aquarium,' named for its tremendous variety of fish. You'll find yourself in awe among Angelfish, Butterfish, and other sea life flitting from coral head to coral head. Bring your own equipment or rent ours.
 
  • Trip time: Leaves 5:30 AM & Returns 5:30 PM
  • Equipment Needed: Snorkel Gears, Sun Block, Hat
  • Appropriate Clothing: Swimsuit, and Change of Clothing
  • Other: $40.00 US per person entrance fee
  • Tour Operator Provides: Lunch, Drinks, and Guides
 

The Elbow

One of 70 dive sites waiting to be sampled off the Turneffe Atoll is the Elbow. With a 3,000-foot wall and converging currents filled with nutrients, this is one of the most exciting dives anyone can experience in the Caribbean. The Elbow's currents supply a natural concentration of food, which accounts for the large population of fish and marine life. Some of the largest gorgonians to be found anywhere in the world sway gently in the current, providing a spectacular backdrop to the explosion of marine life you'll encounter. This three-tank dive also takes you to Billy Bob's, where formations have created exciting canyons, tunnels, and swim throughs. This area is heavily populated with reef fish that inhabit this part of the Caribbean. The last stop brings you to Myrtle's Turtle. Named after a large green turtle that appears here every spring, Myrtle's Turtle is just one more of the fantastic dives Belize has to offer. Finally, after an exhilarating day of diving, journey back to La Isla Bonita for a relaxing evening. Surface intervals are used for a special picnic lunch.
 
  • Trip time: Leaves 5:30 AM & Returns 5:30 PM
  • Equipment Needed: Snorkel Gears, Sun Block, Hat
  • Appropriate Clothing: Swimsuit and Change of Clothing
  • Other: $40.00US per person entrance fee
  • Tour Operator Provides: Lunch, Drinks, and Guides
 

Mexico Rocks Snorkeling

Mexico Rocks encompasses an expanse of brain corals and the abundance of other marine life hidden in its crevices. Tres Cocos offers a shallow snorkel right off the reef. With an abundance of elk horn corals and hard coral formations, this site is popular with colorful fish and the extensive patch reef system offers the greatest coral and sponge diversity in all of Belize.
 
  • Trip time: Leaves 9:00 AM & Returns 11:30 AM or Leaves 2:00 PM & Returns 4:30 PM
  • Equipment Needed: Snorkel Gears, Sun Block, Hat
  • Appropriate Clothing: Swimsuit and Change of Clothing
 

Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling

"Hol Chan" means little channel in Mayan and is a natural break on the Barrier Reef, where ocean depth ranges from 3 to 30 feet. Enjoy seeing a breathtaking myriad of marine life and a huge coral garden of flourishing stag horn corals and sea fans. Shark Ray Alley is a shallow-water snorkel, where you'll enjoy swimming with harmless nurse sharks and southern stingrays. This sanctuary was established in 1987, and since that time, the return of all species of fish to the area has been quite dramatic. Due to its protected status, this once-depleted fishing area has now regenerated, producing a colorful fish spectacle.
 
  • Trip time: Leaves 9:00 AM & Returns 11:30 AM or Leaves 2:00 PM & Returns 4:30 PM
  • Equipment Needed: Snorkel Gear, Sun Block, Hat
  • Appropriate Clothing: Swimsuit and Change of Clothing
  • Other: $10.00US per person entrance fee
  • Tour Operator Provides: Drinks and Guides
 

Sail & Snorkel Caye Caulker

Sail & Snorkel Caye Caulker
Sail aboard a catamaran to Caye Caulker and snorkel Hol Chan Reserve and Shark Ray Alley, two sites with the most prolific fish life on the Barrier Reef. Start-off by swimming at the Coral Gardens, which offer a spectacular view of coral formations and the colorful inhabitants that have made it their home. After the gardens, continue to Caye Caulker Cut for another incredible spectacle of color formed by the variety of fish living in the reef. After a morning of snorkeling, you'll enjoy lunch and a stroll through the lobster fishing village of Caye Caulker. Rum punch, beer, and soft drinks are included. After lunch, you'll continue your full day of snorkeling. The final stop is at the "Aquarium" for a swim with friendly sharks, stingrays and the lively Northern sea horses. Bring snorkel gear, lunch money, and the Hol Chan Park entrance fee.
 
  • Trip time: Leaves 8:30 AM & Returns 4:30 PM
  • Equipment Needed: Snorkel Gear, Sun Block, Hat
  • Appropriate Clothing: Swimsuit and Change of Clothing
 

SCUBA Courses & Certification

 
  • Resort Course: PADI Discover SCUBA Diving

    Designed to dispel common misconceptions about SCUBA by letting individuals try it themselves, the Discover SCUBA Pool experience introduces people to SCUBA diving in a highly supervised and relaxed manner. New divers may earn credit toward their PADI SCUBA Diver certification, and the Discover SCUBA Pool experience qualifies you for the Discover SCUBA Diving experience.
  • Bubble Makers Seal Team PADI Program

    Designed for children aged eight to 10 years, this program is run through our onsite 5-Star PADI dive shop. The Bubble Makers program is an exciting, activity-filled introduction to the world of diving. The PADI Seal Team program allows children to experience the adventure, discovery, and thrills of swimming underwater. It also provides parents or guardians with a structured program that allows their children to develop necessary skills for diving, learn about the aquatic realm, and have lots of fun.
    • Class times: Starts at 8:00 AM and ends after lunch at the resort pool.
    • Equipment Needed: Swimsuit
    • Included: Course instruction, PADI AquaMissions kit, log book and DVD.
  • Open Water Certification

    The PADI Open Water Diver course is divided into three segments: academic training, confined water training, and four open water dives. Academic training gives you the basic principles and knowledge that you'll need for safe and enjoyable diving. Confined water training takes place in our pool and teaches you the basic skills of diving. After pool instruction, the four open water dives then allows you to demonstrate your mastery of these skills, practice them in a typical diving situation, and enjoy the underwater sights of Belize.
  • Referral Certification

    The referral certification consists of four open water dives required to complete your certification. Two dives a day at the reef allows you to satisfy your requirements while developing your confidence in the big blue.
  • Advanced Certification

    The course is made up of three core dives, including a navigation dive and a deep dive. You'll also make two elective dives coordinating with your PADI instructor. Elective dives are designed to demonstrate peak buoyancy control. These include a boat dive, a drift dive, a multi-level dive, an underwater naturalist dive, a wreck dive, and an underwater photography dive. The Advanced Open Water Diver course is a good choice for those interested in exploring the reef while advancing their underwater experience.
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