Amigos del Mar Dive Shop Belize

 

Destination: Belize

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Amigos del Mar Quick Pitch 

One of Belize's premier dive shops, this well-oiled operation features world-class diving and snorkeling, all in an idyllic setting.

 

Amigos del Mar Features

  • Offering the most experienced and best-equipped scuba diving in San Pedro Town and the country of Belize – Amigos del Mar is your best choice for diving, snorkeling, and day trip experiences!
  • From private SCUBA instruction to a fun-filled day on the water with 20 of your friends, Amigos del Mar will deliver the white glove service you deserve on a hard-earned vacation. The professional team showcases a variety of experiences.
  • The professional staff is dedicated to creating Customer Satisfaction, not just service. The team utilizes the latest tools and technologies to help you in your dive, training activities and safety aspects of diving.
  • They conduct numerous training sessions during the season to ensure that their professional staff are up to date in regards to: First Aid, Equipment Maintenance, Boat Safety Training, Dive Education Training, and Retail Knowledge Sessions.
  • Amigos del Mar is an Authorized SSI and SDI dive center. All the instructors are certified by SSI and SDI to teach strict safety standards and procedures. Going on Discover Scuba 'Resort Course' dive is a great way to find out if you like Scuba Diving and for most people, it opens their eyes to an amazing underwater world!

 

Pricing 

Varies, depending on the type of package and the type of accommodations. Contact us for more information.

 

How to Get There

There are direct flights from the US to Belize from Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Charlotte. The dive center is located on the beachfront in San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye.

 

Dive Overview 

Amigos del Mar is ideally located for easy access to some of Belize's top dive spots, specializing in dive trips to the Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye in Lighthouse Atoll, and the Calabash Caye and Virgin Corals of Turneffe Atoll. Divers will be dazzled by the Belize marine life.

 

 

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Accommodations

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Accommodation Overview 

Amigos Del Mar partners with Banana Beach Resort, a full-service beachfront resort that has been a haven of fun, adventure and relaxation for over 10 years. They offer varying accommodations, from standard hotel rooms to Four-bedroom Ocean View Suites.

 

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Dive Information

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Local Diving - The Barrier Reef

Start your day with a two tank local dive! Conveniently The Barrier Reef is just about 5-10 minutes away from our dive center, where you will experience some great diving. Amigos del Mar provides a convenient complimentary pick-up at most hotel/resort docks. Once you've checked in our experienced dive masters will help you set up your gear. Once on board one of our dive masters will provide you with a briefing of the dive site, upon completion you will be assisted with your gear in preparation for the dive.

All our dives are drift dives, not of strong current, but the dive is planned as a multi-level to extend the bottom time. This is where you can enjoy your dive gliding above the incredible finger canon formations. The reef has an abundance of marine life that divers love as the fish are friendly and the terrain is a joy and wonder to navigate. After your first dive, you are transported to the dive center where you can enjoy a fresh water rinse, fruits and relax for the one-hour surface interval.

 

Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley

After hotel pickup in Ambergris Caye, step aboard a motorboat for a 4-mile (6.4-kilometer), 10-minute ride to Hol Chan Marine Reserve (Maya for ‘Little Channel’), the first marine reserve established in Central America.

Explore the shallow reef of this channel as you snorkel the crystalline waters of the Caribbean. Since the area has protected status and three ecological zones, you’ll find healthy coral and sea-grass beds supporting 160 different species of fish, including large schools of reef fish like groupers, jacks and snappers.

Next, head south to your second snorkel stop, Shark Ray Alley, where you’ll see stingrays softly fanning the water with their 2- to 4-foot (.6- to 1.2-meter) wingspans. Watch the curious but gentle brown nurse sharks swim below! After your encounter with these amazing creatures of the sea, you’ll hop back aboard the boat and return to your hotel.

 

Night Dives - Hol Chan Marine Reserve

It's not just diving, it's night diving. TURN ON THE NIGHT LIGHTS! And come aboard for another "must see to believe" and "not to be missed" dive. Discover the nightlife under the sea as you have never seen it before.

These are also available upon request. Night dives are an amazing experience and take place at the world famous Hol Chan Marine Reserve. It's a unique and protected area with spectacular marine life.

 

Daily Snorkel Trip

The snorkeling sites visited by Amigos Del Mar are in abundant with sea life; the currents are not strong, great visibility through the water and are habitats for colorful corals and fishes. Several different snorkeling trips are offered on a daily basis. There are daily runs at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for an all-day trip to Caye Caulker and from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm to The Blue Hole. There are also quick trips of 2-1/2 hours twice a day, first at 9:00 am and then at 2:00 pm to Hol Chan, Shark Ray Alley or Mexico Rocks.

 

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Packages & Rates

Amigos del Mar Packages and Rates 

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Amigos del Mar Rates 

All Rates are in USD and are subject to 12.5% General Sales Tax (GST). Park Fees and Equipment rental are additional. Park Fees are to be paid in cash for the Blue Hole ($40US) and Hol Chan ($10US).

 

 

Scuba Diving

Includes Tanks, Weights & Belts

Option

Rate

Local 3 Tanks

$115

Local 2 Tanks

$80

Local 1 Tank

$50

1 Tank Dive at Hol Chan & Snorkel at Shark Ray Alley

$65

1 Tank Dive at Hol Chan

$60

Exploring The Barrier Reef North Day Trip - Three Tank Dive, includes Tanks, Weights & Belts, Snacks & Lunch

$185

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Half Day Snorkeling

Site

Note

Rate

Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley

2-1/2 Hours at 9am or 2pm

$45

Night Snorkel

2-1/2 Hours at 9am or 2pm

$45

Coral Gardens and Tuffy

2-1/2 Hours at 9am or 2pm

$45

Mexico Rocks

2-1/2 Hours at 9am or 2pm

$55

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Full Day Snorkeling & Offshore Diving

Option

Rate

Blue Hole Snorkeling (3 stops)

$195

Full Day Caye Caulker (4 Stops)

$100

Full Day Fishing/Snorkeling Beach BBQ

$160

Blue Hole Dive

$260

Turneffe Atoll

$230

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Dive & Accommodation Packages 

Amigos Del Mar offers Dive & Accommodation Packages with Banana Beach Resort. Contact us for pricing.

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Rates & Availability 

For more information on rates, availability and to book, drop us an email at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us today at 310-915-6677. We will gladly help you plan your dream vacation!

 

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Practical Information

  • Local Currency: BZD (Belize Dollar)
  • International Airport: Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport
  • Language: Spanish & English
  • Time Zone: UTC-6
  • Electricity: 110 V
 

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Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

And let us book your dream vacation!

 

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Reviews (1)

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I was fortunate enough to spend 3 weeks diving with Amigos del Mar a few years ago. The dive operation was well oiled, provided great customer service, and took us on great dives. The boat captain and dive master, Renee and Tony, were great. It was obvious that they loved what they do. I will hands down dive with this company again!

Visited on 05/2008 - Submitted on 03/02/2014

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