Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Belize Weather for October

Belize Weather for October
 Weather in Belize

High on the list of Belize’s many charms is a very comfortable tropical climate with an average yearly temperature of 84° F (29°C). Coastal sea breezes and Belize’s large tracts of jungle and rainforests provide cooling relief even in the hottest summer months while winters can be cool but never very cold. In short, the climate is pretty much near perfect.
Even in winter the temperature in Belize rarely falls below 60°F (16°C), while throughout summer the mercury sits at around 86°F (30°C). Humidity is also fairly consistent at around 85 percent.
With temperatures so consistent year round, Belize has two, rather than four seasons– the wet and the dry.

Northerly breezes bring heavier rainfall, and October temperatures in Belize cool down to a monthly average of 79°F (26°C). Daytime highs of around 84°F (29°C) and lows of 75°F (24°C) are common, as are occasional “Northers”, two or three day storms often centred around the Maya Mountains.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Turtle Mating Season on Ambergris Caye, Belize

June is mating season for the Loggerhead Turtle in San Pedro on Ambergris caye. March to early June and females lay eggs between late April and early September. Females lay three to five nests, and sometimes more, during a single nesting season. The eggs incubate approximately two months before hatching sometime between late June and mid-November.
Taken at Sandypoint, I swear this guy is smiling :-
https://youtu.be/0WBLCtKGKIs

Thursday, April 12, 2018



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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Dive The Marine Reserve

It's the perfect dive for those who haven't been in the water for a while or for first time divers. The site is shallow with tons of marine life. Dive sites on the Barrier Reef at Ambergris Caye are accessible by a 10 min boat ride. 

Underwater Photographers heaven as the Belize marine life seems to be unafraid and cooperative.

 Cost $80.usd and includes tank and weights.

Park fee $11.usd 
The trip departs White Sands Dive Shop at 9:am daily and returns 12:30pm

Friday, March 30, 2018

Discover Scuba Diving in Belize


The Jacksons dove The Belize Marine Reserve Today after a rehearsal in the Pool. They get credit with PADI through the Discover SCUBA Diving program for their first dive towards Open Water Certification. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Prepare Yourself to Dive the Great Blue Hole in Belize


 Become a PADI Advanced Diver. PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.


PADI eLearning


CLICK HERE Our prices are based on persons affilating with White Sands Dive Shop at sign up  Email elbertgreer@fastmail.fm

Our Pool at Las Terrazas

We're lucky to have such a gorgeous pool and setting for our training.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Small groups for local two tank dive trips on North Ambergris Caye Belize


Our Daily One and Two-Tank Dive trips to the Barrier Reef leave at 9am. The sites are typically 10 to 15 min. from the dive shop. a list of the sites can be found at http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/2010/07/top-ten-dive-sites.html 
All dives are lead by a Divemaster and conducted in the 60 to 80 foot depth range.
We pick up at your Hotels dock!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Read This Important Information About The Blue Hole Dive.





The Blue Hole is a large submarine sinkhole that is 412 feet deep and 1,000 feet wide. It is located forty-three (43) miles from the mainland. The crystal-clear water allows you to see stalactites and stalagmites in this ancient cavern. 
 Divers are screened for eligibility. Participation is left to the discretion of the Tour Operator.
The Blue Hole is in the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, two and a half hours by boat from Ambergris Caye.
The trip leaves at 5:30 am (They have coffee 😊) and returns about 5:30pm. You’ll be served a continental style breakfast on board and a picnic lunch on Halfmoon Caye.
  Regardless of lower advertised prices, after taxes, park fees and equipment rentals you'll spend over 300.usd for the trip.
The Blue Hole is an advanced 130foot/40 meters dive and done as the first of three dives on the Blue Hole trip. The second dive is Halfmoon Caye Wall and third dive The Aquarium. 
A warm up dive before doing the Blue Hole trip is highly recommended for everyone regardless of their certification level.
I get daily emails from divers who want to schedule this trip as the first dive of their vacation.  They’re excited about diving in Belize and  the Blue Hole. They don't think about being 130 feet down in a cavern wearing equipment they are unfamiliar with on the first dive of their vacation. Dive operators are screening divers wanting to sign up for the trip and you may be refused if you can't document experience and recent experience.
The new government regulations on diving the Blue Hole are designed to prevent divers visiting that are not prepared.
 What we require is that divers do a dive on our Barrier Reef allowing them to refresh their skills and check out equipment before the advanced Blue Hole dive.
 Our daily morning trip on the Barrier Reef departs at 9:am and returns at 12:30ish. Divers need to be at the dive shop at 8:00 in order to prepare for that 9 am departure. 
The Barrier Reef in the front of Ambergris Caye is a world class diving site, 10-15 minutes from our dock 




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Snorkel or dive Mexico Rocks


Mexico Rocks Marine Reserve
Mexico Rocks is a shallow patch reef complex located off the northern tip of Ambergris Caye, on  the Belizean Barrier Reef. The site is inside the Hol Chan Marine Reserve areas and consists of approximately 100 Holocene patch reefs and is composed predominantly of boulder corals (Montastraea annularis). The reef has accumulated in shallow (about 2.5 to 5 meters) water over the last 420 years. The Montastraea annularis patch corals that dominate here are unique to Ambergris Caye's Northern Lagoon and a rare occurrence in Belize.  It is seen as an important addition to the caye's ecotourism attractions, being a popular snorkeling and shallow dive destination. The area is known for conch, banded shrimp, arrow crab, flounders, stingray, yellow tail snappers, an assortment of butterfly fish, angelfish and friendly turtles.
We have daily snorkeling and dive trips to Mexico Rocks. Costs  for snorkeling 55.usd. SCUBA is 65.usd. Departures at 9:am and 2: pm daily. (Park Fee is 10.usd.) Night Dive 80.usd.

 Mexico Rocks is only 15 feet deep but packed with marine life. A carefree dive with out time limits or depth concerns. Good for Photographers, students and those who need refreshing. No trace of ship wrecks mentioned on the net, probably rotted and washed away decades ago. There is a cave entrance but currently Tour Operators are only visiting the entrance without cave penetration. The Mexico Rocks Cave has been named 'Shark Hole' and is the daylight sleeping sanctuary for number of Spiny Lobster and Sharks. .

Night Snorkel Mexico Rocks 

An unforgetiable Adventure for all ages.

  Email  elbertgreer@fastmail.fm