White Sands Dive Shop welcomes you to Belize diving and our Barrier Reef. We are located on the island of Ambergris Caye in a small town named San Pedro on the beach next-door to a lovely resort called Las Terrazas. This tropical paradise is a safe tranquil town, overlooking the largest barrier reef in this hemisphere and is only a 15-minute flight from the Belize International Airport. Belize is a world-class scuba diving destination with abundant marine life and healthy corals.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
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, stalagmites in this
ancient cavern and sharks among other aquatic life.
Recreational Scuba Diving tours to the “Blue Hole” require special
skill sets because of its unique environment; therefore, divers are required to
be screened for eligibility to perform the recreational scuba diving tour.
Based on the information provided, it is left to the discretion of the Scuba
Diving Tour Operator to proceed with the Recreational Scuba Diving Tour or
additional training prior to the same.
The Blue Hole Trip goes out about 5 times a week and it shouldn’t
be any trouble getting you scheduled on one.
The Blue Hole is in the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, two and a half
hours by boat from Ambergris Caye and two and one half hours back.
The trip leaves at 5:30 am and returns about 5: 30 pm.
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 deep 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
I get daily emails from divers who want to schedule this trip as
the first dive of their vacation. They’re excited about diving Belize
and the Blue Hole but 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 they do a day of diving on our
Barrier Reef allowing them to refresh their skills and check out equipment
before the advanced Blue Hole dive of 130 feet.
Our morning trip on the Barrier Reef departs at 9:am and returns
at 12:30ish. We require divers to be at the dive shop at 8:00 in order to
prepare for that 9 am departure.
The local Barrier Reef in the front of Ambergris Cayeis a world class diving site. You'll see turtles, sharks, eels and
rays plus a colorful array of sponge and corals in 80 f. waters with high
visibility. The sites are 15 minutes from your dock because the Barrier
Reef runs up and down if front of the island. These local dives will
return you to your resort by lunch time.