Saturday, June 27, 2020

International Airport will be opened on August 15, 2020

 BELIZE (June 26, 2020)  – Yesterday, the Prime Minister of Belize made the official announcement that Belize’s international airport (BZE), the Philip Goldson International Airport will be opened on August 15, 2020, as part of the country’s five-phase re-opening strategy for tourism. 

https://belizetourismboard.org/belize-announces-phased-re-opening-plan-for-tourism/

Friday, June 12, 2020

July Weather on Ambergris Caye in Belize

Belize Weather for July

To assist in planning your visit here is a brief weather statement. As with anything involving the weather it will not be 100% accurate for any given year, but it does provide a snapshot of Belizean weather. 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). Costal 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.
July temperatures in Belize range from an average high of 86°F (30°C) to lows of 79°F (26°C) with an overall monthly average of 82°F (28°C). The weather is much the same as June with increasing rainfall, especially in the mornings, and the easterly breezes providing relief from the heat. Thunderstorms may begin appearing at night.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The New Dive Shop


We're open and running
White Sands Dive Shop has moved up the beach to the entrance of the Mexico Rocks Marine Reserve between Portofino and Costa Blu. On the beach two miles North of our old location. 
We’re excited about the new larger pier and building and especially excited about being in the Marine Reserve. 
Same phone number 226 2405 
                  

Monday, June 1, 2020

The Sargassum Gone

It's nice seeing clear water at the shoreline again and no smelly sea weed on our beaches.

Monday, June 3, 2019

White Sands Dive Shop is changing to reusable water bottles from the Single Use bottled water used on our dive and snorkel excursions.
 We want to show support and thank the Belizean businesses who have already
launched innovative and affordable alternatives to single use plastics. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Snorkel or Dive Hol Chan's Mexico Rocks


Mexico Rocks in the Hol Chan 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 11.usd.) Night Dive 80.usd.

 Mexico Rocks is only 15-20 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

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Belize Weather for January


January in Belize features mild temperatures and varying amounts of rainfall. This is the beginning of the dry season – not too dry and not yet wet, and is a very popular month for visitors both inland and on the coast.
January temperatures in Belize range from an average monthly low of 70°F (21°C) to a high of 80°F (27°C).

Monday, October 1, 2018

Slow Season Special



Slow Season Special
White Sands Dive Services is offering a Slow Season Special for the months of September and October.
Two dives for the price of one
Book now and get two dives at our popular dive sites on the Belize Barrier Reef for $65. 
Special Packages run September 1st to October 31st 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

San Pedro Ambergris Caye Belize Weather for September

San Pedro Belize Weather for September
September temperatures in Belize average around 81°F (27°C), with highs of 86°F (30°C) and lows of 77°F (25°C). There is increasing rainfall, especially in early mornings and at night, but most days are sunny with warm temperatures. Water temps aren't bad either.

Friday, June 1, 2018

November Weather on Ambergris Caye


Belize Weather for November
Belize's high, dry season runs from November to April (making the low season from May to October). Although temperatures can reach 95 degrees, Tradewinds will keep you feeling cooler.
 Belize is considered sub-tropical -- temperatures range from 50-95F degrees. November thru January are the coolest months, averaging about 75 degrees.
Belize's water temperature averages between 79 and 83 degrees.
November in Belize signals the start of some of the coldest temperatures of the year, although comparatively they are still very warm and rarely drop below the low-80s. Rainfall also increases off the coast along the barrier reef but decreases along the edge of the Maya Mountains. November is an excellent time to enjoy the mild temperatures of Belize while trying to escape the cold winter weather back home.
While this heralds in winter for the people of Belize visitors coming from northern climes find it quite warm and sunny.



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



https://mybeautifulbelize.com/discover-mexico-rocks-marine-reserve-with-white-sands-dive-shop/

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