Why book with Tours of Exploration?
- We specialize in customized, personalized tours that can suit your needs, interests, and hobbies.
- We choose to work with local partners, not only to guarantee an immersive, culturally and naturally authentic experience; but also to economically support the area's local population.
- Book with confidence as deposits are risk-free and refundable.
2021 - 2022 Departure Dates & Costs
Daily departures year-round based on 2 persons
Tour cost: from Belize City or Placencia ask for details
We can provide air or shuttle service Belize City to Placencia, depending on your starting point. Ask for pricing. For more information read our blog....
Itinerary in brief
Day 1: Arrival Belize City and transfer to Placencia (domestic flight or shuttle). 3 nights accommodation
Day 2: Dive Day (L). 2 tank dives (or snorkel option)
Day 3: Dive Day (L). 2 tank dives (or snorkel option)
Day 4: Departure
Caribbean scuba diving at its finest! Travel to Placencia, a fishing village and beach resort located on the southern tip of the Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize. Depending on weather conditions and the experience of the group, you will have a wide selection of dive and scuba options during your trip.
The pristine waters with unique coral formations and abundant marine life makes Glovers reef a popular spot. Glover’s Reef is a UNESCO’s world heritage site and a marine reserve with a variety dive sites. Glovers is the most remote of the atolls with loads of dive sites. The famous Blue Hole was immortalized by Jacques Cousteau and is on almost every hardcore diver’s bucket list. The dives at Lighthouse Atoll always get rave reviews, particularly at Half Moon Caye, home to a tropical rookery for marine birds. And then, South Water Caye Marine Reserve on the barrier reef showcases some of the best marine and reef environments for diving.
Barrier reef dive sites at South Water Caye include a myriad of interesting walls and canyons with spur and grove formations and very healthy corals. The outer reef walls are one of the best places to see spotted eagle rays. Nearby Grand Channel, featuring a cut in the Belize barrier reef, in the same marine reserve is a cut in the Belize barrier reef. This wall dive includes a variety of entrancing underwater spur and groove along with sand channel terrain in addition to the cut. Eagle rays, southern sting rays, turtles, moray eels and barracuda are commonly seen. There are a myriad of dive sites at both South Water Caye and Grand Channel and you could return for a second day and do another 3 tank dive and think you were at a new dive destination!
We can do tank dives at the barrier reef at Silk Cayes followed by a short but encounter filled snorkel before returning to Placencia. Silk or Queen Cayes is another Marine Reserve near Gladden Spit with a wall that goes down forever! The post dive snorkel is just inside the barrier reef where the local fisherman clean their catch – almost guaranteed to snorkel with huge turtles, southern sting rays, eagle rays, and nurse sharks. Great chance for a nose to nose photo op with the great big turtle.
This program can be customized for snorkeling instead of diving!
Scuba Dive package are available year round and include:
- Accommodation for 3 nights (moderate choices Paradise, Sea Spray Hotel, Cozy Corner or similar). First Class (Caribbean Cabanas, Los Porticos or similar)
- 4 dives over 2 days with lunch included on dive days
- Dives include boat transfer to the outer reefs, tanks, weights, licensed guide, park entrance fee, lunch and taxes
- Well maintained equipment is available for rent (or bring your own gear)
Placencia is a popular Belize beach destination on the Caribbean shores with 16 miles of tranquil beaches. It is ideal for those who enjoy outdoor adventure combined with laid back relaxation. Offshore are islands and reefs that provide guests with access to kayaking, paddling, sailing, boating, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, swimming and diving. Inland are a host of activities including cycling, hiking through mountainous rain forests, bird-watching and wildlife viewing, exploring Mayan ruins, connecting to Garifauna or creole or Mayan culture.It is a region we know well, and love deeply and personally.