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White Sands Dive Shop

North Island Road | Ambergris Caye, Belize, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 226-2405
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Ranked #21 of 72 Activities in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: We are a PADI 5 star Dive shop in San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye in Belize. We teach scuba diving and certify divers as well as take divers to the... more » Owner description: We are a PADI 5 star Dive shop in San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye in Belize. We teach scuba diving and certify divers as well as take divers to the reef for daily Diving and Snorkeling adventures. « less
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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I initially found White Sands Dive Shop through the PADI website-the dive shop at my resort was not 5 star PADI certified and White Sands was...so I decided to go with them instead of the resort dive shop-and it was a great decision. Firstly, the dive shop picked me up and dropped me off from my hotel dock for no... More

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Springboro, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Booked over the web, picked me up on our docks. Dove with Sam, whom is awesome! Rates were perfect, again greatest dive shop! Thanks again Sam!

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Those travelers who have visited San Pedro on Ambergris Caye know that there are literally dive shops every 40 feet along the beach. My wife and I found White Sands through Trip Advisor recommendations. I am certified and my wife and a young friend of ours were getting certified. The crew at White Sands are great. Some dive shops make... More

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elbertgreer, Owner at White Sands Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thank You for the review. We like our little dive shop also. Being North on the island gives us access to the less visited, more pristine dive sites. If I had a choice I would slide my little shop even more away from the town's hustle and bustle. Thanks again for the review. More

Krum, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was my first official dive after getting NAUI certified and I couldn't have asked for a better dive. Ask for Chino to be your dive master and you won't be disappointed. He is incredibly knowledgable and made sure that I had an exceptional diving experience. The entire morning at Holchan and shark/ray reserve will be difficult to top!

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Denver, Colorado
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We dove with White Sands in June and had a good experience overall. We took the Hol Chan dive/snorkel trip and while the snorkel part was interesting with all the fish that are attracted to the site, the Hol Chan dive part was not very memorable. Later dives at Sandy Point, Charlie's Reef, and one other were much better. Our... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had an excellent experience with White Sands Dive Shop and hope to go back and use them again. We got our dive certifications through this shop and would recommend them to anyone. Our instructor Sam was an excellent instructor and mentioned that he has certified over 700 divers in his career. He was very patient and understanding with us,... More

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Roseburg, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Dove with White Sands last year, on three dives. Very professional, and the Dive Master was awesome. Didn't just keep an eye on me, he helped me get my down time advanced with breathing techniques. I doubled my tank time by 3rd tank dive. Heading back to the island March 2015, and will be diving with these guys again for... More

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Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What more can I say than I have never felt more comfortable with a dive shop. Your safety and your enjoyment are there top priorities. If you are diving in San Pedro, this is the shop to dive with. They were super friendly, very patient, extremely attentive, and knowledgeable. When we decided to go to Belize 6 months ago, our... More

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Monterey, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The owner of this dive shop is a highly respected, master diver who offers nothing short of the best, top-notch service. Excellent equipment, and good staff is always a must with good diving. This shop provides the security and comfort of having a terrific diving experience. Highly recommended.

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New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stayed at Las Terrazas and went in to the shop to look into some snorkeling and fishing excursions. We were told about the Discover Diving option, which was a 'free' lesson in the pool and then a fee if you did a dive. I decided to do the lesson with my daughter and agreed to go with her to... More

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elbertgreer, Owner at White Sands Dive Shop, responded to this review

We offer a Discover SCUBA Diving course that's very popular. The idea is to offer the pool session free and if the client likes it and is successful with the pool experience they can then go on a shallow dive with the instructor. I think we're very clear with everyone that the pool experience is free but the subsequent diving... More

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