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Address: North Island Road | Ambergris Caye, Belize, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Phone Number: +501 226-2405
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We are a PADI 5 star Dive shop in San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye in...

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.

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Great diving!

Thanks to Elbert and his crew. We dove four times with them and had a safe and fun time. Chino and Juan were great guides! Great group of people!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Michael M
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Yoder
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Yoder
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks to Elbert and his crew. We dove four times with them and had a safe and fun time. Chino and Juan were great guides! Great group of people!

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Thank Michael M
Minneapolis, MN
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a fun, informative and "see lots of fish" snorkeling expedition, sign up with White Sands. We visited Mexico Rocks with them off Ambergris Caye and were thrilled with the marine life and the knowledge of our guides. Buzz, Raul, Joe and Chino--thanks for the great time. This team is top notch—they also know local history... More 

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Thank themurphman
Calgary
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying north of the shop and they came and got us every morning that we dove, at 8, dive boats head out at 9. Master divers are fantastic, with tons of local knowledge. Everyone is very happy to be there! Small dive groups which was perfect, they also try to match you up with divers of similar experience,... More 

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Thank BanditTravels
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great snorkel trip with the guys from this shop. It was a small group (compared to the enormous groups I saw on some other trips), and the guide really made sure to make it interactive and fun - dove down to pick up some cool things to see, pointed out the interesting things in the water, knew... More 

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Thank markk612
Red Wing, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lucy is the proprietor and so helpful. Raul, Joe, Chino and Buzz were helpful and knowledgeable. Great sense of humor. Knew a lot about marine life and local history. Aside from chumming at Shark Ray Alley (I'm opposed to the practice) they were very marine-Eco friendly. We saw nurse sharks, several types of rays, green moray eels, sea turtles, lobsters,... More 

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Thank JenniferBrigham
Longboat Key, Florida
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Group of seven snorklers went out to Mexico Rock for a two snorkel adventures this morning. White Sands is very professional well organized. Great guide that explained the importance of NOT touching just LOOKING at the marine life. Buz pointed out eels, green turtles, young nurse shark, spider crabs, lobsters and numerous fish. Perfect pace for our group of snorkelers.... More 

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Thank Cyndi S
Cusco
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Raul was great, taught my whole family the basics and took us on a really fun dive. Made us all feel safe on our first underwater adventure.

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Thank Bill G
Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My boyfriend read about White Sands in a dive forum - he always does his research. He is an experienced diver and me - well, not so much. This was my 2nd time diving in the ocean and was still apprehensive. Everyone at the shop made us feel very welcomed and made me feel very comfortable and eased the anxieties.... More 

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Thank VeraBradley
Dallas, TX
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I chose them to dive with after reading many other reviews, and a recommendation from a travel agent. They are very easy to deal with. I traded some emails with them to get the basic info, and made a deposit over their web site. I told them what day I wanted to dive, and where I was staying. They came... More 

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Elbert G, Owner at White Sands Dive Shop, responded to this review

TXtravllr, Thanks for the review. I love my little dive shop and am lucky to have a great crew. I'm sorry you didn't get a T-shirt, honestly it's rare we're out but you must have hit us at that time or possibly, as my manager pointed out to me, we don't have them on display. Reviews are always helpful and... More 

Peekskill, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I have only snorkled once before. The staff at White sands made the experience simple, fun and exciting. We saw a turtle, sharks, starfish, an eel, lots of lovely coral and colorful fish.

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