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 you feel like you are being herded through the process. But everyone at White Sands was great and took a personal interest in us. I decided to do a refresher so that I could be with my wife and our friend. Our instructor, Juan Carlos was great. He was thorough and at the same time personable. I learned several things from him that I had not picked up previously in my years of diving. Carlos shepherded the girls through their certification dives in a firm but gentle manner.
Everyone dives in the same places so there is not a lot of distinction between dive shops and sites. But if you are looking for a dive shop that you will enjoy I highly recommend White Sands. The only reason I did not give a 5 star rating is their location. They are one of the last shops to the north end of the inhabited Caye. They do come and pick you up in boat but be prepared for a very bumpy ride.
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