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“Excellent diving experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Belize Diving Services

Belize Diving Services
Chapoose Street, Caye Caulker, Belize
+501 226-0143
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Owner description: The Great Blue Hole, Turneffe Atoll and The Belize Barrier Reef our some of our most popular dive sites. All computer diving and modern equipment help to give our dive masters and instructors the tools they need to do their job with expert care.Whether your goals are to take your first breaths on scuba, to become an instructor, or to dive to the bottom of the Great Blue Hole. We will be happy to work with you.Since 1978 Belize Diving Services has been continuously operating dive tours from the beautiful Island of Caye Caulker in Belize. Whether your first time diving or your 10,000 we will be happy to show you the underwater world of Belize.
Shokan, New York
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“Excellent diving experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My husband and I visited several dive services when we arrived on Caye Caulker. Although we are certified divers, I hadn't been diving in 12 years and I often have issues with sea sickness, so I was a little cautious about choosing an outfit to dive with. We immediately felt that the people at Belize Diving Services were safe and competent and we were not disappointed. I got an excellent refresher course from dive master Walter before we went out the first day and after a little while in the water, we were comfortable and enjoying the dive immensely. I quickly remembered why I loved diving! We signed up for a second day and dove with Hillary, who also provided a fascinating dive. My sea sickness mainly affects me while on the boat, so we limited ourselves to local dives with short boat rides, but we did not feel like we missed anything. Sharks, turtles, dolphins, eels and various colorful fish were abundant. And because the dives were not especially deep (about 80' max), we could spend lots of time just enjoying the scenery.
Both of us had our own masks, but rented everything else. All the equipment was well maintained and clean. Thanks to everyone at Belize Diving Services for getting me back in the water!

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Argos1980, Public Relations Manager at Belize Diving Services, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
We’re beyond happy to hear Belize Diving Services played a big part in getting you back in the water. Our main goal at BDS is to make sure you feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed whether it’s your first dive or first dive in twelve years. Accommodating our customers with friendly and highly trained staff, different dive locations, and well-kept gear and equipment means more enjoyment and less worry.
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“The best dive group.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

This was the 8th time I have gone out with this dive team! Almost all of the crew have been with them for years! Professional and fun to dive with, they make every dive count and boat time is just jovial and entertaining. The 46' boat makes even the most difficult trip smooth and safe. Their equipment is in great shape and the facilities has everything you need including a great kitchen with chef and a fun bar to boot! Have a great time with these guys!

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Argos1980, Public Relations Manager at Belize Diving Services, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thanks for coming back, again and again and again! Our goal is to ensure that not only the diving is safe, fun, and accommodating, but also the boat ride between dive spots. After a long day of diving, we want to make sure you have the proper facilities to relax and rest.
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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“Thank you , Great time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very nice, well run local dive operation. Well maintained clean boat with professional helpful staff. Did the day trip to Turneffe island well worth the trip. This was my second time diving with them and I will be back . Thank you.

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Argos1980, Public Relations Manager at Belize Diving Services, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Turneffe Atoll is a personal favorite of Belize Diving Services as well as our customers. After an hour ride on our new boat, divers of all levels can enjoy the calm water, great visibility, and incredible wildlife in this protected marine area. Thanks for joining us again!
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Fremont, Michigan
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“Best Diving experience!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Our family of four had the best scuba diving experience on 3 different days. The staff and divers were awesome. Very experienced, fun, helpful with my fear and extremely safe. Equipment and boat was top notch. Husband had a great time at the blue hole. My teenagers loved it and we would only go with Belize Diving Services again. I had not dove for 20 years and I took the refresher and was a bit nervous before hand. The instructors were awesome and helped me get comfortable quickly in such a good way. I would highly highly recommend Belize Diving Services.

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Argos1980, Public Relations Manager at Belize Diving Services, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Turneffe Atoll is a personal favorite of Belize Diving Services as well as our customers. After an hour ride on our new boat, divers of all levels can enjoy the calm water, great visibility, and incredible wildlife in this protected marine area. Thanks for joining us again!
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“Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We spent 4 days diving with Belize Diving Services and had a great time. The service was top-notch. We did the Barrier Reef, Lighthouse, Turneffe North, and Turneffe Elbow dives. Everyone we worked with was excellent--Brian, Chip, Hillary, Eugene, Walter, Christina, Cal, and Pablo made our diving fun and and oh-so easy. The equipment was very nice, new, and well-maintained, and they had it all set up for us on the boat every morning. I really liked how the boat captains would take us to calm, protected areas for our surface intervals so we weren't tossed around by waves. The dive masters were friendly, helpful, professional, knowledgeable, and relaxed. We never felt rushed. On one of our diving days, the weather was less cooperative than usual, and Captain Cal and Christina did their best to find us good alternative dive sites. We were disappointed in the weather but really appreciated their efforts to make the day enjoyable for us. The breakfasts and lunches provided for the longer days were excellent! Belize Diving Services has two boats. The bigger of the two, Maera, is quite luxurious, with plenty of room, plenty of shade, a marine head, and tables to sit at to relax, write in your logbook, play cards, etc. Rainy weather was a complete non-issue on Maera. The other boat, Sea Drops, is much smaller. It has a shade canopy in the middle of the boat, so you can get out of the sun, but it provides no protection against wind and rain. In good weather, it is fine, but if you ride on Sea Drops on a rainy day to a dive location 1 to 2 hours away, you would be well-advised to bring along good rain gear to wear on the way there and back because there is no way to get out of the blowing rain. If we get to go back to beautiful Caye Caulker, we will definitely be diving with Belize Diving Services again.

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Argos1980, Public Relations Manager at Belize Diving Services, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thanks for spending four days with us at so many different dive sites. Our staff does an amazing job from start to finish; setting up the boat, setting up equipment, finding calm waters, safely instructing divers in/out of the water, answering any questions or concerns, and making sure our divers are well fed with local food.
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