Scuba Steve

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Samantha K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
My husband and I visited San Pedro 8 years ago and stumbled across Scuba Steve, when both of his kids where still very young and had the best time with their family. We have traveled many places across the world and scuba dived many places. My husband recieved his advanced scuba license with Steve and had the best experience. Me on the other hand is very uncomfortable in the water and suffer from extreme claustrophobia, Steve and Eugene have always made me feel very comfortable in the water and the only people I can snorkel with while still feeling extremely relaxed. We just came back to San Pedro after 8 years and the first people we sought-after was Scuba Steve his son Eugene who is now 26 and doing his own fabulous tours and daughter Jenna who is running the fabulous front of house. Steve still does scuba dives and the family is the best you will find on the island. It was great to find out that they now work with another family owned business on the main land that does cave tubing, zip lining, and Mayan Ruins. Charlie who does the tours on the main land is of Mayan descent and gives more history than you could ever learn on the history Channel and have ever heard of before, he was the best! And would highly recommend booking your main land tours through Scuba Steve to connect with Charlie and his sons. If we could only recommend one place to go while visiting Belize and or San Pedro would be Scuba Steve with a shout out to his son Eugene who knows everyone and can recommend anything or anywhere you are looking for to make your stay fabulous!
Written August 22, 2021
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Travis M
Columbus, OH2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Got to earn my PADI open water certification & enjoy awesome dives with friends, for the same amount it would have costed me to earn my PADI at home in pools & quarrys. Scuba Steve, his family, and employees did a great job taking care of us & making sure we had safe dives while earning PADI certification. If I had it to do over again, I would make the same choice! Thanks Scuba Steve! Will be in contact next time I come to San Pedro!
Written February 26, 2020
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Jayme S
Leawood, KS2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Scuba Steve is the best diving instructor at San Pedro. My family did the Open Water Certification with Steve. Steve's leadership and patience in and out of water gave my family the confidence and courage to successfully complete the certification. My daughter has ADHD and anxiety and I was very nervous about her completing her certification. After a difficult first dive, Steve's patience, understand, and instilling confidence in her allowed her to successfully complete the open water certification. Now she is ready for another dive trip. I cannot thank Scuba Steve enough for what he accomplished with my daughter and family. His wonderful family at the dive shop and at the boat make you feel at home. Steve and I dove for conch and his daughter made us the most amazing conch ceviche after our dives. This was my fourth dive trip to San Pedro and I would never dive with anyone else. I would highly recommend anybody who's looking for a diving experience in Belize to Scuba Steve.
Written January 9, 2021
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Alex B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
We all had a great time! I caught my very first fish (and then another); the guide was very helpful with tips about how to fish and also put my bait on the hook every time. (I know nothing about fishing). Then we went lobster diving which was a whole new experience, and had one of the best lunches of my life with what we all caught.

Honestly a great experience. They were very chill and funny.
Written February 23, 2022
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Louise v
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
While the family vibe was nice. Steve is clearly not a good instructor or guide. I can only assume the good reviews are from people who have never dived with anyone else.
Im advanced and have 50+ open water dives, my dive training took place at a marine conservation project where safe diving for people and environment is the most important factor. Scuba Steve's dive shop does not adhere to these practices.
I chose his shop because of the good rates which was a mistake. It had been 4 years since my last dive so I needed a refresher course. I did not receive one I was instead just taken on a regular dive in a shallower spot. There was no equipment review, no buddy safety system, no skills review. Luckily my experience diving meant that I was able to remember all these things on my own but this is very dangerous for those who maybe haven't dived much in the past but have a qualification.
On the dive itself (which included those who have had Steve as an instructor to rescue level) it was clear that they had barely been taught correct bouyancy, positioning or even basic things like don't touch the marine life! Steve himself scared sharks out of crevices, touched corals and encouraged his barely qualified students to do the same. I was not asked once if I was ok on the dive even though it had a been a while for me.
We were told to get in the water before putting equipment on, a very dangerous practice, as we had our weight belts on before getting in. I am very surprised that he has not had any serious injuries occur under his watch.
If you want a thorough, safe and informative dive experience do not choose this shop it is cheaper for a reason.
It is easy to get seduced by cavalier island attitudes but when it comes to diving that simply is not safe!
Written August 7, 2022
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Michael C
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Absolutely worth checking out. Super affordable, super safe. I would come back again and not just because of Jackie, Jenna, and Lucy ... Eugene was great too. Scuba Steve knows what he is doing and is very thorough
Written February 20, 2020
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Raja G
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
If you are looking for a fun, relaxed and Safe diving trip in the Cayes Scuba Steve & Eugene are the BEST. They made my 12 & 14 year old kids very comfortable to dive and start enjoying the dives. We felt like family got a very comfortable & personalized tour
Written July 11, 2021
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Sean F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
I had limited time in Belize and had to squeeze as much entertainment in as possible.

The diving was 5 star

Choosing scuba Steve was the best decision I made the whole trip. I got 2 awesome dives per day cost was 80 bucks and I was done by 100pm.

We were able to do our surface interval back at the dock and did not have to spend 4 straight hours on a boat!!!

Great communication via email. Keep it simple and fun is the culture I have 30 year in the diving industry and this operation would be my 1st choice if I return to Belize

Sean
I had limited time in Belize and had to squeeze as much entertainment in as possible.

The diving was 5 star

Choosing scuba Steve was the best decision I made the whole trip. I got 2 awesome dives per day cost was 80 bucks and I was done by 100pm.

We were able to do our surface interval back at the dock and did not have to spend 4 straight hours on a boat!!!

Great communication via email. Keep it simple and fun is the culture I have 30 year in the diving industry and this operation would be my 1st choice if I return to Belize

Sean
Written September 14, 2023
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Paul
Chicago, IL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
My wife and I along with three of our kids traveled to San Pedro Belize. Prior our arival I contacted few dive shops in town. Steve the owner responded to me the same day with a phone call. We planned three days of diving for me and my kids, accommodating my 12-year-old son that’s Junior open water certified. We have spent three wonderful days with Steve and his son Eugene.I have dove many places in Caribbean and this was by far the best Dive Shop I have ever dove with. As Steve said “you step on my boat and you become part of my family” And he was not kidding. After we were done diving my daughters went an extra day on a snorkeling trip. Highly recommended Dive Shop for scuba diving, snorkeling, Fishing and family picnics. Thank you again Steve and Eugene.
Written May 31, 2021
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Ben K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Eugene was our guide. Super laid back but always vigilant. We did a snorkeling trip and it was awesome. The price was cheap compared to the competitors around but these guys are experienced, flexible, and ready to take you out to see some cool underwater stuff!
Written May 29, 2021
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