Scuba & snorkelling in Belize City

THE 10 BEST Belize City Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Scuba & Snorkeling in Belize City

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  • Chase D
    1 contribution
    We had Manuel as our tour guide and he was amazing. He drove us safely to our tour at the caves in Jaguar park and had very interesting information during our tour.
    Written January 10, 2024
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  • Brian S
    1 contribution
    Very happy with Belize Exotic Adventures and Raymond our tour guide. Raymond was very friendly, helpful and knowledgable. The ruins at Altou Ha were beautiful. We were able to get there before the big tour busses so we felt like we had the place to ourselves.
    Written February 20, 2024
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  • Molly L
    New York City, NY32 contributions
    We had a great experience with Jason and Randy. We saw sharks, rays, manatees, and a turtle. The lunch was also really nice, and they had beer and fruit to offer toward the end of the trip. Our guides were very funny and knowledgeable. And man can they free dive! They even had a GoPro to take pics of you. Thanks Nauti!
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • Martha S
    DeForest, WI4 contributions
    This tour was so enjoyable. Our guide, Jeevan, was friendly, knowledgeable and relaxed. He arrived right as planned and was easy going as we peppered him with questions not only about Altun Ha, but Belize City and the rest of the culture and community. We kept our tour simple - just to ruins, and that was just right for us.

    The other thing we appreciated about Jeevan was his patience and flexibility in terms of how much we did or didn’t climb (we did) and how fast (one member of the group was sporting a bad knee so we let them set the pace.)

    Big thanks to Upclose Belize and Jeevan for a wonderful experience!
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • Himalaya76
    1 contribution
    We went on a dive and snorkeling trip with Jaguar. We came in late from the cruise ship, but they were waiting for us and took us right back to the boat to start the dive. Two things that put this group above any other operator we worked with during our cruises:
    -the dive master’s knowledge of the marine life was top notch, he showed the divers in our group more things then any other dive master we’ve gone with .. ever
    -they actually fed us. Which is notable in that other operators do not include food on dives — which leaves you rather strapped since we can’t bring food off the cruise ship, don’t have time to shop before excursions and exert a ton of energy during a two tank dive.
    These guys did such a great job that we plan to come back to Belize and let them take us around the island and the sea. Great group to work with. Responsive through email and WhatsApp. I’d recommend them to anyone heading to Belize to do any tour.
    Written June 29, 2023
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  • lauren l
    Galveston, TX1 contribution
    This was the best excursion I have ever done! The team we had from splash wave tours was A+! Thank you so much Nelson he was our snorkel guide and he pulled me and a few others around the water. He showed all kinds of coral and fish. Tiff, Lesly, Patrick and Mackenzie. I think I got all of their names. The food was good and was $10 a plate I believe. Lobster was more. Any time we travel to Belize we will visit goffs caye and use splash wave tours!
    Written November 26, 2023
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  • Susan H
    Charlotte, NC12 contributions
    We had two boats for a group of friends. We were late and Captain Steph was super accommodating! We fished and snorkeled- everyone had a great time!
    Written November 12, 2023
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  • Oceandreams13
    Anchorage, AK55 contributions
    Loved floating down the river and sharing this experience with my teenage kids. I appreciated hearing about all the historical events for our tour guide. Was not on a cruise ship and had no problem booking it for the four us us. Look forward to doing it again someday. Thank you for such a wonderful and memorable experience.
    Written February 8, 2023
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  • Monica D.
    1 contribution
    Jimmy Robinson "goes beyond the call of duty." He did not just take us to the zoo. He spent time telling us about each animal (and in some cases finding them tucked away in their cages) and the history behind the zoo. His description of daily life in Belize under British rule made our old Belize City tour come to life. This city tour was an unplanned treat. Jimmy is a knowledgeable man and a careful driver. Well worth your time and money.
    Written February 15, 2023
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  • Kristen M
    Elmira, Canada5 contributions
    Our group of 4 had the good fortune of having Wayne recommended to us. The booking process was smooth and communication was excellent. Wayne picked us up at the dock of our rental house first thing in the morning he was flexible to do anything we wanted. We decided to try fishing in the morning and the memories made will last a lifetime. We caught a variety of fish and you could tell that Wayne’s fishing knowledge is likely unmatched in Placencia. Wayne also took us snorkelling our on the barrier reef and we even found a manatee to snorkel with. I couldn’t more highly recommend Wayne. It was by far the best day we spent in Belize.
    Written March 26, 2020
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  • Terry W
    Wasaga Beach, Canada32 contributions
    We anchored offshore at Belize Feb. 26. The instructions stated we should take one of the first tenders in, which we did, and followed the instructions to find “Way To Go Tours Belize”.

    The driver was Robert, and the guide was named Cardinal.....
    Cardinal was a font of knowledge about the local area, and kept up a vocal tour to go along with what we saw.

    The tour was excellent; the only flaw was the rum tasting was dismal.

    Way To Go Tours Belize has an excellent employee in Cardinal.
    Written March 11, 2019
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  • terrilynn1001
    Montgomery, TX36 contributions
    First we went snorkeling in Belize. It was an awesome experience ! The people in charge of the boat were friendly and funny. First stop was to swim with turtles ,barracudas, lots of pretty fish. Next stop was to swim with nurse sharks. Big and intimidating but docile and friendly. Then they provided food. Chicken, rice and beans. Really good. Last stop was to feed the Tarpon. My husband held a small fish over the boat and the Tarpon flew up and grabbed it. It was awesome! Best excursion EVER!! It’s the snorkel and nurse sharks excursion. Simply beautiful.
    Written September 12, 2022
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  • Kisty J
    Wichita, KS2 contributions
    We visited Belize for the 1st time and booked the Rendezvous Caye excurion with the ship. This was a great choice and we will check for any tours with SeaMore Tours when we return for some land tours!! Very professional, fun, and informative! Cappi was out guide for the day and he was awesome!!
    Written September 20, 2022
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  • MontyMont
    Tulsa, OK72 contributions
    Starfish Island excursion ($59 I think) on the Carnival Miracle was a good trip. A short 15-20 minute ride directly from the ship was beautiful. The island itself is very small, which is a huge plus to be honest. The area you can swim/snorkel is not huge, but decent albeit somewhat murky in visibility. The areas just outside the 'enclosed' area was much much clearer but signs stated you could not swim/snorkel/dive there so we didn't. The food was just OK, the chicken was excellent. After this excursion, we immediately took a tender into Belize City to check it out. I was not expecting much from Belize City as I heard many bad things about it, and it all turned out to be true. Its' such a shame that a place as beautiful as Belize can be so poorly governed.
    Written September 3, 2019
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  • Jared J
    Vernal, UT5 contributions
    We had such a great time with Captain Jason and crew we had to go with them again. This is definitely the place to go if you want to snorkel, spearfish, fish, or just explore. We loved how it was just us on the boat as other charters pack 6 or 8 other people on the boat with you. With Jason we got to decide what we wanted to do and he would make it happen. The first trip we snorkeled shark ray alley and then went to a couple of spots to spearfish. We also stopped and fed the tarpon and birds which was really fun. After we got back Jason recommended a restaurant we were able to take our fish and had a great dinner. The second trip Jason and Gene took us to an area where we were the only boat around. We speared a couple of fish, shot some lion fish, and even snagged some lobster from Jason’s secret spot. What an outstanding trip! Now we have some lobster and fish to take back to the restaurant for another great dinner. We highly recommend Captain Jason and Gene, they will take great care of you. My wife took some great photos and videos and will post them on their Facebook page if you want to check them out.
    Written November 12, 2019
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