I went to Ambergris Caye to learn how to scuba dive and obtain certification. I found Scuba School Belize (SSB) online and picked them because they seemed to be exactly what I was looking for -- one on one teaching with no rush and no fuss. LIttle did I know that what I would find at SSB completely eclipsed what I saw online. Junior, Colin, Maria, and Annika were simply incredible. From the moment I sent an inquiry via email to pick up at my hotel to arrival at SSB, the service and accommodation was outstanding. They were on point with every single detail of my training. I started with Colin in the back pool, and I found him to be knowledgable and very patient with me (I'll grudgingly admit that I was a little nervous with mask clearing, etc).
The next day Junior took me out for my first two open water dives. It's hard to encapsulate how good Junior is -- he's clearly an incredible diver, but I'm sure there are plenty of people who are great at diving on the island. But for me, what separates Junior from everyone else is is love for teaching and his incredible patience, walking lock step with you all the way. I will also grudgingly admit that I was EXTREMELY nervous about being 50 feet under water and having to take my mask off and then put it on and clear it. In fact, during the skill I nearly froze and was ready to go back to the surface. But Junior put me at ease (all without being able to talk to me, mind you, as we were 50 feet deep) and got me though the skill. And after that I was able to fly through the rest of the skills.
The other thing that impressed me was how well the staff treated me. I was by myself on this trip and Junior + his entire team treated me like family in the truest sense of the word. I would go back to SSB in a second, and I fully plan to do so (to complete my advanced certification) when I am able to go on holiday again. And I would also recommend SSB to ANYONE who is interested in learning how to dive. I'm now PADI certified and am eager to get my advanced certification, but wouldn't even dream of doing that at any other place except SSB with Junior and his team. I can't wait to go back!
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