Belize City Scuba Diving Excursion Reviews

The lay of the local underwater landscape and the ocean currents make Belize the perfect place for a successful scuba diving adventure.
The dive site was a good 40 minutes from the ship, but was well worth the ride.
The dive site was a good 40 minutes from the ship, but was well worth the ride. As a bonus a pod of dolphins circled our boat for a few minutes between the 2 dives. Appreciated having the dive boat pick us up right at the ship and not ... Read More
The dive site was a good 40 minutes from the ship, but was well worth the ride. As a bonus a pod of dolphins circled our boat for a few minutes between the 2 dives. Appreciated having the dive boat pick us up right at the ship and not having to tender to the port. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I took a taxi to the airport and then a flight on Maya Air to San Pedro then walked 200 meters to ...
I took a taxi to the airport and then a flight on Maya Air to San Pedro then walked 200 meters to the dive shop. The excursion was scheduled to begin at 8:30, but because I was the only diver they had me wait until the snorkelers arrived ... Read More
I took a taxi to the airport and then a flight on Maya Air to San Pedro then walked 200 meters to the dive shop. The excursion was scheduled to begin at 8:30, but because I was the only diver they had me wait until the snorkelers arrived at 9:30. We went out on the boat but the water was too rough to go out beyond the reef. I was only able to do one dive (there should have been two) and only to about 6 meters deep. Its difficult to fault the shop as none of the other boats were going out beyond the reef either. It was a disappointing excursion, but I guess it was really due to the conditions, not the shop. I had lunch at the place right next to the dive shop. The special of the day was fried fish fingers and fries with a very tasty cocktail sauce. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Snorkeling & Starfish Island excursion was great, better than I expected.
Snorkeling & Starfish Island excursion was great, better than I expected. I usually book independent of the cruise line.
Snorkeling & Starfish Island excursion was great, better than I expected. I usually book independent of the cruise line. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Top of the line equipment
Top of the line equipment
Top of the line equipment Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice diving in Belize, good visibility.
Nice diving in Belize, good visibility. Not as many species of fish as we are used to seeing at most dive sites - possibly because of heavy fishing in the region.
Nice diving in Belize, good visibility. Not as many species of fish as we are used to seeing at most dive sites - possibly because of heavy fishing in the region. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Booked ship excursion because tenders are used to shore, and such limited any shore dive op to ...
Booked ship excursion because tenders are used to shore, and such limited any shore dive op to dives on the Barrier Reef. The ship excursion was led by Hugh Parkey and went out to Turneffe Atoll. Parkey is a well-regarded op in Belize. ... Read More
Booked ship excursion because tenders are used to shore, and such limited any shore dive op to dives on the Barrier Reef. The ship excursion was led by Hugh Parkey and went out to Turneffe Atoll. Parkey is a well-regarded op in Belize. The dives were well-run and great. Being picked up and dropped off at the cruise ship was a real treat. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Long boat ride for this diving excursion.
Long boat ride for this diving excursion. They pick you up from the anchored ship and you go to the resort. Load the gear and another 30 min. boat ride. Back to the resort for a surface interval and jam bottles and back out. Dive again, go ... Read More
Long boat ride for this diving excursion. They pick you up from the anchored ship and you go to the resort. Load the gear and another 30 min. boat ride. Back to the resort for a surface interval and jam bottles and back out. Dive again, go back to the resort and wait 30 min. to leave to go back to the ship. Diving was pretty but not as much as Cozumel. The personnel were FANTASTIC. They took care of all your gear if you let them. I take care of my own gear so that is that. This is the port my wife took her excursion from shoreexcursioneer.com and she enjoyed it. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We booked a scuba trip with Sea Sports from the good reviews we found about them online.
We booked a scuba trip with Sea Sports from the good reviews we found about them online. A great company. They limit the dives to eight divers, a divemaster and an assistant.I emailed Linda and she quickly responded. She answered my ... Read More
We booked a scuba trip with Sea Sports from the good reviews we found about them online. A great company. They limit the dives to eight divers, a divemaster and an assistant.I emailed Linda and she quickly responded. She answered my questions and got us registered two months before we got there.The dive shop was very close to where the tender dropped us off. We arrived and filled out the paperwork early then had breakfast. the captain and dive master (John) were setting up our dive by the time we got back and we left by 9:30.the dive site was about thirty minutes away and John explained the history of Belize to us on the way out. On the first dive a manatee was swimming above us and dolphins were swimming about the boat.We had lunch on John's dock real close to the dive location. The second dive was similar to the first. They let each diver stay down as long as your air provides. They kept everything safe and enjoyable for each of the divers. We would definately dive with them again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We booked with the ship and used Hugh Pakey's belize Dive Connection.
We booked with the ship and used Hugh Pakey's belize Dive Connection. They are the best. We have now dove with them twice and really loved it. They were very helpful with getting my gear on and off the boat. My husband and I always ... Read More
We booked with the ship and used Hugh Pakey's belize Dive Connection. They are the best. We have now dove with them twice and really loved it. They were very helpful with getting my gear on and off the boat. My husband and I always travel with all our own dive gear. Both the dives were very good and the crew did a great job. There were 18 of us from the ship on the excursion but it did not feel crowded. After the excursion we had time left over to go into Belize City for some last minute shopping. The cruise terminal area was clean and the people were friendly. This was our first time in Belize City. We will definitely be back again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great day of diving!
Great day of diving! During our break between dives we visited a gorgeous remote island where a single inhabitant lives and earns a living fishing for conch & lobster. He graciously shared his little slice of paradise with us for our ... Read More
Great day of diving! During our break between dives we visited a gorgeous remote island where a single inhabitant lives and earns a living fishing for conch & lobster. He graciously shared his little slice of paradise with us for our lunch break. Lunch was minimal (sandwich, piece of fruit, cookie & water) but at least it was included which is more than Carnival provided. Read Less
Sail Date November 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
In Belize we hopped a flight to San Pedro via tropic air and spent this day diving and snorkeling ...
In Belize we hopped a flight to San Pedro via tropic air and spent this day diving and snorkeling the reef. This was all arraigned by unbelizable weddings. The guys took us north to Mexico rocks and we did two dives. They even provided a ... Read More
In Belize we hopped a flight to San Pedro via tropic air and spent this day diving and snorkeling the reef. This was all arraigned by unbelizable weddings. The guys took us north to Mexico rocks and we did two dives. They even provided a home cooked lunch of chicken, rice and beans plus water, soda and beer. Catching a flight back to Belize city and then a cab back to the ship we caught a tender and headed back. If you are unfamiliar with Belize, please don't stay in Belize city... You need to go outside to see this beautiful country. Ruins, Cave tubing and zip lining, or zoo combos are good if you want to stay on the main-land. Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Diving with Hugh Parkey's Belize Dive Connection was a great experience.
Diving with Hugh Parkey's Belize Dive Connection was a great experience. Skipping the cruise ship tender was worth the extra money. The dive masters and crew were wonderful, friendly and helpful. I have never been on a dive boat that ... Read More
Diving with Hugh Parkey's Belize Dive Connection was a great experience. Skipping the cruise ship tender was worth the extra money. The dive masters and crew were wonderful, friendly and helpful. I have never been on a dive boat that the guys/gals helped or even requested that they change out the gear from the 1st to the 2nd dive. This was wonderful because I was with my 2 teenage boys, they sort of know how to set up their gear but I would have needed to do all 3 sets by myself. These guys were great, the coral however was dead. I wish they wouldn't throw the anchor on top of the reef. They need to campaign the government for mooring buoys. We went to Mid Point and Pine Ridge reefs. The sponges were cool, the colors were fluorescent! I would highly recommend this shore excursion. Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Belize: We picked a two tank dive on Turneffe Atoll.
Belize: We picked a two tank dive on Turneffe Atoll. We had read a lot about this trip and thought this would be wonderful. This was my worst dive I have ever done. The dive master was a jerk the whole time except when we were heading ... Read More
Belize: We picked a two tank dive on Turneffe Atoll. We had read a lot about this trip and thought this would be wonderful. This was my worst dive I have ever done. The dive master was a jerk the whole time except when we were heading back. He didn't talk to anyone on the boat unless he was barking orders. The other dive master Abel was great, really nice, with my luck so far on this cruise I got the jerk for my dive master. The first dive was nothing coral, not many fish, a lobster and that was it. They got all of us on the boat and said we were going to go to the next area to dive. They pulled the anchor and turned the boat on but we didn't move, we floated for about 15 minutes and then they dropped anchor again and we dove the same spot again. Worthless. More coral and saw nothing. The other dive group took off and saw a ray and some other things, but our dive master just stayed pretty much under the boat. Lesson learned, don't get excursions through the cruiseline. Overpriced. Read Less
Sail Date March 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Scuba Diving: get picked up by boat and taken to dive spot, enjoyed dives, clear water, saw tons of ...
Scuba Diving: get picked up by boat and taken to dive spot, enjoyed dives, clear water, saw tons of lobster, an octopus, an eel. Will come back to dive Blue Hole.
Scuba Diving: get picked up by boat and taken to dive spot, enjoyed dives, clear water, saw tons of lobster, an octopus, an eel. Will come back to dive Blue Hole. Read Less
Sail Date December 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line