Turneffe Atoll Diving with Blue Hole Excursion
There are 70+ dive sites located near the resort with an average time of 12 minutes to reach them. Some of the popular dive spots you will visit are “The Elbow”, “Calabash Cut”, “West Side Story”, “CoCo Point”, “Al’s Hideout”, and “Oasis”.
Each day begins with an early breakfast, followed by two single tank morning dives and a single tank afternoon dive. We usually return to the resort in between dives. This allows for an adequate surface interval, to have a snack or just take a break. Dives are done as long as weather permits.
Blue Hole trip – A full day excursion to the Blue Hole and Long Caye Wall with lunch at Half Moon Caye Natural Monument is scheduled on Tuesdays, weather permitting. The trip may be rescheduled for Thursday depending on weather conditions. A minimum of 6 guests are required for this excursion, payable at the resort.
Dives – All of our diving is drift-diving. Our captain pilots the boat to you upon your ascent so there is no tiring swim back to the boat. Our dive masters rinse your gear each evening and set it up for you after breakfast.
What about gear – For fit and comfort, we recommend that you bring your own mask, fins, snorkel and wet suit. However, our dive shop has a selection of BCs and regulators for rent, along with mask, fins and snorkels. We also rent short 3ml wet suits in a few common sizes. Although the year-round average water temperature is 82 degrees F, when completing three dives a day, a dive skin or a thin short suit is advisable. We provide weight belts, weights and tanks, as part of your package.
What to expect? – Our staff of professionally trained, PADI certified, dive masters and instructors will make every effort to fulfill your diving preferences. Before your first dive, the dive masters will give a full briefing on our diving procedures with your safety foremost in mind. You will be asked to show your certification card and to fill out a liability release form. Our release form will ask if you are under directions of a physician and/or taking medication. If you are, we advise you to please check with your physician as to whether it is safe for you to dive. As a precaution, please bring a certificate from the doctor stating that it is safe for you to SCUBA. After the briefing, you will be asked to set up your dive equipment. This is the first and last time you will have to do this, as our dive masters will do this for you after every dive, including washing down your equipment, and preparing it for your next day of diving. Before each dive, there will be a review of the dive site with a description of maximum depth, maximum bottom time, and direction of travel. In order to complete three dives a day, we limit the down time to sixty minutes per dive – except for those diving with nitrox.
Shore diving - The water around the resort is too shallow therefore no shore diving is available at the resort.