Diving Tours

Our location allows us to provide tours perfect for seeing wildlife on land and sea. We will help you find the perfect adventure.

What to Expect

Maya Beach is located approximately 7 miles north of Placencia Village and approximately 4 miles north of the local airport.

Our local tour operators make trips to both Inner and Outer Reef. Most dives are boat drift dives and divers are accompanied by a certified, insured PADI Dive Master or higher rating.

Snorkel

The Inner Reef acts as a home for juvenile aquatic animals. Here divers will find most of the Gorgonians, known in the Caribbean as sea fans, sea whips, sea plumes and sea rods, as well as the Pederson Cleaner Shrimp, Yellowline Arrow Crab, Giant hermit Crab and a wide variety of fish such as Spotted Drum(adult and juveniles), Spotted Eagle Ray and Southern Stingray.

The depth range on these inner reef dives is between 60-80 ft. Visibility is between 50-100ft. Among the Cayes we visit in the Inner Reef are French Louis Caye, Crawl Caye, Lagoon Caye, Moho Caye and Dolphin Caye.

Dive

The Outer Reef, or the Barrier Reef, is home to some of the most spectacular walls in the Caribbean, that start from around 40ft. and drop off to approx. 300ft. The maximum depth for diving is 100ft and is multi-level diving. Turtles, Manta Rays, Moray Eels, Dolphins, and Lobsters are just a few of the creatures divers will encounter in the Outer Reef. Outer reef visibility is around 80-120ft. Among the Cayes visited in the Outer Reef are Silk Caye, Hunting Caye, Ranguana Caye and Gladden Spit.

Catamaran Tour

Island Hopping with Snorkeling

Sail out approximately 6 miles to the back caye range where the boat will anchor in 6-foot deep water that is sheltered from wind and waves.

Here you can swim, snorkel, or simply take in the beauty around you.

  • Life jackets are available.
  • Private charters are available upon request.
  • Reservations are required.
  • Availability is limited.

Private Island Tour

Dolphin Island, our very own private island, offers shallow water and is only a 20-minute boat ride away. The water is very calm due to the fact it is located in the Lark Caye range and is surrounded by other islands; wildlife is numerous from different species of birds to abundant corals, and even a passing turtle or dolphin.

Diving Options

Daily 2 Tank Dive (with gear)

Daily 2 Tank Dive (without gear)

Regular Snorkeling Trip

 

Whale Shark Dive

Whale Shark Snorkeling 

Night Dives 

 

Diving Requirements

  • Divers Must be advanced open water divers or have a minimum of fifty (50) log dives. This trip is also weather dependent.
  • Discounts are available for 4 days or more diving.
  • Needs a minimum of 4 divers.
  • Scuba diving courses are available upon request.

Important Information

Water Temperature 

 

  • January through April – The water is 79°F-81°F.
  • May through December – The water is 81°F-84°F.
  • The water is coldest in January and warmest in September.

What to Expect

The Placencia peninsula, where the Green Parrot is located, is the springboard to some of the most exciting dive sites in the world. The second-longest barrier reef in the world comes south along the coast of Belize. The reef separates itself farther and farther from the mainland as it moves south. The result is a broad expanse of coral reef with channels that go down from 90 to 110 feet, rising abruptly into shoals and cayes, providing many nearby scuba locations. At the last official count, there are a minimum of 20 named dive sites in the southern waters of Belize, off Placencia, bursting with untouched coral and abundant fish life.