Your guide will first provide instruction in all sports before you try them. Each orientation takes between 30 min. – 4 hours. Regardless of your experience and ability level, attendance in these instructional sessions is required if you plan to participate in the activity, since your guide has no way of knowing your experience level. This is a safety issue, and your well-being is our number one priority. Attendance at the orientation in Belize City on the evening of Day 1 is also required, as there is not enough time to repeat everything multiple times. The first night is the perfect time to get a lot of information imparted as we are all just waiting for the activities to begin the next day.
Guests with extensive experience in a particular sport may receive a special, abbreviated orientation so they can get started earlier, but this is not always possible for every sport. Our guides are guiding the whole group, not just one person, and they must balance their time between everyone so that everyone is safe in the water. If you have only one sport you are interested in, our guides will do their best to get to the orientation as soon as possible, but it may not happen the first day you are on the island, or maybe not even the second day. Guides are responsible for everyone and can’t guide more than one thing at a time.
Persons interested in only one sport will have to adjust their expectations as this is a multi-sport trip, not a single-sport trip, and all sports require a guide or buddy, especially when the conditions are extreme. We find that guests who show up thinking they will only do one sport quickly realize the beauty of this location is that you can try so many things. You’ll want to do everything; there are few places on earth where you can experience this many sports in one week.