Our Adventure Island trips are all-inclusive. In addition to providing mainland hotels, transport, island lodging, meals, beer and soda, park fees, and guided activities and instruction all day long, we provide all the big sport equipment: single and double sea kayaks and accessories, surf kayaks, surf and paddleboards, windsurf boards and sails, kitesurf gear for beginners, lifejackets, paddles, and helmets. We do not provide the little stuff; all personal sport gear you must bring with you. Our Belize packing list includes mask, fins, snorkel, flashlight, diveskin or wetsuit, booties, and optional dive light. We do not rent this gear, nor have any to loan out. We don’t provide snorkel gear because it must fit your body and because we cannot buy replacements in Belize when you lose it. All gear is driven 3000 miles from Utah to Belize once a year.
We have an excellent checklist of what to bring on our Belize trips, a list we have refined over a 32-year period. You can request our best Belize packing list, we’ll be happy to send it to you by mail or email. When you write to us, specify which list you want, Adventure Island at Glover’s Reef (island only) or Belize Adventure Week (jungle-island combo trip).
Which gear you choose will directly impact your enjoyment of your trip. Exploring the underwater world is the trip’s highlight, so you need to know which are the best snorkeling fins, best mask and snorkel, etc. There is a lot of bad gear for sale out there. You get what you pay for, cheap gear may mean that you spend all of your snorkel time dealing with salt water in your eyes or throat or leg cramps. Test your gear before you get to Belize. Everything can be ordered online, but it is best to buy masks at a dive shop to insure proper fit.
This page will help educate you about the features of the different kinds of gear that you are looking for, and what to avoid. Attention to this detail now will greatly pay off in Belize. You can find more information on Belize diving on our adventure packages elsewhere on our site.