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Just off our island resort at Glover's Reef, Belize lies "The Wall" - the stunning coral-covered face of the continental shelf, where the sea floor drops away to 3000 feet in just a mile.
Rated one of the top deep sea diving areas in the world, it rivals any location in the Caribbean, the Red Sea, or the South Pacific. The top of The Wall is seen in the photo of our island above, where the bright white sand line meets the deep blue of the ocean.
Certified divers MUST present their cards and attend a check-out session. You must remember your cards or you will not be able to dive!
-Published dive rates are updated twice yearly. Published prices are for November 1 - January 31 or for February 1 - October 31. These rates are guaranteed through January 31, 2014.
-All prices listed in U.S. dollars
-All diving and rental equipment must be paid for on location with cash, Visa or MasterCard. Traveler’s Checks are not accepted. Gratuities have to be in cash, they cannot be put onto a credit card.
-There is a 12.5% Belize Sales Tax on all dives, gear rental, and courses in addition to the prices listed here. This rate could change without notice.
-Dive packages listed here are only available to certified divers.
|Number of Dives||Price|
|1 dive, 1 day||$43 + $10 gear rental fee as listed below|
2 dives in 1 day
$80 + 15 gear rental fee as listed below
|3 dives in 1 day||$115 + 20 gear rental fee as listed below|
|6 dives in 3 days||$230 US$ + gear rental fee as listed below|
|1 night dive||$48 +10 gear rental fee as listed below|
|1 dive for non-divers||$75 + $10 gear rental fee as listed below (see Discover Scuba course)|
Diving Equipment Rental:
-Certified divers may also bring their own
|BCD||$5.00 first dive; $2.50 second dive, per day|
$5.00 first dive; $2.50 second dive, per day
|Wetsuit||$5.00 per dive, not available for snorkeling or any other non-diving activities|
"Why I loved diving off Glover's Reef: (1) I wore just a 1.5mm suit - no need for a hood or thick suit; (2) It's a wonderfully remote site - there aren't hundreds of divers or live-aboards all over the place; (3) the coral is beautiful and the fish abundant - I also saw a number of turtles and dolphins; (4) It was great to have such great diving so close the island - no need to travel far distances!"
Glenn Ackerson, Ft. Collins, CO
Adventure Island at Glover’s Reef, April 2010
Commenting on Facebook, December 9, 2011
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Packages include hotels and meals in Belize City before and after the trip, transport to and from the island, accommodations and meals on the island, soda and beer on the island, and kayak and other sports gear and instruction. For a complete summary of all the sea sports we offer, visit our Belize Adventure Week sports page.
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For more information on just what makes diving at this Belize atoll so special, please see the Glover's Reef page.
-All dives are guided from boats; no shore diving available
-Single divers are guaranteed a buddy because a Dive Master accompanies every dive
-Divers are grouped together. If only one person is interested in diving, diving may not be offered every time the single diver wants to go. For example, if only one person wants to dive for a full week, it would not be possible for them to dive 3 times a day (each dive requires 2 staff members + gasoline).
-Specific times of day are not guaranteed. When dives are offered is up to the management of the dive shop.
-If only one person is interested in a course, the course is almost always available but not guaranteed (inquire for status). For example, if several courses are going on already and the weather turns bad, someone deciding to take a course at the last minute might not be able to be accommodated. Also the more advanced courses take more time and advance notice is needed.
-If you are a certified diver but have not been diving in a long time, you can take the Discover Scuba course as a refresher. If the course is already being offered to others, the will allow certified divers to sit in on the lecture portion for free.
-Prices include tanks, air, weights, transport
-Divers supply their own mask, fins, snorkel
-Weights are simple strap belts with 2, 3 and 4 lb. weights threaded onto the belt. They are provided for all divers, but are not available for rent for non-diving activities
-Wetsuits are provided for all courses (very limited sizes available), but are not available to rent for non-diving activities
-Limited dive lights are available to rent for night scuba dives, but cannot be guaranteed available for all, you should bring your own light if you want to night dive. Dive lights are not available to rent to snorkelers
-Dive locations, time of dives, and duration of dives will be at the discretion of dive shop management
-Diving is often unavailable on Saturday, this is a transfer day and staff may not be available to take guests diving
Looking for scuba diving schools in Belize? Our island dive shop, located just down the beach from Slickrock’s facility on Long Caye, is a PADI scuba center with tanks, compressor, and two dive boats. Guests often take time off from our activities to go scuba diving. In addition to dives for certified divers, they provide Discover Scuba/Resort courses that permit non-divers to train and continue to dive for the rest of the week. They also offer many advanced scuba courses. Long Caye Dive Shop is a certified member of the PADI International Resort Association and is a full-service PADI training facility.
All divers must be physically fit to dive. If there is any medical issue that a you may have, the dive shop requests that the student visit the PADI website to obtain a copy of the PADI medical release form. Your doctor needs to fill this out; PADI no longer recognizes a simple note from the doctor allowing the student to dive. Areas of concern for diving fitness include: diabetes, respiratory problems, circulation problems, heart problems, major surgery, and asthma.
To download the form: http://www.padi.com/english/common/courses/forms/.
Kids ages 8 and 9 may take the Bubblemaker course which has a 6-foot depth limit and takes one-half day. Kids ages 10 and 11 may be able to dive as a regular diver, this age limit is under the discretion of our Dive Instructor. Kids ages 12 and over may get certified to dive, or take the one-half day Discover Scuba course if they wish. Non-divers or snorkelers will not be able to join divers on the boat while divers are diving or taking courses.
If the child is in a dive course, he will not be able to dive with his parents until he is certified, unless the parents are also students in the same course. During courses students must dive with a Dive Instructor while certified divers dive with a Dive Master. The two groups may share the boat ride to a dive, but they will not be diving together. Also, when the student is doing skills with the Instructor, we have found in the past that having family members along who are just watching and not taking the course at the same time tend to distract from the lesson. After the course is completed, the child will be certified and then they can all dive together as certified divers.