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Learn to Dive in Belize

Belize divemasterPADI logo 100 pxIt's easy to learn to scuba dive in Belize!

As a PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) facility, we offer all PADI training courses, from Open Water Certification to Divemaster. One of our most popular programs is the PADI Discover Scuba Diving,

or Introductory Resort Course. This offers non-divers the truly exciting first time experience of scuba diving in a safe but beautiful environment. Many of our guests who have experienced this have gone on to complete the full Open Water Course. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to swim with the fishes, this is the opportunity of a lifetime!


Many guests prefer to take the classroom portion of their dive training in their local area before coming to the resort, and then complete the in-the-water portion at the resort. This gives the advantage of leaving you more time to spend diving Belize's legendary reefs as a certified diver. The water certification portion of the course usually takes only two days. This is called a Referral Course.

Divers who haven't been diving for a while often want to take a brief Refresher Course. One of our resident divemasters will brief you on proper diving safety and procedures and do some simple, shallow dives with you on a one-on-one basis to make sure you remember all of your previous training and build your confidence.

The Open Water I Certification is the main course for becoming a diver. It typically lasts four days and consists of about two days of classroom-style learning, covering all aspects of the physics of diving and equipment, plus two days of hands-on learning, becoming acquainted with the scuba gear in the water and doing simple dives.

Our Open Water II Certification provides advanced open water learning to further your diving enjoyment and safety. This is a recommended, but strictly optional course and is typically taken after 20 or more dives, giving you time to become totally comfortable underwater on routine dives.

Most necessary gear can be rented at a reasonable cost during your stay at our dive shop. Please advise us when making your reservation if you will require any of the above coursework or equipment rental so that we will have everything you require upon your arrival at the resort.

Prices for the rental and coursework can be found on our Rates page.

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Why Book with Caye Resorts?

Sailboat and kayak400pxWe know and love Belize! We've been there countless times over the last 20 years. 

  • Our staff has been to all the destinations we offer, so we can guide you to the best option for you.
  • We carefully choose only the best small, privately-owned resorts so you feel like one of the family. No mega resorts.
  • We offer unbiased help in making your Belize vacation the best possible.
  • You will NOT pay extra by booking through us. In fact, you are likely to pay less since we can pass along discounts not available if you book direct.

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