Weekend Getaway to Belize

San Pedro, Belize

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Jan 15 - 20, 2022
Group size: 11 - 20
Weekend Getaway to Belize
San Pedro, Belize

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Facebook verified
  • Twitter verified
73 reviews

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Jan 15 - 20, 2022
Group size: 11 - 20

About this trip

Join Blue Planet for a long weekend getaway on Ambergris Caye in Belize. After diving the beautiful reefs of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, relax with your toes in the sand in one of San Pedro's seafood restaurants or beach bars. If you want a quick seaside vacation just a bit off the beaten path but not too far, with great diving, excellent snorkeling, warm water and gorgeous white sand beaches, this is the trip for you! 


AMBERGRIS CAYE

A 20 minute plane ride or 1.5-hour ferry south of the Belize International airport, San Pedro is the perfect beach getaway. The once small fishing village has managed to maintain its local culture and charm despite its growing popularity. The town is a picture postcard setting beside the clear turquoise sea. Coconut palms sway and rustle in the gentle cooling trade winds. Low rise hotels, guest houses and boutique style resorts & condos, from modest to magnificent, are nestled along the coast and throughout the town. Golf carts and bicycles are the principal mode of transportation, although we can walk pretty much any where you'd like to go.


THE DIVING

One of San Pedro's most prized attractions is the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world and is home to a diverse array of marine life. Diving is suitable for beginners and experienced divers. Visibility averages 80 feet and the water temperature rarely dips below 77º F. Air temperatures remain relatively constant around the 80º F mark.


The Belize Barrier Reef is home to thousands of species of animals including 65 species of corals, 500 species of fish, whale sharks, dolphins, crabs, seahorses, starfish, manatees, American crocodiles plus many bird and turtle species. Night dives are particularly spectacular; as well as the odd octopus, honeycomb moray eels are very common, as are lobsters, shrimp and crabs. Plus look forward to countless types of hard and soft corals, nudibranchs and mollusks.


We’ll be diving with our friends at Ambergris Divers, the onsite PADI dive center focused on diver safety, personalized service and fun! Our plan is to do 2 days of 2-tank boat dives plus a night dive. And for the more adventurous, we can add an all day, 3-tank dive to the famous Blue Hole and outer reefs!


SUNBREEZE HOTEL

The SunBreeze Hotel is located right on the beach in San Pedro. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks in the spacious hotel courtyard overlooking the ocean. It’s also centrally located and walking distance to restaurants and the center of town. All rooms have wireless internet, air conditioning, private bathrooms, etc.


TRAVEL

Plan to arrive in Belize City (BZE) on Saturday, January 15th. We’ll plan to overnight at a hotel there and then fly to San Pedro early Sunday morning so we can get 2 dives in that afternoon. We'll return to Belize City/US on Thursday, January 20th. Or if you’d like to stay longer, let us know and we can help extend your stay!


PLEASE NOTE: We recommend arriving in Belize on Saturday, January 15 so we can fly together as a group to San Pedro early Sunday morning. However accommodations for that first night are NOT included in the package. You will need to book your own room in Belize City for Saturday, January 15th. We recommend the Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza


Please check in with Blue Planet staff before booking flights. Or if you need assistance with flights, just let us know.

Cancellation Policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a $250 cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 


Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

What’s included

  • 4 nights accommodations
    At the SunBreeze Hotel in San Pedro
  • 7 dives
    3 days of 2-tank boat dives + 1 night dive
  • Full breakast
    including tax & service charge
  • Domestic flights
    Air transportation between Belize International airport and San Pedro
  • International flights
    International flights to Belize
  • Saturday night hotel
    PLEASE NOTE: You will need to book your own room for that Saturday night if you plan to fly to San Pedro Sunday morning
  • Scuba equipment
    Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available
  • Tips
    Tips for the boat's excellent crew
  • Meals
    There are a ton of great options at and near the hotel

Available Packages

Deluxe Room, Double Occupancy
Sold Out

Double occupancy in a Deluxe room with two double beds or one queen bed, bathroom, television, mini fridge.

$1,215
Deposit: $500
Deluxe Room, Single Occupancy
Sold Out
$1,665
Deposit: $500
Premier Room, Double Occupancy
Sold Out
$1,275
Deposit: $500
Premier Room, Triple Occupancy
Sold Out
$1,170
Deposit: $500

Available options

3-dive Blue Hole trip
$315
2-tank boat dives
$90
Best Western, dbl + airport transfersSold Out
$108
Best Western, sgl + airport transferSold Out
$171
Blue Hole trip (snorkeler)
$215
Extra nights (triple)Sold Out
$648
Extra night (single)Sold Out
$255
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Itinerary

Saturday
Arrive in Belize

Arrive any time on Saturday and transfer to the hotel of your choosing. (We recommend the Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza. Relax and get into vacation mode! Hang out in the pool, explore the area and meet the group for dinner that night.

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Blue Planet Scuba
73 reviews
Blue Planet is a different kind of scuba diving organization — aimed at providing the best education and experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area and beyond, while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba diving to help protect our fragile oceans.

Reviews

Great trip to Belize - wonderful group of people, comfortable hotel and fantastic diving. Superb viz and the best night dive in Holchan Marine Reserve - dancing eagle rays, hide and seek Octopus, giant snapper, fever of stingrays,... Thanks Andrea for leading such a great trip
By Richard H for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 24 Jan, 2022
Thanks, Richard! We're thrilled to hear you had a great time on the Belize trip! We look forward to more adventures with you and the family.
By Blue Planet Scuba on 25 Jan, 2022
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TK
I had a great time with some wonderful people. Waiting to hear our next date to do it again.
By Tyrone K for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 23 Jan, 2022
We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip, Tyrone! We can't wait to have you dive with us again.
By Blue Planet Scuba on 25 Jan, 2022
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Thank you Blue Planet for another amazing trip! This was my 5th trip with Blue Planet and I am already signed up for more! Heather and Jonas did a great job with pre-travel communication, especially with unique requirements due to COVID-19. The dive operator was great. The Aggressor Okeanos II staff was very professional with a focus on safety. Diving in Cocos was amazing! So many sharks! We saw Hammerheads, Galapagos, Black Tip, White Tip Reef, and Tiger sharks in addition to rays, dolphins, tunas, octopus, mantas, lobsters, eels, and all of the fish!!! 100% recommend Blue Planet and looking forward to my next dive adventure!!
By Meryl G for New Year's at Cocos Island on 17 Jan, 2022
Thanks Meryl and we're thrilled you could join us on this bucket list trip! We're so glad to hear that you plan to keep traveling with us. We'll look forward to many more adventures with you both under the water and on land!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Jan, 2022
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Blue Planet continues to organize great trips. The diving was amazing- I’m still amazed by what we saw underwater. The liveaboard crew was fantastic and worked extremely hard. The only thing that could have been improved was the condition of the boat- it’s in need of a refresh. This was out of Blue Planet’s control due to Covid difficulties and the general difficulties of getting to Cocos. Blue Planet trips always have great diving and great people!
By Andy M for New Year's at Cocos Island on 17 Jan, 2022
Thanks Andy! We're so glad you could join us on this epic trip! Hopefully the diving made up for the fact that the dive boat wasn't what you were expecting!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Jan, 2022
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Another great trip with Blue Planet, my fourth, and I look forward to going on more!!! The BP owners, Heather and Jonas, make everyone feel welcome and work hard to make sure they have a great experience. It really doesn't matter where, e.g., in their shop, while taking a class, working on a certification at the quarry, or on a sun soaked trip to the Caribbean. The lodging in St. Croix was quite good and the dive shop used for our boat and shore dives did an excellent job. Heather and Jonas apparently have great relationships with all of the business partners they use on their trips. In addition, the daily itineraries are well planned and provide ample opportunities to dive and socialize. You can do everything and more each day, or take a pass on a dive or a group dinner if you want to go explore something else or just rest and relax. There are always friendly people on the trips, it is great to meet new buddies and to dive with familiar ones when you meet up with them again!
By Stephen M for St Croix: Escape to the US Virgin Islands on 17 Nov, 2021
Thank you so much, Stephen! It was fantastic diving with you, as always. We look forward to many more adventures with you in the future!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 17 Nov, 2021
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