Weekend Getaway to Belize

      San Pedro, Belize

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

      Blue Planet Scuba
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      112 reviews

      $NaN
      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



      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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      Reviews

      EK
      Wonderful trip! Everyone at the dive shop in Belize was super nice. Met a lot of really wonderful people and hope to keep in touch with them. Really nice to have a trip that didn't require being out of office an entire week.
      By Elizabeth K for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 02 Feb, 2023
      We're thrilled to hear you had a great time on the trip, Elizabeth! And connected with a whole new group of dive buddies. We look forward to the next adventure with you!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 02 Feb, 2023
      BP
      We had a wonderful trip! It was thoughtfully organized and well executed. The accommodations were great, the dive shop was really professional, and we ended up having perfect weather. We look forward to another Blue Planet trip in the future!
      By Alan W for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 27 Jan, 2023
      Thanks so much, Alan! We're so happy to hear you had a great time. We look forward to diving with you again in the future too!!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 28 Jan, 2023
      BP
      I had an amazing time! Great people, awesome experience and most importantly I am a newly certified diver. Already booked the next trip with Blue Planet and counting down.
      By Marie T for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 24 Jan, 2023
      YAY!!! We're so glad you had a great time, Marie! And congratulations on completing your certification! We can't wait to dive with you again!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 24 Jan, 2023
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      This was a short, but densely packed trip. The trip was well organized, the leader did a good job communicating with everyone and organizing the various meetups. The dive shop selected was nice (not fantastic), and I thought the accommodations selected were very nice (above expectations). We stayed at a small hotel, so get togethers happened organically and were organized by the group as well. Really appreciated how travel arrangements and transfers were handled as well. I definitely plan to travel with this group again.
      By Adam H for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 21 Jan, 2023
      We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip, Adam! Thank you so much for your review. We can't wait to dive with you again!!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 21 Jan, 2023
      BP
      It was a great trip! The people on the trip were nice and the weather was perfect. The dive operator had some high and low notes. The dive masters and the crew were great. The rental gear quality, cleanliness, and charges were not great. They charged non-divers just to be on the boat and they charged $15/ tank of nitrox which is quite high. Overall I highly recommend the trip!
      By Sarah A for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 20 Jan, 2023
      Thanks for your review, Sarah! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the trip despite a few issues with the Belize operator. We will definitely address those with them. We hope to see you on another trip soon!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 20 Jan, 2023
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