Weekend Getaway to Belize

San Pedro, Belize

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Dec 8 - 12, 2018
Group size: 9 - 25
Weekend Getaway to Belize
San Pedro, Belize

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Facebook verified
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61 reviews

Dec 8 - 12, 2018
Group size: 9 - 25

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 San Pedro on Saturday, December 8. We’ll return to Belize City/US on Wednesday, December 12. Or if you’d like to stay longer, let us know and we can provide recommendations!


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 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
    Single or shared rooms available
  • 5 dives
    2 days of 2-tank boat dives + 1 night dive
  • Domestic flights
    Air transportation between Belize International airport and San Pedro
  • International flights
    International flights to Belize
  • 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
  • Blue Hole trip
    OPTIONAL 3-tank dives at Blue Hole and outer reefs ($315)

Available Packages

Standard Room, Double Occupancy
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Double occupancy in a Standard room with two double beds, bathroom, television, mini fridge.

 

Standard rooms are located on either the ground or first floor with Courtyard Tropical Garden and pool views. Each room has two double beds, a mini refrigerator, hair dryer, safety deposit box, cable TV, spacious bathroom and more.

$840
Deposit: $400
Standard, Double Occupancy - Non-diver
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Double occupancy in a Standard room with two double beds, bathroom, television, mini fridge.

$615
Deposit: $400
Standard Room, Single Occupancy
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$1170
Deposit: $400
Deluxe Room, Double Occupancy
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Double occupancy in a Deluxe room with two double beds, bathroom, television, mini fridge.


Deluxe rooms are located on either the ground or first floor with partial ocean and garden views and a more modern and classic decore. Each room has two double beds, a mini refrigerator, hair dryer, safety deposit box, large cable TV, spacious bathroom and more.

$900
Deposit: $400
Deluxe Room, Single Occupancy
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One bed with full bath, air conditioning, and television. 

$1285
Deposit: $400

Available options

3-dive Blue Hole trip
$315


Itinerary

Saturday
Arrival in Belize

Arrival on Ambergis Caye. Check into hotel and dive shop. Dinner with the group.

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Reviews

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This was my 4th trip with Blue Planet. They are my “go-to” group for diving trips. The Red Sea trip was on my bucket list and turned out to be a trip of a lifetime. We were originally scheduled for October 2020, but you know - COVID. Jonas and Heather kept us informed along the way on rescheduling, COVID requirements and other important information. I can’t say enough positive things about their customer service. It is obvious to all who deal with Blue Planet staff either in their shop, as a student or on a trip that customer service is their priority. I’ve already booked my next trip.
By Heidi C for Explore the Red Sea on 17 Sep, 2021
Thank you for your kind words, Heidi! We're so happy you were able to join us on this trip and we can't wait until the next one with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
BP
All aspects of this trip, both land and sea, were meticulously planned. Our dive boat and it’s staff were of highest quality. They accommodated all our requests in order to make this a five-star experience. We then participated in most of the land portion of the tour. Our guide was superb and, again, all details were well executed. We can’t wait to go back and look forward to future trips with Blue Planet Scuba!
By Carla S for Explore the Red Sea on 12 Sep, 2021
Thank you so much, Carla! We're thrilled to hear you two enjoyed the trip, both on the boat and the land tour. We look forward to diving with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
BP
Another AMAZING trip with Blue Planet!!! Originally scheduled for 2020 and delayed due to COVID-19. Heather and Jonas did a great job communicating changes, unique requirements due to COVID-19, and answering all questions. The dive operator was great. Really enjoyed the professionalism of the staff and dive guides on the Blue Horizon. The Red Sea dives were amazing and extra special since fewer boats are operating than normal. The Red Sea was beautiful!! We even saw a Whale Shark from the boat! I joined the Cairo portion of the land tour, which was also great. Hassan, our guide, was very informative. 100% recommend Blue Planet and looking forward to my next dive adventure!!
By Meryl G for Explore the Red Sea on 08 Sep, 2021
Thank you, Meryl! We're so happy you could join us and that you had a great time. We can't wait to dive with you again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
BP
Relaxing Dives, great location. Blue Planet Scuba always delivers.
By Charles R for West Palm Beach Photo Trip on 20 Aug, 2021
Thanks, Charlie! It was a pleasure to dive with you again, as always. :-)
By Blue Planet Scuba on 20 Aug, 2021
BP
Such a fantastic time! The folks at Blue Planet planned an excellent trip and Heather and Jonas were great leaders through it all!
By Joey B for Weekend Getaway to West Palm Beach on 16 Aug, 2021
Thank you so much, Joey! We're so glad you could join us on the trip. We can't wait to see you underwater again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 17 Aug, 2021
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