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Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Phone Number: +501 226-2405
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We are a PADI 5 star Dive shop in San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye in...

We are a PADI 5 star Dive shop in San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye in Belize. We teach scuba diving and certify divers as well as take divers to the reef for daily Diving and Snorkeling adventures.

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What a great crew of guys! Friendly, knowledgable, and fun!

I am personally scared to death of open water. But, my kids really wanted to go snorkeling, so we booked our trip. The crew made me feel really safe and took great care of my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jae A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am personally scared to death of open water. But, my kids really wanted to go snorkeling, so we booked our trip. The crew made me feel really safe and took great care of my kids. We had a blast and saw some amazing things. Highly recommend White Sands!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fast responses from the team via email (Elbert and Lucy were particularly helpful) and Sam was a wonderful instructor - incredibly patient and providing clear instructions for a nervous diver! The pre-dive swimming pool session and free of charge trips from our hotel made for a seamless experience and the dive at Hol Chan is something I will never forget.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best dive shop on Ambergris Caye! Lucy and Sandra are so fun and helpful -- very detail oriented. Carlos is an exceptional divemaster -- very professional and knowledgeable. During the night dive he led us to literally every kind of creature imaginable, large and small. Henry is a great boat captain. All very friendly, accomodating, and fun!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff at white sands dive shop are amazing! Lucy and Sandra at the front desk were very friendly, accommodating, and easy going. They provided valuable insight as to the differences between the various dive and snorkel spots and the best time of day to go. Henry and Raul our dive and snorkel guides were also incredible! Both knew a... More 

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Henry and Buzz took us to Hol Chan and Shark and Ray Alley. We had such a fun time! They were great guides. It was an amazing experience. Tons of sea life to see! My husband wore his wedding ring and ended up loosing it as soon as he jumped in. When we got back to the boat Henry showed... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Henry took us to Hol Chan/shark ray alley day one and Mexico Rocks day 2. He was a great guide. We were surrounded by fish, nurse sharks, sting rays. At Mexico rocks we made friends with both sea turtles (one is super friendly). We saw several moray eels. Lots of lobster, even a barracuda.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buzz and Henry took us out to Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley to do some morning snorkeling. We'd done snorkeling in Hawaii, but these spots in Belize had way more interesting life to observe. We got the chance to see Moray Eels, sea turtles, sea urchins, Yellow Jacks, Nurse Sharks, and some sting rays. It was really cool how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The divemasters ensured that all divers had a great dive experience. My fellow divers with much more experience were able to able to explore the depths while I partnered with another dive professional who was extremely patient and encouraging as I dealt with equalization issues. My friend also completed her certification checkout dives while there and had a great experience.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Contacted White Sands Dive Shop a couple of weeks prior to our trip to see if we could get certified while in Belize. Elbert suggested we do the eLearning course prior to arrival and then we would do confined and open water dives there. It was a great suggestion. Both of us had been diving before, just hadn't done the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

White Sands Dive Shop is conveniently located just steps up the beach from Las Terrazas Resort. Although we have lived on the island full-time for nearly three months, we had not yet taken advantage of the Dive Shop's close proximity or otherwise been on any snorkeling excursions. With the arrival of some friends to the island, we finally booked snorkeling... More 

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