Belize Whale sharks & Scuba diving

Whale Sharks, Blue Hole, Barrier Reef, Customized Belize Scuba Diving Packages and Accommodation in Placencia.

Although Belize is one of the smallest countries in Central America, it has the second largest Barrier reef system in the world, and the largest in the Western hemisphere with wonderful snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities.  There is fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling in the inner cayes, the barrier reef, the three atolls, particularly the more remote Glovers Reef Atoll, the famous blue hole and the whale sharks season at Gladden Spit.

Belize Whale Shark diving packages at Gladden Spit have long been a very popular scuba and snorkel destination.

As Belize has grown in popularity, development has occurred in the North of the country, yet Placencia still remains laid back, and with an authentic community offering the highest standards of service. When you stay in Placencia, you’ll feel a part of the community and have access to the best scuba diving packages Belize has to offer.  Placencia village has retained it’s natural and authentic charm and non-divers can relax on the beautiful beaches or take one of the many inland tours that are available.

Some of the most pristine reef systems are in Southern Belize, and Gladden Spit the world famous Whale shark feeding site is just a short boat ride away, and day and overnight trip excursions to the famous Blue Hole can be run out of Placencia, so come and discover the best scuba/snorkeling, and an authentic community in Placencia with the real Belize, both below and above the water.

Whale shark at Gladden Spit

We have put together the ‘Big 6’ scuba diving packages, that deliver the very best of what Belize has to offer a scuba diver. Please read each package to see what is included, and there are links to the dive sites and sections of the Belize Barrier Reef you will get to scuba dive on;

Whilst there may not be the opportunity for you to see every section of Belize in each scuba diving package, we can guarantee you will want to come back for more!!!!!  With great visibility on the reefs all year round, due to their distance from the shoreline, the diving is a photographers delight and with so many sites to choose from you’ll feel you’ve truly escaped the crowds which in many popular resort destinations is a rare luxury.

Splash Dive Center work with several different guest houses, hotels, apartments, villas and resorts in the village of Placencia and up the peninsula for our Belize Barrier Reef dive and snorkeling tour packages.  We also work with resorts on Ambergris Caye for customers who want to dive the reef and the Belize Blue Hole from San Pedro. The accommodation providers we work with range from nice clean economy rooms, to high end luxury style apartments and all inclusive beach front resorts.  We can also arrange house rentals for groups.

Many of our guests enjoy staying in the small and friendly village of Placencia, and eating out ‘a-la-carte’ as opposed to being confined to an all-inclusive resort. You’re never more than a 10 minute walk from anywhere in Placencia, and there are many cafes and restaurants selling local seafood’s, and international cuisine. There are a few friendly bars where the locals and tourists hang out and enjoy sunset beers.  You can find souvenirs at boutique gift shops.

For guests who prefer private beach front accommodation then the apartments and resorts of Miramar, Laru Beya and Chabil Mar Villas are a short bicycle ride, or taxi from the village of Placencia.  Splash Dive Center will pick you up each day for your dive/snorkel trip or inland adventure tour..


Mid range

  • Los Porticos  Villas   Just outside the north end of Placencia Village
  • Laru Beya A few miles north of Placencia Village
  • Miramar Apartments Placencia village, beach front
  • Mayan Princess Ambergris Caye, sea view

High end/Luxury

So whether your looking an economy package of barrier reef scuba diving packages and snorkeling, or specifically for Belize’s Whale shark diving, please contact our staff for specific questions about your scuba dive package for customization.