Local Boat Dives

Our local boat dives are based on diving one of the many varied sites along the World Heritage Belize Barrier Reef, deep walls, spur and groove, colorful corals and sponges, swim throughs, along with an abundance of marine life both large and small will ensure that your dives will be varied during your time with us.  We offer two trips per day, with the first leaving at 9.00am.  This is a two tank dive and probably our most popular. Our dive times vary between 40-55 minutes depending on the depth and condition and are generally multi-level.  We provide fresh fruit, light snacks and juice during your surface interval which is taken inside the reef and aboard our custom built dive boat.  Our second trip leaves at 2.30pm and is generally a one tank dive and once again usually lasts between 40-55 minutes.

Night Dive

For our night dive, we leave The SunBreeze Pier at dusk and head for Hol Chan Cut; we gear up and get in the water just as darkness settles around us.  Hol Chan is a Marine Reserve and Hol Chan Cut is probably the best night dive you are ever likely to do, there is often a current and because of the location and the fact that it is situated within the Marine Reserve, the abundance of marine life is quite literally second to none. The maximum depth of this dive is around 25-30ft and our dive time is around 60 minutes, giving you plenty of time to take in all of the spectacular marine activity.  We return to the pier and while you go off for dinner or a refreshing drink,  we will take care of your equipment.

Lighthouse Reef; Blue Hole Dive Trip

We meet at The Dive Center at 5.30am for a light continental breakfast and coffee and our boat will depart the SunBreeze Pier at 6.00am.  The trip takes between 2 - 2 ½   hrs depending on weather conditions but our large custom built boats are comfortable and there is plenty of room to relax and enjoy the journey.  The first dive is the famous Blue Hole and with a bottom time of 7 minutes at 135ft to see the stalactite formations and a total dive time of approx. 40 minutes, it is a deep but spectacular dive and unlike anything else you will experience in Belize.  During your surface interval we will provide, juice, snacks and fresh fruit and move to either Half Moon or Long Caye for our second dive (dependent on weather conditions) both of which are breathtaking wall dives where the top of the reef starts between 20 and 30ft, our max depth is usually 70ft with a dive time of 40-50 minutes.  We take lunch, which is served family style, on Half Moon Caye where a tour of the Bird Reserve is a must. (A park fee of US$40 per person is included in this trip).  Once lunch is over and you have had time to take in the scenery we jump back aboard and head to Long Caye for our third and final dive, we usually arrive back at the Dive Center around 5.30pm.

Turneffe Atoll North West

Following a light continental breakfast and coffee at The Dive Center, our boat departs the SunBreeze Pier at 6.30am.  The boat ride is approx 1 ½- 2 hours depending on weather conditions and we offer 3 tanks with fresh fruit, juice and snacks during your surface interval and a family style Belizean lunch on board our custom built dive boat.  The top of the walls start at around 40ft and with a maximum depth of around 60-70ft each dive lasts approx 40-50 minutes.  The corals are varied; the marine life plentiful and we consider Atoll diving a good compliment to your Barrier Reef experience.  We generally arrive back to the Pier at around 5.00pm.

Discover Scuba Diving Program

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to scuba dive?  Has the underwater world always held a fascination?  Do you wonder whether scuba diving is the sport for you?  If so, then the Discover Scuba Diving program is a great way to find out, without the time and commitment of an Open Water Scuba Course!   The program is designed to introduce you to the basics of scuba diving including an open water dive to 40ft in a controlled and safe environment and under the direct supervision of one of our PADI Instructors.  Although this course is not a certification, you can earn credits towards your Open Water course, and if you do decide that recreational scuba diving is a sport you wish to pursue your credits are valid for one year. Imagine your first time diving in the warm waters of the Belize Barrier Reef, gliding over magnificent coral formations populated by schools of colorful fish. Upon completion of your program your details are entered into PADI’s international database and can be accessed by any one of the PADI Dive Centers located all over the world.

Open Water Scuba Course

This is a certified entry-level course into the amazing world of scuba diving. Your PADI certification is valid worldwide and is your official license to explore the magnificent oceans and all that they have to offer. Hugh Parkey’s Belize Dive Connection offers this course over a period of 4 days and at your convenience. Whether you choose 4 consecutive days, 2 weekends, or 4 separate days according to your schedule, we guarantee to make this an experience you’ll never forget.  Under the complete supervision of a PADI certified instructor you will spend the first 2 days learning all that is necessary to make you a competent and safe diver, while performing scuba skills in shallow water.  The following two days involve four open water dives which allow you to put into practice all the techniques you have learned in the classroom and shallows. Dive theory, quizzes and exams are integrated throughout the 4 days and our classroom is comfortable and provides the ideal environment for learning while being tutored by our PADI Professional.  Dives are carried out at various locations on the Barrier Reef depending on surface conditions and weather. These locations, with an abundance of marine life including, tropical fish, sponges, pristine coral, crustaceans, rays and turtles along with the year round warm, clear waters make Belize your first choice destination for your initiation into the wonderful world of scuba.

As part of the Open Water Course, we also offer the ability to complete your certification by way of referral from you local dive center or via eLearning on the PADI website.  Our PADI Instructors will take you through your four open water dives having previously completed your academic and confined water skills in your home town.

Advanced Open Water Course

There is no better way to increase your dive skills than dedicating 2 days to an Advanced Open Water Course.  You will be put through your paces by participating in 5 dives, performing different skills during each one, including Deep Diving and Underwater Navigation.  No demanding classroom time, exams or shallow water training, just the opportunity to improve your knowledge and capabilities through active participation with a PADI certified Instructor. Our deep walls, shallow banks, and varied topography offer ideal training locations for you to complete this course to the highest level and your certification will be recorded on the International PADI database.

Emergency First Response

As one of the foremost international CPR and first aid training companies, Emergency First Response gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies - not just in the diving world, but in your everyday life too with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. This half-day course teaches Primary and Secondary Care, First Aid and skills are that are a prerequisite to completing a Rescue Diver Certification.

Rescue Diver Course

The PADI Rescue Diver Course is probably the best investment you can make in your scuba diving education.  Under the supervision of a PADI certified Instructor, this challenging and rewarding course teaches not only self-rescue but the all important skills needed to assist and even rescue a fellow diver in an emergency. This course is also a vital step toward a professional dive certification and although this is a serious course, it is also an enjoyable way to build confidence.  The entire course can be completed over 3 days which will include one day of classroom theory, followed by 2 days (5 dives) of practical.

Dive Master

If you want to take your recreational diving to the next level, The Dive Master Course is the first Professional Level in PADI Dive Training and takes a minimum of two weeks to complete.  Learn all the skills necessary that will allow you to work in the dive industry as a professional dive leader, assist instructors teaching PADI Courses, learn risk management, equipment repair, compressor operation and develop the leadership skills required to progress your career in this tough and highly competitive industry. You will gain vital field experience aboard our custom dive boats by participating in dive planning and guiding with certified divers, giving you first-hand experience like no one else in Belize can offer. Hugh Parkey’s Belize Dive Connection will also teach you the importance of creating a good impression, maintaining excellent service and more importantly the environmental awareness that we as an operation take very seriously, many of these lessons are not covered by most operations and once learnt will set you apart from the rest.

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