Amigos Del Mar - Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Charters, Certification Classes

Turneffe Atoll, Belize

Turneffe is the largest of the three atolls and the only one with an extensive cover of mangroves, featuring spectacular wall diving suitable for every level of diver. Because of its undeveloped, the atoll has an untouched marine life. Visibility is excellent, making it easy to enjoy the large school of horse-eye jacks, snapper, and permits. Turneffe Island makes the scuba diving an adventure like no other dive destination in the Caribbean. The vastness and variety of marine life and coral formations are truly unmatched.

Turneffe North

Turneffe is the closest atoll to Ambergris Caye and the largest of all the atolls. It has some of the most spectacular wall dives, with abundant healthy coral formations, colorful reefs and large sponges. Enjoy a panoramic display of crystal clear Caribbean water and island beauty as we transport you to Turneffe Atoll. Here you will be diving in the magnificent walls of Calabash Caye. These walls hold the largest shoals of fish you will ever see. An amazing wall dive at the Virgin Corals and its beautyful coral formations is guranteed to be one of the highlights of your dive trip.

Turneffe South - The Elbow

Some spectacular diving awaits you here at the elbow, the southern tip of the atoll. Here you will experience the ultimate in wall diving. The currents here supply a natural concentration of food which accounts for the huge numbers of fish and other marine life found here, also some of the largest gorgonians (sea fans) to be found anywhere, sway gently in the current providing a spectacular back drop to the explosion of marine life encountered as you drift along this unique dive site.

Amigos del Mar Turneffe Dive

Turneffe Atoll Day Trip

3-tank offshore Wall dives - Captain and the Divemasters Choice

USD$235

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The Turneffe Atoll's vastness and variety of marine life and coral formations are truly unmatched, according to Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue. This one-of-kind day trip requires a minimum of 10 divers to confirm.

This is 3-tank offshore dive full day trip which consists of 3 sites (all wall dives) which are chosen by the Captain and the Divemasters based on the following factors:

  • Weather Conditions
  • Wind Direction (we dive on the leeward side of the island's walls)

All dives are done at an approximate depth between 50-80ft.

Pick Up: Done via boat between 5:15 to 5:30am depending on where you are staying. Complimentary pick up extends from Tuto (north) all the way down to Pelican Reef (south).)

Food: We include continental breakfast, lunch, fruits throughout the day, refreshments and drinks on the way back.


Boat Ride: 1 1/2 hours (approx.)

Time: 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Park Fees are to be paid in cash and are as follow;

  • Blue Hole $40USD,
  • Hol Chan Marine Reserve $10USD and
  • Mexico Rocks $10USD

Taxes

All Rates are in USD and are subject to 12.5% General Sales Tax (GST).

Divers and Snorkelers Tour Cancellation Policy

Divers/Snorkelers are required to cancel before 3PM the day prior to their tour date to avoid any charges.
Cancelation after 3pm will result in FULL CHARGES.

Package Cancellation Policy

Packages must be canceled 3 days prior to the tour.
Failure to cancel 3 days prior will result in a 50% charge.

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North Pick Up –

  • Solaria,
  • Las Terrazas,
  • Blue Dolphin,
  • Seascape,
  • Belizean Shores,
  • Captain Morgan's,
  • Cocotal Inn,
  • White Sands Cove,
  • Ocean Air,
  • Grad Caribe,
  • Akbol,
  • Cloisters,
  • Bermuda Landings,
  • Twisted Palms,
  • Tres Cocos,
  • Mara Laguna (Dive Bar),
  • PUR,
  • (Tiki Maya House dock),
  • (Park Place,
  • Caye Casa,
  • Hotel Del Rio,
  • Oasis,
  • Seven Seas,
  • Aqua Vista and Casa en La Playa pick up at Island Diver's dock),
  • and Ocean Tide Beach Resort.

South Pick up-

  • Holiday Hotel,
  • Sun breeze Hotel,
  • Belizean Reef,
  • The Palms Ocean Front,
  • Ramon's Village,
  • Changes In Latitude,
  • (Pedro's Inn,
  • Belize Yacht Club pick up at Belize Diving Adventures Dock),
  • Grand Baymen pick up at Exotic Caye,
  • Corona Del Mar,
  • Coral Bay Villas,
  • Caribbean Villas,
  • Xanadu,
  • Banyan Bay,
  • Grand Colony,
  • Banana Beach,
  • Mata Rocks,
  • Victoria House,
  • Pick up for Mahogany Bay is done at Royal Caribbean dock.

The above is all our complimentary pick up for our local activities. For our offshore ( Blue Hole and Turneffe ) we pick up further North and South.

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DIVING REQUIREMENTS:

Local Reef Diving:

Must have a Junior Open Water Certification or a higher level certification
Must have done a dive within the last year
Divers without logged dives of over 2 years require a mandatory refresher course

Blue Hole Trip:

Must meet requirements stated above
All snorkelers and certified divers are welcome
*Junior Open Water Divers (please see below)

Junior Open Water Divers:

Will be able to snorkel Blue Hole and dive the 2 other sites at Lighthouse Reef
If parents' consent to the Blue Hole, they will be able to go to a maximum depth of approximately 50 feet with a Private Dive Master (separate fee)

Open Water Divers:

Must have proof of logged dives within 6 months

Advanced Open Water Divers & Higher Level Certifications:

Must have proof of logged dives within a year