Monthly Archives: April 2012

Discover Scuba Diving in Belize


Have you ever wanted to try Scuba Diving but you’re not sure if you will like it? How about trying Scuba Diving without the time commitment of certification. Discover Scuba Diving is a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) activity that gets you in that water quick! The Discover Scuba Diving activity is also commonly refered to as a Resort Course as you can continue to dive to a maximum depth of 40 feet while you are at the resort!

Belize Dive Resort

Diving in Belize!

Essentially you watch a video that gives you the in and outs of diving. The Golden rule in Diving is “Always Breath”. You then do an equipment orientation explaining the various parts of the scuba unit.

Scuba Diving in Belize

Scuba Equipment

The next step is you walk in off our beach and you take your first breaths underwater! At this point you learn a series of skills all the while being in water in which is not too deep to stand.  These skills are actually quite useful while snorkeling as well! Clearing your mask, and the regulator as well as learning how to cautiously breath in the first breaths after you’ve cleared it. You then swim around in water which is too deep to stand to increase your comfort level, and practive equalising your ears as you descend.

Discover Scuba Diving in Belize

Learning Dive Skills

The next step is to experience a real dive to a maximum depth of 40 feet. Off we go in the boat outside the Meso American Barrier Reef right in front of the resort. Once at the mooring line we descend slowly as a group with the Dive Master and Instructor monitoring you as you descend. Don’t forget to equalise!

Diving in Belize

Belize Diving

Remember to check out the medical form before you come down to the resort. If there are any yes’ to any of the questions you need to be checked out by a doctor before you can dive. Get it done while you’re at home to save time and money! You can find the PADI medical form on our Belize Diving page.