Fly Fishing in Belize with Daniel, the fish whisperer!

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A Private Island

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Back in 2010, just before Maya was born, Isabelle and I were in Belize City awaiting Maya’s arrival so we spent some time in a hotel room watching television. I can’t remember the show but there was a top ten list for the world’s private islands that you could rent. The show went on to describe them including a private island in Belize. The description of the islands sounded a lot like Tranquility Bay Resort except of course the price tag!

Snorkel from the Beach in Belize

Paradise!

All right so we are not a private island, we do have a neighbouring resort about a quarter mile away and there is even the town of San Pedro with close to 20 000 people on the south end of Ambergris Caye. We are about 12-14 miles away from town…. I think that can count for being secluded!

Just like the private islands we’ve got great water sports! Scuba Diving, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, and Sailing!

Snorkel from the Beach

Snorkeling with a Turtle

Belize Diving

Isabelle and I diving in Belize

Kayaking at Tranquility Bay Resort

So you tell me, why spend $2000-10 000 usd per night when you can find paradise for a lot cheaper. Our rooms start at $99 usd/night in low season and the most expensive in peak season is $350 usd /night (rates don’t include tax and service charge). That of course does not come with white towel service, but really…. your on a beach! Our staff are friendly and fun, our guests are laid back and enjoy the beautiful location that we offer.

Tranquility Bay Resort Diving Prices

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Tranquility Bay Resort Diving Prices

Tranquility Bay Resort Dive shop is PADI affiliated and ready to help you explore the Caribbean Sea. We offer diver certification and continued Education, recreational dives, as well as the PADI discover scuba diving commonly referred to as a resort course. Why not experience diving and decide whether you would like to continue with a full certification.

Local Diving

1 Tank Dive

$45 usd/person

2 Tank Dive

$75 usd/person

3 Tank Dive

$105 usd/person

Local Night Dive

$60 usd/person

*Park Fees may apply $5U.S./day

Dive Excursions

 

Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley

½ Day $75 usd/person + park fee

Full day $115 usd/person + park fee

Night Dive @ Hol Chan $60usd/person + boat charter

Minimum 4 people (including snorkelers)

Diving in Town

$10 usd/person one way if on scheduled run

See boat charter fees for unscheduled runs

Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye and the Aquarium

Diver – $260 usd + 12.5%gst + $40 usd park fees *

Snorkeler – $195 usd + 12.5%gst +$40 usd park fees *

*$50 usd boat transfer fee divided by # of people on trip

Turneffe Elbow/Turneffe North

Upon Request

Gear Rental

Mask and Snorkel $5 U.S.D./day

Fins                       $5 U.S.D./day

BCD                      $10U.S.D./day

Regulator              $10U.S.D./day

Dive Watch           $10U.S.D./day

Dive light             $10U.S.D./day

Fishing Rod         $10U.S.D./day

Wet Suit               $10U.S.D./day

Some gear is only available for rental while on a tour with Tranquility Bay Resort

Dive Courses

Dive courses include all gear.

Bubblemaker

Ages 8-10

$125 usd/child

½ day

Discover Scuba Diving

Ages 10 and over

$150 usd/person

½ day

Dive Refresher

Certified Divers

$95 usd/person

½ day

Open Water Certification

(Ages 10-18 Jr. open water)

$475 usd /person

3-4 days

Open Water Referral

(or e-learning)

$330 usd/person

2-3 days

Advanced Open Water

Ages 12 and over

$400 usd/person

2-3 days

No time for the full course, but you would like to progress?  Take an Adventure Dive, which can be credited towards an advanced course.  incl. tank, weights, instructions.

 Dive gear rental, Advanced Open Water manual and PIC not included.

$80 usd/dive

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The Perfect Beach, Destination Wedding in Belize

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Destination Weddings are awesome at Tranquility Bay Resort. The resort is secluded enough that it becomes a very private affair. As well the size of the resort is perfect for a destination wedding! Tie the knot in style right on the beach!

Wedding on the Beach in Belize

A private affair

Where better to take a big leap than in the soft white sand of a Caribbean Beach.

Belize Destination Wedding

Say "I DO" on the beach!

Oh and did I mention that gorgeous tropical flower arrangements for your wedding?!?

Wedding Flowers in Belize

Beautiful Flower Arrangements for your Destination Wedding

Center Pieces for your Destination Wedding

Orchids in Belize!

Belize Flower Arragements

Welcome to the Aquarium Restaurant for your Wedding Reception

And what’s a Destination Wedding without cake??

Mmmmmmmmmmmm! Wedding Cake!!!

So what are you waiting for? What about getting married on  12/12/12?

One happy bride from Tranquility Bay Resort

Belize Beach Wedding

Barefoot Wedding Bliss

Private resort for wedding group

Insert your family and friends here!! 🙂

Just Married in Belize

The Great Blue Hole, Belize

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Isabelle and I decided it was time for a day off, and we wanted to experience what are clients do when we send them to the Blue Hole, right here in our backyard, Belize.  The Blue Hole is a sink hole in light house reef atoll 35 miles from Ambergris Caye. It is perfectly round with a diameter of 984 feet and a depth of 407 feet.
Belize Scuba Diving, The Blue Hole

Come and Dive into the Blue Hole in Belize

So off we went early in the morning to meet up with our ride to Light House Reed Atoll.

Amigos Del Mar's Dive boat for the Blue Hole, Belize!

It was a perfect day for the trip as the seas were calm which meant a very smooth ride! The guides were awesome and took great care of us. A shout out to Gio, Mike, George, Edgar and the rest of the crew. The Blue Hole itself gets mixed reviews from divers as it is a “bounce” dive.  A maximum depth of 130 ft with a bottom time of eight minutes means that you spend most of your time descending and ascending. Regardless I really enjoyed the dive. It was cool to see stalactites while diving. On the way down we also saw Midnight Parrot fish and I think the largest Spotted Drums I’ve ever seen.

Caribbean Reef Shark in the Blue Hole, Belize

Carlos and Isabelle at the Blue Hole with Amigos Del Mar

The second dive was my favorite, we were just off Half Moon Caye on the East side on Lighthouse Reef Atoll. The corals were really vibrant but there were a lot of fish as well. Barracudas, Nassau Groupers, French Angel Fish, Snappers, Grunts, Wrasse, Hog Fish and More. I now understand why Nassau Grouper are endangered, they are so curious I almost bumped into a couple!

Curious Nassau Grouper

Tiger Tail Sea Cucumber at Half Moon Caye.

Isabelle horsing around

This Loggerhead Turtle showed up right at the end of our Dive!

Half Moon Caye is where lunch is served. It was so good I went back for seconds when I was already full! The Island is a UNESCO world heritage site and hosts the red footed booby bird. Half Moon Caye is also a nesting site for turtles!

Half Moon Caye, Light House Reef Atoll, Belize

Booby Bird Sanctuary on Half Moon Caye

Red Footed Booby Birds

The Gumbo Limbo Tree, aka The Tourist Tree because it has red skin and it peels!

The last dive is “The Aquarium” (also the name of our restaurant at Tranquility Bay Resort! 🙂 ) This is a great wall dive with a lot of marine life! As you finish the dive you end up in about 10 feet of water on the edge of the Atoll. The corals are spectacular! The Blue Hole trip can also be done as a snorkeler if you are not a diver, either way it is a great trip. In fact before Isabelle and I moved to Belize we did the Blue Hole Trip as snorkelers. Amigos Del Mar is a first class dive operation and we are happy to send our guests to them knowing that they will be well taken care of! Amigos has recently raised their price but I think this trip is definitely worth it and an overall great experience. We also saw dolphins on our way out to the Blue Hole.

Tube Coral at The Aquarium

This is a Decorator Crab, they use debris to camoflage themselves. It looked like something from The Hobbit!

Brain Coral at The Aquarium with Feather Duster and Christmas Tree Worms

We had a smooth ride home!

Where is Belize

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Where is Belize you ask?

Belize, formerly British Honduras, is located just south of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula often refered to as the Riviera Maya. Belize is on the North end of Central America and lies along the Caribbean coastline. Guatemala lies to its West and Honduras to the South. A very small country by population with just over three hundred thousand people. Belize covers a land mass of 22,960 square kilometers (8,860 sq mi).  The official language is English, making it an easy destination for English-speaking travellers. Belize is best known for its natural wonders, it has three of the four atolls in the northern hemisphere. It also has the second longest barrier reef in the world, and the Great Blue Hole, and over 1000 off shore cayes (islands) pronounced keys. Diving and snorkeling are big attractions as the water is crystal clear, warm and full of sea life. Belize also boasts the worlds largest Jaguar reserve, a pristine mountain range, savannah and rainforests. Home to over 17 Mayan ruins, Belize was the epicenter of the Mayan civilization! So, where is Belize, it’s right where you should be! Why not come and scuba dive, or snorkel from the beach at Tranquility Bay Resort!

Belize is Where?