Sea Sports Belize Dive Shop

Small Groups and Private Charters are our Specialty!

2011 Marks our 15th Anniversary!

Sea Sports Belize has been providing small group and private charters specializing in scuba instruction, scuba diving, snorkeling, wildlife encounter tours, fishing, cave tubing, Maya ruin tours and anything Belize!

If you are looking for a great trip in Belize with professional staff, you’ve come to the right place! We offer you many years of experience and some of the best guides in Belize that follow the Sea Sport’s slogan, “We do it with LOVE!”

Awards: BTB Best Tour Operator of thy Year, 2005

Watch Belize Diving Video
Interview with John Searle, Owner and PADI Course Director

About Us

We are a family run operation and the owners are John and Linda Searle. John is from Belize and has worked in the tourism industry and field of archaeology. His wife Linda is a native of the Catskill Mountains in Upstate NY and is a marine biologist active in the conservation of sea turtles and coral reefs. Our staff are trained professionals that will show you the real Belize!

Sea Sports Belize first opened it doors in 1996. We are the first PADI 5 Star Dive Center in Belize and run a tight ship who’s first concern is safety, followed closely by fun!

We are a Belize Tourism Board licensed Tour Operator and our guides are licensed by the Belize Tourism Board. Our Divemasters and Scuba Instructors are accreddited by the Professional Association of Divers (PADI) who are the leader in diver education.

In 2005 Sea Sports Belize was voted Best Tour Operator of the Year! Our staff are from Belize and we know the country well and are eager to share the beauty of Belize with you!

Our tours are as diverse as Belize and her people. We know the reefs and the rainforests. On this site you will will find details on our marine tours. If you are interested in another tour not described here, please Contact Us!

Many people choose to see Belize with us since we have been in business for 15 years and provide a more personalized experience since we work with small groups and private charters.

You can also search for us on Cruise Critic and Scuba Board. Several of our guests have offered to give first hand accounts to anyone who asks!

Remember, “We do it with LOVE!”

Learn More about the Owners and Staff

ECOMAR

We also run ECOMAR a non-profit organization in Belize dedicated to preserving our marine ecosystems. ECOMAR coordnates the Belize Coral Watch Program, Belize Lionfish Project, Robinson Point Turtle Project, Gallow’s Point Point Turtle Project and Reef Rally: Unique Marine Life Assessments. ECOMAR also launched in 2010 the St. George’s Caye Research Station and Field School that is the base for studies on the historical importance of St. George’s Caye, sea turtles, West Indian manatees, American crocodiles and bottlenose dolphins. Please contact us for more details on the programs available at St. George’s Caye!

 

Dive

Sea Sports offers personalized service to divers staying in Belize or just visiting for the day on a cruise ship. We specialize in diving on THE BELIZE BARRIER REEF east of Belize City. There are hundreds of excellent dive sites here and we will take you to our FAVORITE sites! For those diving with us for a week, we can explore all these excellent dive sites!

2 Tank Belize Barrier Reef Dive

Join us for two spectacular dives on the world famous Belize Barrier Reef. Dive sites are less than 30 minutes away and the total trip time is between 4-5 hours and includes lunch.

Read a Detailed Itinerary of our Dive Tour

2 Tank Turneffe Atoll Dive

Dive sites are more than one hour away and trip time is between 6-7 hours. The Elbow at the southernmost tip of Turneffe is known for strong currents that converge and attract large schools of fish. Growing on the spurs along the drop-off are gigantic deep see fans and barrel sponges. Other popular dive sites are located on the eastern side near Calabash Caye and on the northwestern side at Rendezvous Caye. If you book a dive package with us you can spend a day at each site exploring the diversity of Turneffe.

3 Tank Lighthouse Atoll Dive

Divers spending the night in Belize can experience one of the most beautiful dive trips offered in Belize. The first dive is done at the Blue Hole to 130 ft where divers swim through stalactites which were deposited more than 10,000 years ago when sea level was 500 feet lower. Half Moon Caye Wall is your second dive where you can cruise along the high rim that has large swim throughs that lead to a very steep drop off. Between the second and third dives you’ll have time to explore Half Moon Caye which is Belize first Natural Monument managed by the Belize Audubon Society.

Tour Rates

All dive trips includes tanks, weights and lunch.

Marine Park Fees
Belize Barrier Reef: $5
Blue Hole & Lighthouse Atoll: $40

Dive Trips
2 Tank Barrier Reef Dive: $112.50
2 Tank Turneffe Dive (western side): $146.25
2 Tank Turneffe Dive (southern or eastern side): $165.00

Equipment Rental available as well

 

Snorkel

We offer snorkel trips to the Belize Barrier Reef, Turneffe and Lighthouse. Our most popular snorkeling trip is to the Belize Barrier Reef since it is less than 30 minutes away and there are great sites with amazing marine life! One of the best things about snorkeling and diving is that you never know what you will see!

Sea Sports Belize offers snorkel trips to the Belize Barrier Reef east of Belize City, to Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley, Turneffe and Lighthouse Reef. Due to its proximity and amazing marine life, our Belize Barrier Reef Snorkeling trip is the most popular trip we offer.

The Belize Barrier Reef is an amazing place to learn how to snorkel, or to explore if you’ve already been snorkeling. This trip lasts about 5 hours and includes at least two separate snorkeling trips that last about an hour. Between these two trips, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, we stop for lunch usually on a small island to see first hand how the local fishermen live.

Read a Detailed Itinerary of our Snorkleing Tour

Tour Rates

Included in all snorkeling trips are lunch and soda/water and fruit.

Park Fees
Barrier Reef Snorkeling: $5
Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley: $10
Blue Hole & Half Moon Caye: $40

Belize Barrier Reef Snorkeling, $90
We’ll visit our favorite sites on the reef 10 miles east of Belize City and avoide the crowds associated with the ship.

Turneffe of Hol Chan, $135
These are done as privtae charters since we normally do not receive enough requests to combine persons.

Blue Hole & Lighthouse Atoll, $157.50
This is only an option if we have 10 people and can mix divers and snorkelers to meet minimum requirements.

 

Wildlife

Sea Sports Belize launched Wildlife Encounters in the 1990s. Others have copied but none can compare. These tours explore the diverse coastal marine life including the endangered West Indian manatee, Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin, crocodiles and iguanas. These trips for great for the entire family.

Our Wildlife Encounter Tour begins with a cruise up the historic Belize River and ends with snorkeling on the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, the Belize Barrier Reef.

This tour is very popular since it includes a little bit of jungle and sea while you’re in Belize for the day and families really enjoy this trip as there’s something for everyone.

The Belize River was the main highway in Belize until the turn of the century when roads were built. Great steamships used to run up and down the Belize River between Cayo, or San Ignacio as it is known today, Belize’s westernmost town that borders Guatemala, and Belize City. Settlements along the river are much less common but evidence of the numerous mango farms that line the river banks and the occasional breadfruit tree indicate the previous importance in the development of Belize.

Before the steamships were in use, the Maya similarly used the Belize River as a key transportation route between their inland cities and coastal settlements.

Mammals that are found in the Belize River include manatees, dolphins and howler monkeys. The West Indian Manatee can often be seen at the mouth of the Belize River and howler monkeys in the treetops. Our Wildlife Encounters have twice spotted the national animal crossing the river, the Central American tapir!

Several species of reptiles can be observed along the jungle river. The American crocodile is often observed “sunning” along the river bank. They are shy around visitors and will often escape underwater. The Central American river turtle is occasionally observed resting on logs along the river bank. These reptiles are similarly shy and will retreat to the safety of the river in an instant. Green iguanas are vegetarians that are observed resting on the branches of the tallest trees. They reach 5 feet in length and vary in color from green to orange.

Exotic bird species include the keel-billed toucan, boat-billed and great blue herons, jabiru and wood storks, roseate spoonsbills, kingfishers, egrets and many more. Exotic plants and trees encountered include the royal and cohune palms, and logwood, which was used in the 1800s as die for clothing.

The mangrove communities found along the coast and offshore islands are the nursery grounds for our commercial fishery species. Lobster, fish, and shrimp use the prop roots of the red mangrove for shelter and also as a feeding ground.

Coral reefs are amazing and so full of life. Looking at them from the boat you would never imagine the amount of activity and beauty that awaits your under the sea exploration. This portion of the trip is an abbrevoated version of our Barrier Reef Snorkeling trip.

The Wildlife Encounter trip as let’s you experience the jungle and it’s inhabitants and also the amazing underwater world that lives on hte coral reefs.

Tour Rates

We can tailor the Wildlife Encounters to suit your group. Please see below options available and cost. There is a $5 marine park fee for entering the Swallow Caye Marine Reserve that is additional to the trip cost.

Full Blown Wildlife Encounters, $112.50
Includes looking for crocodiles, iguanas and howler monkeys in the Belize River, looking for manatees and dolphins offshore, and snorkeling on the Belize Barrier Reef.

Offshore Wildlife Encounters, $90.00
Includes looking for manatees and dolphins and snorkeling on the Belize Barrier Reef.

Manatee and Dolphin Encounters, $78.75
Includes looking for manatees and dolphins in the estuaries around Belize City.

Manatee Encounters, $73.25
Includes looking for manatees near the Swallow Caye Marine Reserver, a protected area established solely for the protection of manatees.

 

Fishing

Our fishing trips take small groups and are essenitially private charters for between 3 and 6 persons. The trips last about 5 hours. You can catch and fillet certain species, but must catch and release others. A fishing permit is now required and we will purchase these for you in advance.

Barrier Reef Fishing

The coral reef off Belize supports a diverse array of reef fish. On our Reef Fishing adventure we’ll troll for king mackerel, baracuda, grouper, and tuna, and bottom fish for snappers. A fun day for the whole family!

Flats or River Fishing

The more serious angler can test his skills by spin casting or fly fishing for snook, bonefish, tarpon or permit in the rivers or coastal waters of Belize.

Tour Rates

Included in all trips are tackle, bait, lunch and soda/water. A Fishing License for one day is $10 and is additional to trip cost.

Barrier Reef Fishing, $675.00
Flats or River Fishing, $450.00

 

Dive Courses

Sea Sports Belize offers PADI scuba instruction from beginner through instructor level. We have on staff 2 PADI Course Directors and 2 PADI Instructors and employ parttime Divemasters that lead dives and assist with training.

Classes are conducted in our classroom at 83 North Front Street, Belize City and are held during the day, in the evenings and on weekends to suit diver’s schedules. Confined Water skills practice is held at the Belize Pickwick Club on Newtown Barracks. Open Water Training Dives are conducted on Belize’s Barrier Reef between historic St George’s Caye and Goff’s Caye.

 
 

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1 Review

  1. Alex Gamero, 5 years ago

    Several years ago I joined the diving club by getting my PADI Open Water certification with Seasports! Since then I’ve done close to a hundred dives on Belize’s Barrier Reef as well as dived in other countries. Owners John and Linda are both passionate about diving and also put a great deal of effort in reef conservation. With over a decade of experience they offer a very personalized and professional diving experience. They also offer fun snorkeling tours, wildlife encounters and sports fishing trips. If you’re visiting Belize on a cruise ship be sure to book your diving or other tours with Seasports; their dive shop is only a block away from where your cruise ship docks!

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