What It Means To Go Diving With Southern Belize’s Largest Dive Operator

by Larry Waight

Diving is one of the top activities people want to do when they come to Belize, and it’s hard not to see why. With some of the most unique and breathtaking dive sites in the world, amazing marine life, and opportunities for amateurs and experts alike, Belize has a lot to offer divers of all skill levels. While you’re visiting Southern Belize, be sure to work with respected local dive operator Splash Dive Center Belize.

The Dive Center

Located in beautiful Placencia, Splash Dive Center is proud to be the premier dive operator in southern Belize. PADI-certified, registered with the Belize Tourism Operators Association, and full-service, their diving instructors want to give you an experience you will not soon forget. They have five boats and schedule multiple destinations with clientele daily.

What Sets Them Apart

As the largest dive operator in southern Belize, Splash offers a wide variety of trips to suit all skill levels, budgets, and preferences. This includes both diving and snorkeling tours.

Splash Belize only uses the best equipment for the job, including state-of-the-art air compressors, to ensure safety during dives. They are also wholly committed to protecting Belize’s offshore environments and supporting the local community of Placencia.

Top Dive Sites

Pompion Caye

Pompion Caye, Belize. Image courtesy Carolee Chanona

Belize has a number of amazing dive sites along its coast for you to explore. The two top attractions, however, are the Belize Barrier Reef and the Great Blue Hole.


Colorful coral gardens of Southern Belize’s barrier reef. Image by Bill Carmella while diving with Splash Dive Center.

The Belize Barrier Reef is the world’s second-largest barrier reef, second only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Hundreds of species can be seen here, including tropical fish, sharks, sponges, coral, sea turtles, manatees, rays, dolphins, and even crocodiles.

The Great Blue Hole is a marine sinkhole that formed when sea levels rose and flooded a large cave system millions of years ago. It is considered one of the top dive sites on Earth and is truly a marvel to behold. If you are an experienced scuba diver, this is one you must check off your list.

South Water Caye. ©MLowen via Splash Dive Center

Other great dive sites include the Gladden Spit, Glover’s Reef, Placencia’s Inner Reefs & Outer Reefs, the Turneffe Lighthouse Atolls, and more.

Services Offered

Aside from individual dive and snorkel trips, Splash Belize has condensed the best diving experiences in Belize down into six packages.

These include:

  • Grand Slam
  • Barrier Reef Diving Package
  • Glover’s Atoll Package
  • Belize Blue Hole and Whale Shark Diving Package
  • Glover’s and Barrier Reef Diving Package
  • Gladden Spit and Whale Shark Diving Package

PADI Courses

Splash Dive Center diving Caye by Carolee Chanona

Into the blue with Splash Dive Center. Image courtesy Carolee Chanona

Splash Dive Center offers PADI-certified diving courses for beginners and more advanced divers alike. This is an excellent option if you want to learn scuba diving while vacationing in Belize for a reasonable price. They even offer courses for those who wish to become PADI-certified dive instructors, making Splash Belize a truly one-stop-shop for diving needs.

Environmentally Conscious
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Splash Belize is aware of just how important and valuable sustainable environmental practices are to their business and their local community. As such, they work on a number of environmental projects. For example, they are fully licensed and educated on the correct ways to interact with whale sharks during dive tours to avoid disturbing or harming the animals.

Projects Splash Dive Center Belize is involved with include: 

  • The Placencia Mooring Masters Project, which is a local project to protect and preserve dive sites. 
  • The Eco Ocean Project, to study whale shark behavior. 
  • PADI’s Project Aware, to protect key coastal areas. 
  • Splash Kids Club, which is a project to teach local youth about diving, provide them with opportunities, and instill the importance of these ecosystems to the future generations of their community. 

About Placencia Village

An aerial of Placencia Village, from the Pointe. (@BelizeMyTravels)

The quaint seaside town of Placencia is one of the foremost destinations in all of Belize and a great launching point for fantastic diving expeditions. Splash Belize works with a number of local accommodations, from budget to high-priced luxury, where guests can stay while on diving trips.


Snorkeling Middle Silk Caye with Splash IDC Center. Image courtesy Carolee Chanona

There is little doubt that Splash Diving Center Belize is one of the best diving tour companies in the whole country. With some of the best places to dive and snorkel on the entire planet right here in the South, you will want to arrange your tours soon.

Header image, and all others not captioned, courtesy Splash Dive Center.

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