A Look at San Pedro, Belize

scuba diving in Belize

Scuba diving in the waters off of San Pedro Belize is rich, clear, calm and warm, offering great conditions for beginners and exciting diving for the more advanced diver.

Plus, most dive sites are less crowded than other locations offering a similar standard of diving.

Divers of all skill levels can benefit from a visit to the waters surrounding San Pedro Belize. Experienced divers will appreciate the variety of dive sites, while novice divers will find the conditions are ideal for learning. 

The waters here are warm, the average water ttemperature is 82°F / 28°C , the water is a rich blue color, and clear, visiablilty averages around 100 feet / 30 meters, – perfect for diving. Plus, these shores  are less crowded than other locations in the Caribbean that offer similar quality dives!

How do you get to San Pedro Belize?

San Pedro Belize is a seaside town located on the island of Ambergris Caye. The town is accessible by both air and water. There are a number of airlines that offer flights to San Pedro Belize, including American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Airlines. You can also take a water taxi from Belize City water taxi terminal to San Pedro Belize. The journey takes about 90 minutes and the cost is around $56 USD. return.

How to Get To the Belize City Water Taxi Terminal from the Airport

San Pedro Express

The water taxi terminal in Belize has located just a short distance from the airport. To get there, you can take a taxi, bus, or shuttle. The taxi fare from the airport to the water taxi terminal is about $25 US dollars. The bus fare is about $2 US dollars, and the shuttle fare is about $12 US dollars.

If you book your Water Taxi ticket online with San Pedro Express Water Taxi, and they will arrange for a shuttle pick up at the airport. The cost is $25 USD for the first person, and then $10 USD for each additional after that. It's a great option if you are traveling with family, friends, or as part of a dive group.

What are the Hotels like in San Pedro?

water front in San Pedro Belize

San Pedro is a bustling coastal town in Belize, and it is known for its lively atmosphere and vibrant culture. The hotels in San Pedro reflect this energy, and they offer a wide range of amenities and facilities to suit any traveler's needs. From luxury resorts with all the bells and whistles to more budget-friendly options, there is something for everyone in San Pedro.

When it comes to finding the perfect hotel in San Pedro, the best place to start is by deciding what kind of experience you are looking for. Do you want to be in the heart of the action, or would you prefer a more relaxed setting? Once you have a good idea of what you are looking for, you can start to narrow down your options.

Are the hotels modern and clean?

Luckily, there are plenty of great hotels in San Pedro, so you are sure to find the perfect one. When it comes to finding a hotel in San Pedro, you will be pleased to know that there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a luxurious 5-star hotel or a more modest 3-star option, you will be able to find something that suits your needs. And when it comes to the quality of the hotels, you can rest assured knowing that they are all modern and clean. So, when it comes to finding a place to stay in San Pedro, you will be spoiled for choice!

If you need to connect to the internet while traveling, you may be wondering if hotels have available wifi. The answer is yes, most hotels have wifi available for guests. However, some hotels may require a fee for wifi access. Many hotels offer free wifi, so be sure to ask about wifi availability and pricing before booking your stay..

What is scuba diving like in San Pedro Belize?

scuba diving in belize

San Pedro is one of the most popular scuba diving destinations in Belize. The clear turquoise waters and diverse marine life make it a paradise for divers of all levels. There are over 200 dive sites to explore, all are just minutes away on the Belize Barrier Reef.

San Pedro has a variety of dive operators that offer both day trips and live-aboard diving expeditions. Day trips typically last for 3-4 hours and include 2-3 dives. Liveaboard diving expeditions are longer, often lasting for 2 - 7 days or more. These trips allow divers to explore the outer reefs and remote dive sites that are only accessible by liveaboard boats.

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned diver, San Pedro has something to offer everyone. So come and see for yourself what all the fuss is about! You will love it, I did and do.

Do the dive shops have safe, and up-to-date equipment?

When scuba diving, it is critical that you have safe and well-maintained equipment. All of the dive shops that I have seen and certainly the ones I use all have up-to-date, well-maintained dive equipment for guests to rent.

If you have any questions or concerns about the safety of your equipment, we encourage you to reach out to one of our experts. We are always happy to help and can provide more information about the safety of scuba diving equipment.

What are the people like in San Pedro Belize?

Belize people

San Pedro Belize is a melting pot of cultures, with people from all over the world coming together to live in this vibrant coastal town. The locals are friendly and welcoming, and there is a real sense of community here. Life in San Pedro is laid-back and relaxed, and the people are passionate about their town and its traditions. If you're looking for a place that feels comfortable like home, San Pedro is a perfect choice.

Is it Safe in San Pedro?

San Pedro Belize is a beautiful country with a lot to offer visitors. But is it safe?

The answer is yes, San Pedro Belize is a safe place to visit. There is a very low crime rate and the people are friendly and welcoming. Of course, as with any place, there are always some risks, but overall, San Pedro Belize is one of the safest places in the Caribbean.
From a personal perspective, I have traveled all over the world, in both first-world and third-world countries, I have seen some "sketch" places in my travels, but I found San Pedro to be very safe and pleasant, I had no worries, day or night.

So if you're thinking of visiting San Pedro Belize, don't let worries about safety stop you. Go enjoy all that this beautiful country has to offer.

I'll Take You Diving!

If you are interested in learning to scuba dive, or would like to further your dive education with additional courses to expand you skills and knowledge, don't hesitate to reach out. 

Larry Wedgewood
Larry Wedgewood

Larry is a PADI Course Director and Master Instructor With thousands of ocean dives to his credit. Larry has owned his own PADI dive shop in Phuket Thailand and has taught in cold, temperate, and tropical waters. Larry's dive career started in Victoria British Columbia and has spanned 2 continents and more than 8 countries.