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Belize Diving Services

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SDI/TDI 5 Star Instructor Training Center and a PADI Dive Center/Resort

Belize Diving Services offers diving courses from beginner to the highest levels of recreational and technical diving. We train hundreds of divers annually and Belize Diving Services is the only technical training center in Belize.

Belize Diving Services is an SDI/TDI 5 Star Instructor Training Center and a PADI Dive Center/Resort. A five star SDI/TDI Instructor Training Center is a facility offering all the features of a dive center and also is able to conduct instructor courses.

Meet The BDS Team

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Ilya Ramón Rosado

Technical Diving Instructor and Customer Service

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Virgen Cornejo "Bibi"

Reservations and Customer Service

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Pablo Bo

Owner, Manager, Instructor, and Boat Captain

What Our Divers Say... "Dive With the Best"

  • 5 star ratingAwesome PADI course and diving My two teenagers ages 13 and 16 did the Open Water Padi Course with BDS. And my husband and I did two days of dives while they did their test dives. Instructor Pablo was very knowledgeable, safe, and meticulous in teaching and safety. He has been doing this a long time and his love for diving and instructing shines through. Did some amazing reef dives on Turneffe Atoll, and off San Pedro. With lots of sharks, rays, turtles, thousands of reef fish, coral canyons, walls, great visibility. Kids loved it and look forward to diving more. Two large, comfortable, well equipped dive boats. They split you into smaller dive groups of 6-7 people. Delicious Belizean lunch of coconut rice, stewed chicken, and salad. Great time diving with this super safe crew. Would definitely dive with them again!

    Culture37151041637 Avatar Culture37151041637
    11/25/2018

    5 star ratingHighly professional and very safe We did three days of diving with the BDS crew, including the blue hole. They were all outstanding and I would love to dive with them again! They have a great boat with all the good gear you need for your dives. Everyone gets a dive computer and Jiovanni was a superb dive guide. He struck the balance of keeping an eye on everyone while taking the time to point out some cool critters when we were down under.

    Retto22 Avatar Retto22
    11/23/2018
  • 5 star ratingExcellent Dive Service We did 3 days diving with BDS and I cannot reccommend them enough. Service was incredible, personally attentive, friendly, and highly skilled. They handled our group, woth widely varying ages and skill levels (13 -74 with open water and Divemasters) easily and made it a great experience for all.

    Sean S Avatar Sean S
    11/23/2018

    5 star ratingVery professional I did my SDI driving license here with my sister. They were very patient with us even though we did.not know anything about diving before. They made it fun but also continuously corrected us when we did something wrong. On our first 4 open water dives we saw an incredible amount sea life. Thank you, Pablo and Walter!

    aoery Avatar aoery
    11/23/2018
  • 5 star ratingProfessional staff and excellent diving We did seven dives over three days: San Pedro, Turneffe, and the Great Blue Hole. Each of the sites offered nice geography and diverse marine life. We saw plenty of sharks, dolphins, eels, and many varieties of fish. The animals were not timid; the sharks came within a few feet of us. Importantly, Jiovanni and crew were very professional, concerned about our safety and the safety of the animals and reef. We mostly dove in parties of eight with two guides. The boat was not crowded.

    mrequalsmc Avatar mrequalsmc
    11/23/2018

    5 star ratingProfessional staff and excellent diving We did seven dives over three days: San Pedro, Turneffe, and the Great Blue Hole. Each of the sites offered nice geography and diverse marine life. We saw plenty of sharks, dolphins, eels, and many varieties of fish. The animals were not timid; the sharks came within a few feet of us. Importantly, Jiovanni and crew were very professional, concerned about our safety and the safety of the animals and reef. We mostly dove in parties of eight with two guides. The boat was not crowded.

    mrequalsmc Avatar mrequalsmc
    11/23/2018
  • 5 star ratingGreat customer service Great customer service, safety first, good equipment. Enjoyed my trip with Belize diving services. Good for solos too

    Extraordinary653040 Avatar Extraordinary653040
    11/23/2018

    5 star ratingBest dive shop in Belize BDS is a little more expensive than the other shops buy is well worth it. Big comfortable boats with a great staff taking care of you. I will be be back again.

    cbl0421 Avatar cbl0421
    11/22/2018

Safety is our
#1 Priority

We take safety seriously at Belize Diving Services. Our safety commitment starts with recommending dives appropriate for your skill level. Your dive experience will determine if you can access different levels of diving and helps us group you accordingly. It is important for you to understand your limits and be honest in your communications with us so that we can make our best estimates of your skills. Belize Diving Services is committed to scuba diving safety practices. We follow SDI/TDI, PADI and the World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC) safety procedures.

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The Best

Belize Diving Services is an SDI/TDI 5 Star Instructor Training Center and a PADI Dive Center/Resort. We have been offering dive tours on the Belize Barrier Reef for nearly 40 years.

We are immensely proud of our ability to help people enjoy Belize’s underwater paradise. Our dive masters and tour guides are professionals who have extensive experience in leading dive tours, training, and boatsmanship. We want our clients to have a safe diving experience that they will remember all of their lives.

Award Winning
Dive Shop

Chip and Dani Petersen have owned Belize Diving Services since 2009 and have continually expanded and improved the shop and its services. BDS has been featured in the industry’s leading dive magazines and international press. We have been recognized by the Belize Ministry of Education for Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility, recognized by SDI/TDI as a top-performing facility for 7 consecutive years, and celebrated our 15th year of PADI membership.