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Scuba Diving with Dolphins: The Joys of Swimming with Dolphins

Belize has become known as a world-class destination for scuba diving. The warm waters of the Caribbean Sea provide the perfect habitat for a wide variety of colorful wildlife—from exotic fish and sting rays—to sea turtles, and even dolphins. Due to their intelligence and playful nature, the allure of scuba diving and swimming with dolphins continues to attract tourists to Belize from all over the world. While scuba diving with dolphins and swimming with dolphins isn’t guaranteed, it always remains an exciting possibility. If you’re considering booking a trip to Belize for scuba diving, contact our friendly team at Belize Diving Services today.

Dolphins in Belize

Dolphins are among the most well-loved Belize marine life. The dolphins species most frequently spotted in the warm waters of Belize are bottlenose and spinner. Spinner dolphins—true to their name—can be spotted by the way they jump out of the water and twist their bodies in the air. Dolphins swim in pods and are known for being skillful divers. In fact, they are known for diving up to 1,640 feet underwater when searching for food.

swimming with dolphins

However, most of the time they spend their time in water that is less than seven feet deep. This is the prime opportunity for tourists to manifest their dreams of swimming with dolphins.

Scuba Diving with Dolphins at Belize Diving Services

At Belize Diving Services, we offer a wide variety of diving tours that are known for offering some of the best diving experiences in the Caribbean. And, whether it is from the decks of our diving boats or deep in the sea while scuba diving, there is always the possibility that your trip could be made complete by swimming with dolphins or scuba diving with dolphins. Of course, while a chance encounter with dolphins is rare, the following diving spots are known for dolphin activity.

The Great Blue Hole Tour

One of the most popular scuba diving attractions in the world is The Great Blue Hole. The sink hole is nearly 1,000 feet across and 400 feet deep and offers incredible views of stalactites, marine life, and even sharks. On Belize Diving Services’ tour of The Great Blue Hole, you’ll also have the chance to dive at the Half Moon Caye Wall. Along the extraordinary walls that drop more than 1,000 feet deep, you’ll see colorful sea, fans, sea turtles, eagle rays, and occasionally dolphins hunting for food.

The final diving spot on the tour is the Long Caye Aquarium, a beautiful destination full of large schools of fish and healthy marine life. While, The Great Blue Hole is must-see destination, many divers say the Half Moon Caye and Long Caye Aquarium are the highlights of the day. These sensational diving sites offer multiple chances to fulfill your dreams of scuba diving with dolphins and swimming with dolphins. Contact us today to book an unforgettable dive tour with Belize Diving Services.

Caye Caulker Marine Reserve Tour

The Caye Caulker Marine Reserve is a truly natural dive site featuring beautiful, healthy reef with live corals, exotic fish, turtles, and hammerhead sharks. As a marine protected area, the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve has also been a location where people have had the opportunity to go scuba diving with dolphins. On our tour, you’ll also get to explore diving sites like the Coral Gardens, Swimming Pool, Frank’s Crack and Rock Beauty. Reach out to our helpful staff today to begin booking your tour of Caye Caulker Marine Reserve.

Turneffe Atoll

Our tour of the Turneffe Atoll is suitable for divers of all levels and offers incredible views of flourishing marine life and captivating reef formations. As the largest and most biologically diverse atoll in Belize, Turneffe stretches 30 miles long and has an abundance of coral life, sea turtles, and sting rays. While you might not have the chance to go scuba diving with dolphins at the Turneffe Atoll, there is a chance you’ll see them playing in pods from the deck of the boat. Dolphins are known for being attracted to the sound of the boat engine and cruising through the shallow waters alongside the boat.

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Whether you’re hoping to go scuba diving with dolphins, complete your scuba training, or just planning your trip to Belize, Belize Diving Services offers the best scuba diving experiences. Over the years, we’ve earned 5-start average reviews on Google and a certificate of excellence on Trip Advisor. We are proud of our excellent reputation for customer service, safety, diving practices, and knowledge of the marine environment. If you are interested in getting your scuba diving certification, we also offer diving courses from beginner to the highest levels of recreational and technical diving. Contact us today to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.