With a subtropical climate, unspoiled cayes and atolls, as well as the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere containing a dizzying array of fish and coral, its no wonder Belize is considered one of the top diving locations in the world.
At Turtle Inn we specialize in attentive, professional dive services dedicated to safety and our guests’ individual needs. We offer scuba diving and snorkeling equipment and tours as well as a wide range of PADI certification courses for both the beginner and more experienced.
All Turtle Inn dive trips will be lead by a licensed Tour Guide who is also a PADI Divemaster or a certified PADI Instructor. Our snorkel guides are all intimate with the local marine environment and conditions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. A licensed boat captain will also accompany each trip and remain on board the boat at all times.
Turtle Inn uses only name brand, well maintained scuba equipment. Our state of the art air compressors are inspected regularly and the filters are changed ahead of the manufacturers’ recommendations. If you have your own gear, we will be happy to wash it, store it and set it up for your next trip, free of charge.
Our boats are all equipped with VHF marine communication, first aid kits, life support oxygen, life vests, diver down flag, and of course, a captain that knows and respects the sea.
Turtle Inn is a proud member of the PADI International Resort Association, the world’s leader in scuba diving. All of the courses offered by Turtle Inn are conducted by professional PADI Instructors who follow standards set by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. Courses include Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Review/Scuba Tune-Up, Open Water Diver and Adventure Diver/Advanced Open Water.
It’s warm - rarely below 80°f. With that said, we still recommend wearing some sort of wet suit or dive skin.
All dive and snorkeling trips have specific departure times. Please meet at the dive shop at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time. If you are going on your first trip with us please allow 30 minutes for equipment fitting and a brief orientation of our procedures.
All certified divers must present the dive staff their certification card prior to diving. If you do not have your card with you, please let us know the day before your trip so we can verify your status.
Belize Recompression Chamber Agreement
Belize Recompression Chamber, located in San Pedro Town, Belize, offers hyperbaric chamber treatment with no prepayment or deposit; your insurance carrier is billed directly. Subject to a $2.00 per tank charge to support the chamber.
Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus)
Only a few dive destinations on the planet can boast about the return of the largest fish in the ocean year after year. Placencia can. During full moon week of April, May and June, the Whale Shark will glide through our waters giving divers and snorkelers the unmatched opportunity to share the ocean with them in close quarters. Documented to reach lengths of up to sixty feet, the Whale Shark will amaze any adventurer and may end up being the most beautiful and graceful creature you will ever see. At Gladden Spit whale sharks will readily approach boats, snorkelers and divers if they do not feel threatened.
PADI Scuba Certification Courses
Discover Scuba Diving (Resort Course): If you’ve always wanted to try scuba diving, here’s your chance to breathe underwater in a fun, convenient session. The course is completed in one day and includes all material, equipment, one ocean dive and a PADI Discover Scuba Card.
2014 Price (12/20/13 - 12/19/14): US$195 (BZ$390) per person
Open Water Diver (Getting Certified): PADI Open Water Diver is the most popular diver program in the world and your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventures. The course is completed over four days and includes all material, equipment, four ocean dives and your temporary certification card upon completion.
2014 Price (12/20/13 - 12/19/14): US$550 (BZ$1,100) per person
Adventures in Diving/Advanced Course: The Adventures in Diving course is designed to make diving more enjoyable for the new and the seasoned diver. This course involves a brief review and discussion about your specific dive interests and includes five ocean dives.
2014 Price (12/20/13 - 12/19/14): US$495 (BZ$990) per person
Open Water Diver Referral: If you have your signed paperwork from your instructor back home showing completion of classroom and confined water trainer, we’ll take care of the rest. Four ocean dives over two days and you’re certified!
2014 Price (12/20/13 - 12/19/14): US$385 (BZ$770) per person
Scuba Review/Refresher Course: Scuba Review is a quick confined water session that helps those of you who have been out of the water for a long period of time or to familiarize yourself with a new equipment purchase. Course includes all materials, equipment and a Scuba Review decal upon completion.
2014 Price (12/20/13 - 12/19/14): US$30 (BZ$60) per person
Equipment Rental Pricing/per day
Rates subject to change
BCD (Buoyancy Compensation Devices) - US$32.50 (BZ$65)
Regulator - US$14 (BZ$28)
Mask/Fins/Snorkel - US$14 (BZ$28)
Wetsuit - US$14 (BZ$28)
Computer - US$23.50 (BZ$47)
Compass - US$7.50 (BZ$15)
Tank - US$7.50 (BZ$15)
Please note all pricing is subject to 12.5% General Sales Tax.