Scuba Diving

The Caribbean's largest barrier reef lies just offshore from Turtle Inn, offering divers a magnificent diversity of coral and marine life to explore. In addition, a number of easily accessible cayes (tiny islands) have their own reefs and underwater ecosystems, cementing Belize's reputation as one of the world's great scuba destinations.

At Turtle Inn we are dedicated to providing you with the best diving experience possible, regardless of skill level. In addition to our selection of tours, we also offer a wide range of PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certification courses for every need. Visit our Dive Shop for a complete listing of our classes as well as some important information on our diving tours and options for snorkeling in Belize.

Scuba Diving Tours

2-tank reef dive
8:30 am - 2:30 pm 

2-tank Whale Shark dive
April-June on full moon cycle (inquire for specific dates) 

Only a few dive destinations on the planet can boast about the return of the largest fish in the ocean year after year. During the 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.


Eco-hunting dive
8:30 am - 2:30 pm 

Lionfish are known for their striking appearance in the Caribbean Sea, their delicious taste and unfortunately for their attempts to destruct the barrier reef.  At Francis Ford Coppola’s Turtle Inn, you may opt to participate in an underwater experience that allows you to help protect an ecosystem and to dine on your own catch that evening. 

Our eco-hunting experience is now available to those seeking a unique scuba diving adventure that helps to protect our famous barrier reef from these invaders.  The dive includes use of trident and all necessary gear and relishing in the success of your catch by dining on the lionfish, the chef might even let you cook it yourself if you’d prefer. 


Featured Food & Drink

Featured Food & Drink

Gauguin Grill

Our beachfront restaurant features fresh, charcoal-grilled seafood accompanied by a choice of Balinese-inspired sauces and spices.