Belize scuba diving certification

Belize Scuba Diving Certification



Have you always wondered what it’s like to be able to breathe underwater and discover another world?

Belize Scuba Diving Certification

Discover SCUBA

PADI Discover Scuba Diving is the perfect quick intro into breathing underwater and your first exposure to the equipment and theory of SCUBA diving. If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba is the best option for you. Our instructor will guide you every step of the way– from familiarizing yourself with scuba equipment to the first time in shallow water right in the Caribbean Sea off of our dock. Discover Scuba is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world and might open the door to a full certification course which would allow you to dive anywhere in the world.

Duration: Half-Day

Minimum Age: 10 years

Includes: Gear setup, buoyancy and mask removal and replacement + 1 shallow Open Water Dive to 40 feet

Price: $195.00 US + 12.5% local tax

Belize scuba bubblemaker

Bubblemaker for Kids

Bubblemaker gives children as young as 8 the opportunity to use scuba gear (mask, fins, tank, BCD with low-pressure inflator, regulator, and submersible pressure gauge) in a confined-water environment and, literally, make bubbles. The water should be no deeper than six feet (2 meters). We do our Bubblemaker course right off the Blue Marlin dock in the warm, clear Caribbean Sea. We require your child to be comfortable in the water before beginning, although they don’t need any prior scuba exposure to participate in the class.

How about a Bubblemaker birthday party? We can have up to 6 students per instructor. What better way to introduce your child to a healthy, productive, exciting hobby that will last a lifetime? Let us teach your child how to dive and introduce him or her to the amazing world of Nemo, instilling in them a lifelong love and respect for the sea.

The course is approximately an hour long and, after completing certain skills sets, your child will receive a certificate of completion and card.

Duration: 2-3 Hours

Minimum Age: 8 years

Includes: Basic intro to scuba gears, learn to clear regulator and mask, underwater breathing do’s and don’ts in water shallower than 6 feet.

Price: $125.00 US + 12.5% GST

Open Water Dive Certification

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Blue Marlin Beach Resort offers practical and academic coursework to complete diver certification. We do recommend that you finish the “books” portion of your studies online prior to your practical course of training here in Belize. Our certified dive instructor will be with you every step of the way. To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development ( online, independent study, or in a classroom) to understand the basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, fins, scuba regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. It is recommended that in order to make the most out of your vacation time you prepare adequately so that the practical theory is covered by the time you start your diving here with us. You can start learning with PADI’s home-study materials – Open Water Diver (available on iOS, Android and via Web Viewer) or the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package).

Pick the course level that best suite your needs:

Open Water Diver

Duration: 4-5 days

Minimum Age: 15 years

Includes: Knowledge Development (Section 1 – 5) + 5 Confined Water Dives + 4 Open Water Dives to 60 feet, all equipment, PIC card

Price: $795.00 US + 12.5% GST

Open Water Diver Referral (With Confined Dives)

Duration: 3.5-4 Days

Minimum Age: 15 years

Includes: 5 Confined Water Dives + 4 Open Water Dives to 60 feet, all equipment, PIC card

Price: $595.00 US + 12.5% GST

Open Water Diver Referral (Dives Only)

Duration: 2-2.5 Days

Minimum Age: 15 years

Includes: 1 Confined Water Dive to Skills Check + 4 Open Water Dives to 60 feet, all equipment, PIC card

Price: $495.00 US + 12.5% GST

Advanced Open Water

Duration: 2-2.5 Days

Minimum Age: 15 years

Includes: 2 Open Water Dives to maximum 130 feet depth, Rescue Dive, Underwater Navigation, all equipment, PIC card

Price: $450.00 US + 12.5% local tax

Advanced Open Water Dive Certification

The Advanced Open Water Diver Course is all about advancing your skills. You will practice with your instructor some skills and do two open water divers maximum 100 feet. After completion you will do three specialty skills dive: Underwater Navigation and Performance Buoyancy which are mandatory and one more specialty. You can choose one of these listed: Fish Identification, Night Dive, Drift Dive, Underwater Naturalist.

Open Water Diver/Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)

Duration: 2-2.5 days

Minimum Age: 12 years

Includes: 5 and PIC card

Price: $450.00 US + 12.5% GST

Does not include: Gear Rental (Cost US$35 + 12.5% tax per day per person)

Note: We recommend you do independent study on PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Elearning certification course prior to your practical training here in Belize. Our Dive Shop is ID#R-2354. Use this number so PADI can refer your documents to us with grades for continuing education. 

“The diving was spectacular, and then I could be back in time for a great lunch with the family at the resort. My daughter did a resort dive course (one on one) and went on two dives with us.”
Tripadvisor review (eahuson)