The ADVENTURE of a lifetime begins now!

The Belize Diving Adventure Family would like to welcome you to the “Jewel” Belize and all it has to offer you on your vacation. We are located on the beautiful island of Ambergris Caye (pronounced ‘KEY’) in a small quaint town named San Pedro. This tropical paradise is a tranquil town which looks over the second largest barrier reef in the world and is only a 15-minute flight from Belize City. Everything you need or want is within walking distance but you are welcome to rent golf carts or bicycles for your leisure.

Everette Anderson

Owner, Dive Master

Everette is the founder, manager, and dive master of Belize Diving Adventures. He is friendly and dedicated to his customers and is always looking for ways to make your trips extra special!

Enes Ramirez

General Manager

Enes is the general manager of Belize Diving Adventures. She has been in the Tourism business for over a decade. Her outlook towards work is ‘customers first’. With her professional attitude towards customers, you will sure to feel welcomed.

History

A Belizean owned family business, managed and operated by Enes and Everette Anderson is located in the heart of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. This full service dive facility is comprised of licensed Tour Guides, PADI/NAUI Instructor, Dive Masters and Boat Captains who all provide professional, efficient and friendly service.

After working for several large dive companies on the island for over 10 years, we decided to open our own family orientated dive shop, so we could offer much personalize service to divers and non-divers.

Our Mission

Our number one priority is to take care of the needs of our tourists. We believe in quality over quantity, which is why we’ve decided to stay small. We personally ensure the quality of each and every tour and make sure that the experience you get is the experience you paid for. You come to Belize as a tourist and leave as part of our family.

“New memories are made here!”

Join us on a great adventure.

Our Conservation Efforts

On Tuesday, December 1st, Belize Diving Adventures (BDA) restored the buoy marker at Tuffy Channel. The marker had been worn out over time, so staff of BDA took it upon themselves to fix it up, with Everette Anderson spearheading the work. With the renovation of the marker, mariners now have an identifiable marker when entering and exiting the main water channel of San Pedro Town.

The improvement of the marker is aimed at bettering Ambergris Caye’s local maritime community. Markers are essential for guiding boat captains trafficking through channels. They assist in avoiding collision with the nearby reef systems preserving the marine life and coral formations. Some of the work that needed to be done on the buoy marker included welding the marker to patch corroded areas and replacing the worn out shackles holding the marker in place.

The San Pedro Sun joins the island community in congratulating BDA on taking the initiative at improving our marine ecosystem!

Away from the crashing surf of Belize’s beaches, along miles of impenetrable mangroves and lagoons, the landscape blends almost seamlessly with the Caribbean Sea. Low-lying tropical forests and savannahs gradually give way to the ocean, while submerged coral reefs continue the subtle transition farther out to sea.

Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, is a sparsely populated, conservation-minded country just south of Mexico. The relationship between ocean and land in Belize is intimate and comparatively trouble-free. Its waters are largely unpolluted, and more than 40 percent of the country is under formal protection. Nearly 75 percent of the landscape remains under forest cover. With Mexico and Guatemala, Belize shares the largest contiguous tropical forest north of the Amazon, La Selva Maya (the Mayan Forest).

Belize has long been popular with ecotourists in search of wildlife and scuba divers who come to explore its reefs. Terrestrial Belize is home to more than 500 species of birds, 75 species of bats, and five species of cat, including the jaguar. The coastal mangrove swamps and adjacent waters provide habitat for flamingos, marine turtles, grouper, and American crocodiles, while coral, sponge, and an array of fish and other marine plants and animals find shelter among the reefs.

Fast Facts

  • Belize’s barrier reef, which extends from a few hundred yards to as much as 25 miles offshore, stretches 155 miles from tip to tip.
  • An intricate network of lagoons, mangrove swamps, and deltas provides habitat for manatees, birds, fish, and crocodiles. Between the shore and the barrier reef, where the water is typically shallow and calm, grass beds cover the sandy bottom.
  • The barrier reef protects the mainland from storms and supports an underwater ecosystem of soft and hard coral, sponge, angelfish, parrotfish and other sea life.
  • Staghorn coral predominated the reef before a bacterial infection proliferated in the 1980s. Now, the most common coral is lettuce coral.
  • As an interface between the open ocean and the coast, the reef serves as a feeding ground for larger, roving ocean species such as barracuda, nurse and hammerhead sharks, and spotted eagle rays…

Courtesy Wildlife Conservation Society