Southern Barrier Reef Diving

Hamanasi dive trips explore areas in and around the South Water Caye Marine Reserve, the largest marine reserve in Belize, spanning from just north of Tobacco Caye to a cut five miles south of South Water Caye called Grand Channel. The trip out to the Southern Barrier Reef is ten miles and it takes 30-40 minutes to get to the first dive site. This pristine southern section of the reef sees few divers and is typically a wall dive that is interspersed with sand channels and spur and groove sections. With literally dozens of dive sites, Hamanasi divemasters will show you a wide variety of this area.
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On our dive trips we often see turtles, moray eels, barracuda, king mackerel, eagle rays and southern stingrays, as well as the micro marine life like Pedersen shrimp, colorful gobie cleaning stations and spotted drums.  Hamanasi divers have seen manta rays, hammerhead sharks, jew fish and dolphins up close.  Some of our common dive sites include Jason's Wall, Elsie's Aquarium, Carrie Bow, South Water Wall, Trick Ridge, Hell Hole and The Abyss.  On these trips, we often stop by a postcard coral isle, such as South Water Caye, perched right on the Barrier Reef.

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  • Price Price: US $115
    per person
  • Intensity Intensity:
  • people Minimum: 1
  • Depart Depart: 8:00 am
  • Return Return: 1:00 pm

Includes:

  • Towel

  • Snack

  • Fresh Fruits

  • Cookies

  • Juice

  • Water

  • Divemaster

What to Bring:

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Underwater camera

  • Bathing suit

  • Insect Repellent

  • Dive Equipment

  • Binoculars

  • Field guide


Other Information:

This adventure can be included in any of our packages. If you do not purchase a package, this tour may be booked a la carte for the listed price.

Intensity Key:

  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Very Challenging
[More general information about our tours]

Everyday, Hamanasi offers a barrier reef excursion and an inland excursion based on a preset schedule. These scheduled tours are included in package rates. Tours beyond the daily scheduled tours are not included in package rates but can be booked at the listed cost. All tours are accompanied by a licensed Belizean tour guide and include any permits needed. A PADI professional accompanies all dive trips. More information about our tours is available on our rates and policies pages.

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I’ve been to quite a few dive resorts. Hamanasi is hands down, the best so far. Thank you for a wonderful time.

Everything surpassed our expectations. We came here as new diver because we wanted an operation we could trust and we found that here.

Best dive experience we have ever had. Everyone top Notch. Best vacation ever!

This is my 6th Belize dive adventure in the past 18 years and my best ALL around experience.

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