Marine Operations & Staff

Our Mission Statement

We will be the BEST DIVE AND SNORKEL TEAM in Belize with highly trained and competent members, offering quality service to our guests while adhering to PADI standards in a safe environment.

At Hamanasi your safety is our number one priority. You will be in expert hands with the assistance of our PADI Instructors, Assistant Instructors, Divemasters, Boat Capatains and Belizean certified tour guides. We strictly abide by safe diving standards and Belize regulations to ensure that your dive or snorkel experience is fun and safe, from start to finish. We are a member of the PADI International Resort Association and meet the strict standards set by them as a PADI Dive Boat Operator.

Dive Boats

Hamanasi takes pride in having high quality boats and equipment. Our custom-made dive boats are designed for your safety and comfort.

Hamanasi 45′ “Hanou*”
Trigger Fish in Garifuna

Comfortable for up to 18 divers or 24 snorkelers (licensed for 30 passengers)

  • Three 200 HP 4-stroke Suzuki outboard engines
  • Spacious cabin
  • Captain’s fly bridge
  • Freshwater wash hose
  • Toilet
  • First aid kit / oxygen / fire extinguisher
  • VHF marine radio and cellular phone
  • Comfortable dive ladder
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Hamanasi 45
Hamanasi 43′ “Big Dipper”
Comfortable for up to 16 divers or 22 snorkelers (licensed for 30 passengers)

  • Two 225 HP 4-stroke Suzuki outboard engines
  • 14 ft spray hood
  • Toilet
  • First aid kit / oxygen / fire extinguisher
  • VHF marine radio and cellular phone
  • Dive ladder
Hamanasi 34′ “Adventure Belize”
Comfortable for 8 divers or 20 snorkelers (licensed for 30 passengers)

  • Two 150 HP 4-stroke Suziki outboard engines
  • Bimini
  • First aid kit / oxygen / fire extinguisher
  • VHF marine radio and cellular phone
  • Dive ladder

Dive & Snorkeling Equipment

  • Regulators w/dive computers– ScubaPro
  • BCDs – ScubaPro
  • Masks: Akona
  • Fins – ScubaPro (full-Foot fins)
  • Wetsuits: (Akona 3mm shorties and 3mm long suits)
  • Lights: Underwater Kinetics

Part of our service to you is providing well-maintained high quality equipment so you will have a safe and comfortable dive. We also help with your personal equipment by rinsing it after each use and storing it at our dive shop for no charge!


Hamanasi believes in clean air. We have a Max Air 180 Twin 18 cfm compressor for Nitrox tanks, and a Bauer VE20-E3-230 compressor for air-only tanks. We carefully monitor the cleanliness of our air and check and change our filters as recommended by the compressor manufacturer. To comply with PADI Standards we quarterly send air samples to be laboratory tested in the USA.

Notes & Policies

All rates, policies and dive and snorkel excursions are subject to change without notice!

A Belizean guide accompanies all snorkel trips and a PADI Instructor or Divemaster accompanies all dive trips.

Diving and Snorkeling Adventure prices do not include gear rental. All necessary equipment for is available for rental - see our rates page. Rates subject to change.

Gear storage is available in the Hamanasi Adventure Center. Hamanasi staff carries all gear to and from the boats, assists with preparation and washes all equipment in fresh water at the end of each dive trip.  Hamanasi is not liable for missing or damaged equipment.

We do not accommodate non-diving passengers on our dive boat or non snorkeling passengers on our snorkeling boat. Depending on numbers and the weather, we may take snorkelers on our dive boat to South Water Caye where they will be dropped off with a guide to snorkel off the island.

The water temperature is ~78 to 85 F degrees all year. A 3mm shorty or full wetsuit is recommended. Visibility varies depending on sites, currents and weather -- 40ft/12m to 100+ft/30+m is normal. The water can get choppy, especially outside the Barrier Reef. If the water is too rough we will not take out divers, snorkelers or anglers. Safety first!

We cannot control the weather! It may rain for days and days. There may be a hurricane. Rough water may make a trip take longer than planned. It could be unusually cold. Be prepared!

Things breakdown! We service our boats, engines, equipment and compressors regularly. Despite our strict maintenance schedule, things can break down (usually when we least want them to!). We do our best to fix quickly any problems and try to make alternate arrangements. Please be understanding and patient!

There is an incredible diversity of marine life in Belize. We hope guests will be able to see much of it. However, we can't promise a dolphin, shark, turtle, moray eel or any fish at all will swim in front of your eyes on every dive! Rest assured, they often do!

Touch only water! Take only pictures! Leave only your wake! No divers or snorkelers are permitted to touch or take anything from the sea. No exceptions. If an individual refuses to abide by these rules we will not take them on our boats.

Let us know! If you have any problems or suggestions simply tell us. We welcome your feedback and want you to have a great trip.

Marine Team