The Miss Gina, our Pro 42 dive boat, carries up to 16 divers plus crew making it an excellent choice for dive groups and can also be used for dive trips to the Turneffe Atoll. The Lady Grace, our Newton 46 dive boat, can accommodate up to 24 divers plus crew and provides a comfortable outing for those wanting to dive Jacques Couteau’s Blue Hole.
- 3 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 9:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
The Turneffe Atoll is Belize’s youngest and largest Atoll – 32 miles long and 8 miles wide. At the southern tip of the Atoll about a 2 ½ hour boat ride from the Ramon’s Village dock is an incredible drift dive known as the Turneffe Elbow. Recently rated #1 as a World Class Dive Site the Turneffe Elbow is another must do dive.
Upon arrival at the Elbow, our Ramon’s Village Divers dive masters will give a dive briefing, and then everyone will do a “giant stride” into the water. A maximum depth of 80–feet is planned, but shallower depths can be maintained per individual divers’ preferences. This is a multilevel dive that allows for about 40 minutes of bottom time. This dive normally has visibility of about 90–feet, and currents are constant. You drift along huge coral mounds consisting of hard corals and some of the largest barrel sponges you’ll ever see. Common as well, for deep water, are gorgonians and large schools of snapper, grouper, and horse–eyed jacks. At this site, the stronger the currents, the greater the abundance of marine life. The endless supply of micro–organisms drifting in the currents feed the small fish, which feed the larger fish and sharks.
The second and third dives on this trip will vary depending on crew, weather, and conditions for the day. Some of the dive sites commonly included are Billy Bob’s Wall, Sayonara, the Play Ground, and the Front Porch. These are wall dives ranging from 40–feet to 70–feet with an abundance of coral and fish. These dives will also last about 40 minutes before another safety stop for 3 minutes at 15–feet. Between the second and third dives, the crew serves lunch on board. You can’t go on shore while on this trip because of the rocky shallow shores around these Mangrove Islands. After the third dive you’ll begin heading back to Ramon’s Village Resort.
Snacks and juice will be served along the way. But don’t forget, Pineapples on the beach will be waiting to serve you a delicious dinner after your return, but it’s not included in the price of the dive. Take time to freshen up and join us at Pineapples on the beach for a great evening.
What to Bring
Money for Park Fees and equipment rentals that are additional.
Boat, Guide, Tanks and Weights, 3 Dives, Continental Breakfast on the Ramons Village dock before departing and Sandwich lunch board. Departs 6:00AM and returns about 4:30PM. Requires a minimum of 10 persons or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
Similar things to do
This tour takes you on an off-the-beaten path picnic on the white, sandy shore of Robles Point. To whet your appetite, your first stop will be to go snorkeling around Mexico Rocks. After you’ve had a look around underwater, you’ll get to try to catch a few fish yourself with a traditional hook or a spear — whatever you catch, you can have for lunch .
Take a tour to Belize’s most famous oceanic attraction – the gorgeous, sapphire sinkhole known as the Belize Blue Hole. This tour is purely a sightseeing tour, and while its known as a dive site, the sinkhole actually doesn’t contain much to see. It’s best known for its emptiness, which as just as easily appreciated on a boating tour. When you arrive at the reef around the hole, you'll have the chance to do some snorkeling – bring snorkeling equipment if you're interested.
Snuba tours make it easy to take your snorkeling experience to the next level. With Snuba equipment you can get a taste of scuba diving without any experience or lessons. You’ll get to swim to a depth of 20 feet below the surface of the water, allowing you to get a closer look a the marine species that live at the Hol Chan Reserve.