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Turneffe Island Resort

4 star hotel
Turneffe Island, Turneffe Atoll, Belize
22 rooms
FREE Internet

Turneffe Island Diving

dive center
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Turneffe Island, Turneffe Atoll, Belize

Package highlights

  • The Great Blue Hole and its bottomless abyss is just 30 miles away
  • Discover age-old stalactites and Caribbean reef sharks
  • After a day's diving, make use of the nightly Happy Hour
  • Paddle boards, kayaks and Hobie Cat are yours to use whenever
  • Choose 'a la carte' activities if you don't want the commitment of full-day dives
  • With two resident massage therapists, you can indulge in a daily massage or seaweed wrap
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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
Book in full confidence. We are PADI, the leader in diving.

Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30% (downpayment)
  • 75 days before trip start: 70% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 15% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 67 days prior to arrival
  • 30% will be charged if you cancel between 67 and 47 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 47 and 22 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 22 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Turneffe Island Resort

Best dive sites in Belize City

Belize City is well-located for taking advantage of Belize’s many dive areas. From Caye Caulker to Lighthouse Reef, everyone will be able to find their own prefered site. Just south of the city is Silk Cayes Canyon, an excellent wall dive with plenty of coral species to spy. Unique endemic creatures like gray triggerfish are specialties of the area. Be sure not to miss out on the Great Blue Hole, which is one of the premier dive sites on the planet. It’s reachable within a short day trip of the city. You can also enjoy the dive sites around Ambergris Caye and the Belize Barrier Reef from Belize City.

Snorkeling in Belize City

You’ll find plenty of operators willing to take you snorkeling. The coral reefs within a few minutes boat ride are outstanding. The current is not so strong and the fish are colorful, making this a great area for beginners. Tours are also offered to nearby Ambergris Caye, the Blue Hole and Caye Caulker.

What to see

Huge barracuda idle near piers and docks, searching out their next meal with leering eyes. Whale sharks make their way through these waters, as well as other large creatures. Hammerheads, Lemon Sharks and Manatees are not unheard of, although you would have to be extremely lucky to see one.

On the reefs, you will find all of your favorite Caribbean specialties, jacks, angelfish, and lobster.

You are almost certain to run across a pod of dolphins if you take a boat ride, giving you a chance to watch them play and frolic. Most operators will even give you a chance to get out and swim with them!

Dive Center

Highlights

  • 70+ dive sites minutes’ away from the resort
  • Many divers see giant groupers, turtles, sharks, rays and indigenous toadfish
  • Year round warm waters, good visibility, busy reefs
  • Signature dive valet service 
  • Discover Scuba, Open Water Referral, Advanced and specialty courses
  • Full range of rental gear and dive computers
  • Weekly diving schedule of morning and full day trips

Description

Turneffe Island Resort provides convenient access to over 70 dive sites. 

Diving around Turneffe atoll offers the chance to swim with turtles, giant groupers, nurse and reef sharks, angelfish, pufferfish, eagle rays, sting rays and the indigenous white-spotted toadfish. 

Purpose-built dive boats depart for single tank dives, and surface time is spent back at the island, except for Tuesdays where a full day dive/snorkel excursion to the Blue Hole takes place. Having assembled your gear for the first dive, the team will manage your equipment while you relax between dives as part of the signature dive valet service. 

PADI’s most popular recreational diving courses are offered by the professional dive team including discover scuba, the open water referral course and specialty qualifications. The dive center provides a range of rental equipment including dive computers. Nitrox is available and picnics can be arranged for the full day trip to the Blue Hole (once a week).

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Other Specialties

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Diving gear

  • Filling Station

Resort Amenities

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Beach Volleyball

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Resort Description

Turneffe Island Resort is a  true diver's paradise on a private Caribbean island 30 miles off the coast of Belize.

The colourful Belizean resort is characterized by traditionally painted wooden buildings, palm trees and white sand beaches. Coral reefs humming with kaleidoscopic reef fish surround the resort. It is common for divers to spot turtles, reef sharks, sting rays and blue spotted eagle rays. 

Wooden guestrooms each offer air-conditioning, 24hr electricity, safe drinking water and garden or ocean views. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the resort and you’ll discover a fresh water pool with sun loungers next to the beach. 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served family style in the dining room and hors d’oevres and drinks are available to order all day. There is a gift shop with souvenirs, postcards and basic practical items. 

Spa treatments are offered including massage, scrubs, facials, manicures and pedicures. The resort offers volleyball, Hobie Kat sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling as well as trips to the Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye, Long Caye and the Red Footed Booby Bird Sanctuary. 

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How to get there

Arrival

  • If you are reaching the resort by air, arrive in Belize International Airport by 2:30pm on Wednesday or Saturday*. A representative will meet you at the airport wearing a Turneffe Island Resort shirt with logo on it. 
  • If you are arriving by land, please meet the resort representative at the Radisson Fort George Marine by 2:30pm. 
  • Boat transfer time is around 1 hour and 30 mins. Please pack a small bag with your most important items to carry with you on the transfer. You will not be able to access your luggage during the transfer.
  • *Boat transfers outside of these times will incur an additional charge and must be arranged in advance.
  • Check In is at approximately 5:30pm when the transfer boat arrives.

Departure

  • For departure by air, please depart no earlier that 11:00am on Wednesday and Saturday. 
  • Check Out is at approximately 8am when the transfer boat leaves.

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