Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. Here at BPDC, we offer a version of this program, either in a pool or other body of water. While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience […]
We are committed to environmental conservation as much as we are to SCUBA DIVING. The Lionfish is voracious predator being shown to eat native fish and crustaceans in large quantities, including both ecologically and economically important species like grunts, snapper, nassau grouper, and cleaner shrimp. Not known to have any native predators divers and fishermen […]
Today our staff here visited the Hyperbaric Recompression Chamber and was given a tour by SSSB manager, Antonia Guerrero. This Hyperbaric Recompression Chamber does not receive any institutional financial support. Our Dive Shop (BPDC), makes voluntary monthly contributions to ensure that our divers have direct access to its services. This nominal donation is needed and […]
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB), this course polishes your neutral buoyancy to be neutrally buoyant so you neither sink or float. It can be a tricky thing and divers who have mastered the highest performance levels of buoyancy stand apart. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost if by thought. […]
This dive site is known for its abundance of friendly nurse sharks, giant black groupers and eels. Esmeralda has spur and groove reef with deep canyons having a large variety of corals. Also commonly seen are turtles and various rays. Visibility averages 70′ and depth averages 60′. Esmeralda canyons is definitely a “must do” dive […]
These graceful creatures are seen all along the reef of Ambergris Caye, the Hawksbill turtle is just one of the species of turtle often encountered by divers here. Here is one of our instructors with Hawksbill Turtle, shot taken during an PADI Advance Open Water Course, Underwater Photography.
We are celebrating Pedro’s return home at White Sands Pro Divers Academy after successfully completing his IDC and IE at Playa Del Carmen with Pro Dive Mexico!!! (Angel Navaro Moya Platinum PADI Course Director). Thank you Angel from all our instructors here at White Sands Pro Divers Academy!! Pedro isn’t the first and he wont […]
The Great Blue Hole is a large limestone sink hole located near the center of Lighthouse Reef Atoll 60 miles from the island of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. The hole is circular in shape. It has a diameter of 984 ft and 410 ft deep. It was formed during several episodes of quaternary glaciation when […]
Today we went to the Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve to do a two day long beach clean up along with a group from the Green Reef Alliance. We often do beach clean ups especially in areas like this one which is used by turtles as a nesting area.
Established in 1996 The Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve are a part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, which was nominated in 1996 as a World Heritage Site under the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. The Bacalar Chico project is geared toward sustainable use and development of this unique area due to a […]