Ambergris Caye

Right in front of the town school, this 50ft to 75ft dive features a spectacular series of deep canyons covered with flourishing soft corals. There is an amazing variety of marine life in the area, including grouper, dolphins, nurse sharks, moray eels and eagle rays, not to mention an astonishing array of tropical fish.

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Nearby Ambergris Caye attractions

1. Tres Cocos

0.34 MILES

The dive site is a bit deeper than most around San Pedro, with coral heads rising up to 50ft and a wall with spurs that spill out from 90ft to 120ft, but…

2. Tackle Box Canyons

0.57 MILES

About a mile offshore from downtown San Pedro, this great site offers big, steep coral grooves. There are swim-throughs in many places along the drop-off…

3. Boca del Rio


The underwater terrain at Boca del Rio, a half-mile northeast of San Pedro, is a spur-and-groove system, featuring rolling coral hills and sandy channels…

4. Catholic Church


San Pedro's modern Catholic church has a central location on the waterside and is a local landmark.

5. House of Culture

1.01 MILES

Find out more about the fascinating culture found in San Pedro at this cultural center near the football field. Frequently changing displays celebrate…

6. Tuffy Canyons


About 1.6 miles south of San Pedro, this dive site is marked by deep grooves and a long, narrow tunnel. This high-walled passage leads to an opening at…

7. Cypress Garden

2.33 MILES

Due to chumming, this San Pedro dive site was once the spot to see nurse sharks and grouper. The feedings have stopped and the fish have moved elsewhere,…

8. Hol Chan Canyons

4.45 MILES

Four miles south of San Pedro, this part of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve is famous for its dramatic canyons and ample sea life, including eagle rays,…