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We had 2 snorkel and 2 divers in our group. However in hind sight our divers were taken to an area with strong current and saw nothing while the snorkelers in the party saw so much. The dive master seemed to have a chip on...More
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Elbert G, Owner at White Sands Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
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The Hol Chan Cut Is notorious for unpredictable currents and it changes by the hour. Sorry you had difficulty with it. It’s one of the two sites we have on the island that is...More
My husband and boys did their elearning via the PADI website but we chose to do the pool work and check dives in Belize due to the barrier reef there (2nd largest in the world). Since White Sands is a 5-star rated dive shop by...More
Which there should be. It was great to dive with larger fish and barracuda of all size. The sharks are nurse sharks and I really only saw them in Hol Chan where other boats intentionally feed them and the rays. The dive crew makes sure...More
This is a fantastic dive shop. The first day we dove Hol Chan and saw beautiful coral, a few eels, and a cool sand fish. We drove the boat 5 minutes and snorkeled at Shark Ray Alley. I’ve never swam with so many sharks and...More
We were certified 20 years ago but had few dives in the interim; no dives in last 10 years. We wisely took a refresher course in Albuquerque a week before traveling. We also purchased dive watches before going.
We were concerned about our capacity to...More
Recommended from resort! Pickup and drop off from resort. We did both scuba and snorkeling with them on seperate days!
We had great staff: jovan for scuba and henry for snorkel! Henry was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and made the snorkel in shark alley...More
The staff at White Sands are the most awesome. The girls at the desk, Sandra and Juls, are friendly and always willing to go the extra mile to accomodate a schedule so that people have the best experience possible. The guys, Henry, Jovan, Brandon, Raul...More
We were a largish group of people of widely varying ages and diving experience, but Matt, Jovan, and Henry made sure that we all had great experiences out on the reef.
I don’t dive but my daughter and a couple other people in the group...More
Awesome experience! My wife & I have been diving for years (incl 2 prior trips to BZ) and wanted our recently certified kids (12 & 15) to have a positive first tropical diving experience. Couldn’t have picked a better dive shop. Elroy and his whole...More
My husband and I signed up with White Sands Dive Shop for the Hol Chan/SharkRay Alley along with Mexico Rocks Excursion. We loved every minute of this adventure. Our favorite was Hol Chan the marine life you get to experience snorkeling is spectacular. The staff...More
Yes, they are very respectful of the marine life. The reefs along the Island are all part of a protected area and contact with the coral and marine life should always be avoided. The staff instructs all divers of this... More
Yes, they are very respectful of the marine life. The reefs along the Island are all part of a protected area and contact with the coral and marine life should always be avoided. The staff instructs all divers of this several times during the trip.