Belize is renowned as one of the meccas of scuba diving globally — particularly for the Belize Great Barrier Reef. This is the longest unbroken barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere! Exploring Belize from a dive resort allows a blend of action, adventure and relaxation. We’ve done the work for you, and collected the 5 best Belize dive resorts! Each of these Belize dive resorts have PADI 5-star dive centers onsite or in close proximity, and they suit a wide range of budgets.

Turneffe Island Resort ($$$$)

With the Great Blue Hole just 30 kilometers (19 miles) away, Turneffe Island Resort is in the heart of diving action in Belize. On local dives here, you might spot Caribbean reef sharks and ancient stalactites! Additionally, another brilliant aspect of Turneffe Island Resort is their à la carte activities, meaning you don’t have to commit to a whole day of events in advance. Just join an activity as and when you please. Furthermore, onsite massage therapists and nightly happy hours will full up your days off from diving.


  • The Great Blue Hole is just 30km (19 miles) away
  • Onsite, 5-star PADI dive center
  • Resident massage therapists

Steve and Becky’s Cute Little Hotel ($)

Situated in San Pedro, Steve and Becky’s is indeed a cute little hotel, loved by solo travelers and couples alike. This is the spot for a simple, cozy stay and exceptional diving. Ramon’s Village Diving dive center is a short walk away, providing access to dives at Shark Ray Alley and the renowned Great Blue Hole! Then, end the day at the beachfront restaurant. Steve and Becky’s offers friendlier prices for Belize and gorgeous, colorful decor.


  • Secluded, quiet location
  • Access to massages and lagoon pool at Ramon’s next door
  • Boutique atmosphere

Isla Marisol Resort ($$)

Isla Marisol Resort is located in Glover Reef Atoll, a diving and snorkeling mini paradise in Belize! With the onsite 5-star PADI Dive center, divers can engage in conservation dives at the protected Marine Park. Additionally, 80 square miles (207 square km) of tropical lagoon can be explored on kayak or paddle board. After thrilling days of diving, relax and treat your tastebuds at the overwater restaurant at Isla Marisol.


  • Conservation diving in the protected Marine Park
  • Over-water restaurant
  • Onsite, 5-star PADI dive center

Blackbird Caye Resort ($$$)

In 2020, Sport Diver magazine listed Blackbird Caye as one of the world’s best dive resorts. It features an onsite, 5-star PADI dive center, and after adventure-packed dive days on the world’s second largest reef system, divers can rest in tranquility onsite. Furthermore, Blackbird Caye boasts an oceanside infinity pool and a nightly beach bonfire, making it one of the best Belize dive resorts. This is a luxurious getaway destination aimed at higher budgets.


  • TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 5 years running
  • Beach bonfire nightly
  • Oceanside infinity pool

Alaia Belize ($$)

Nesteled in San Pedro Town, Alaia pairs contemporarily elegant studios with beachfront villas. Which one you choose simply depends on your accommodation style. As one of the best Belize dive resorts, Alaia not only boasts an onsite, 5-star dive center but exceptional onsite experiences as well, including a wine bar, spa treatments, 6 restaurants and 4 bars. Alaia Belize offers fantastic mid-range prices with an ultra-luxurious feel!


  • Onsite, 5-star PADI dive center
  • Boutique, wine club, and full spa
  • Suspended rooftop pool

Ready to Join the Action in Belize?

Belize is not just an ocean paradise; it also provides beautiful and unforgettable activities on land, too. Thanks to the best Belize dive resorts, this destination is unmissable. With 5-star PADI dive centers, a range of prices, spas, numerous restaurants and accommodation styles, Belize has a sweet spot for every traveler.

If you’re ready to book your dive trip to Belize, browse all the available Belize dive resorts then speak to one of PADI Travel’s scuba travel experts by clicking the button below!

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