belize scuba diving certifications

Scuba Diving Certifications


Manta Island Resort is located next to the Belize Barrier Reef which allows us to offer a full range of diving courses. All courses include dive equipment and tools, the required number of dives, and certification cards upon completion (if applicable). Costs for certifications can be found on our à la carte tour page.


The PADI Discover Scuba Diving course allows you to experience the basics of scuba. During the PADI Discover Scuba Diving course, your highly skilled dive instructor will carefully go over basic concepts and scuba skills that will be helpful should you decide to pursue an Open Water Dive Certification course. This PADI Discover Scuba Diving course includes a one tank dive on the reef with the guidance of an instructor at a depth of between 15-30 feet. It does not certify you to dive in the open sea. No prior scuba diving experience is necessary, but you need to be in good physical health. Candidates must be 10+ years old.


Open Water
Referral Course

Our Open Water Referral course allows you to complete your dive training in distinct segments. First, candidates who are enrolled in an Open Water Referral course will complete all theory and confined water dives at home with their local dive center. Candidates must have a signed referral form from previous dive instructors or dive centers. Execute the practical portion of your Open Water Referral course with us at Manta Island Resort where you will do four open water dives consisting of 2-two tank dives per day on Glover’s Reef with one of our PADI dive instructors. The Open Water Referral Course lasts a minimum of two days. Candidates must be 10+ years old with no adverse medical conditions to participate in Open Water Referral course.
Important: Please bring your PADI course documentation and PADI pool work, as well as your medical release form with you to Manta Island! Kindly note: if you bring SSI or NAUI paperwork there will be an additional per person fee for completing a crossover exam and pool skills test.

Open Water
Dive Certification

Get your PADI scuba diving certification with us at Manta Island Resort! The Open Water Dive Certification is the first PADI entry-level certification. After completion, this course will allow you to dive anywhere in the world to a maximum depth of 60 feet. This three-day course involves all the necessary learning tools and practical execution of open water dives. Day one involves academics where you will learn dive theory with a handbook and PADI Open Water DVD. Day two consists of confined water training sessions in the shallow waters of the reef, followed by four open water dives. Finish up on day three, as you get comfortable with more dives on Glover’s Reef. Each day you will go on 2-two tank dives with breaks in between. Candidates must be 10+ years old with no adverse medical conditions to participate in the Open Water Dive Certification.


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Discover Scuba Diving
Open Water Referral
Open Water Dive Certification
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