Dive FAQs

Belize Scuba Diving FAQs

At Coco Plum Island Resort, we cater to certified scuba divers of any experience level with our abundance of dive tours to special sites in Belize. Most frequently asked diving questions are listed below. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.

What is the water temperature?

The waters of Belize are temperate and clear, making it ideal for divers and snorkelers. Temperatures range from 77-78 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months (November through March) to 83-84 degrees during the summer (April through October). We recommend full 3mm wetsuits during the winter months.

What is typical visibility?

The visibility of Belize's waters usually ranges from 60-100 feet. Visibility can be around 60 feet due to changes in weather and water temperature but usually does not fall below this.

Are the currents strong?

The currents along Belize's Barrier Reef are usually slight and most wall dives are drift dives going with the current. Divers may experience slight increases in currents during the dives.

Are dive trips ever cancelled?

We try our best to serve our divers bearing in mind safety. Waters can at times get choppy, especially outside the reef. If the waters are too rough we may be forced to cancel or postpone dive, snorkeling, and fishing trips.

Should I bring my own dive equipment?

Since Coco Plum is a small, intimate resort you may choose to bring your own dive equipment, including BC and regulator, mask, snorkel, and fins, as well as wet suit, and dive computer. You can also choose to rent dive equipment if you do not want to bring your own gear from home. We provide weights and weight belts. Contact our reservation team for details.

Should I purchase dive insurance prior to my vacation?

Yes, we highly recommend purchasing dive insurance. For more information go to: www.diversalertnetwork.org

What else should I bring on dive trips?

It is recommended that divers also bring along a lightweight, waterproof jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat or cap, and camera. We will provide a brown bag lunch and fluids.

Can I dive alone?

No, all of our dives must be done with a dive master and with another guest. We do not allow single dives. Important: Please bring your current dive cards with you to Coco Plum!


Tip: For a list of dive courses offered at Coco Plum please go to our dive courses page.

"The diving off of the barrier reef is some of the best I have done and the trip is well worth it up to Half Moon Caye to dive Lighthouse Reef - it’s a beautiful area with its share of sharks."