Belize Dive Packages for Whale Shark Season

Belize Dive Packages for Whale Shark Season

Francis Ford Coppola’s Turtle Inn, located in Belize’s coastal village of Placencia, has launched a series of exclusive Whale Shark dive packages, enabling guests to enjoy everything the Belize Barrier Reef – the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and the second longest in the world – has to offer.

Turtle Inn is situated between the Garinagu settlement of Seine Bight and the Creole fishing village of Placencia at the tip of a narrow 26-mile long sandy peninsula. Directly behind Turtle Inn to the west lie the calm waters of the Placencia Lagoon and spectacular views of the Maya Mountains and Victoria Peak.  The resort features 25 individual thatched-roof cottages and villas, including a mix of one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottages; two-bedroom, two-bathroom villas; one Chinese matrimonial suite; one Family Pavilion; a private Lagoon Bungalow and a Beach House, a one-of-a-kind modernist-tropical hideaway. All accommodations offer guests privacy and relaxation just steps from the Caribbean Sea.

Turtle Inn

Turtle Inn

Whale Sharks are mostly seen during the full moon cycle, which will occur around  June 4th, with June 2-14 providing the best opportunity to witness these amazing creatures. During this time, Whale Sharks will glide through the water, sharing the ocean with divers and snorkelers.   One of the world’s greatest scuba destinations, Belize is one of the few dive spots on the planet that can boast the return of the largest fish in the ocean year after year.  Turtle Inn is dedicated to safety and all dive trips are led by a licensed Tour Guide who is also a PADI Dive master or a certified PADI Instructor.

Here are a couple of packages offered by Turtle Inn:

 Four-Night Scuba Package

A four-night scuba package, including accommodation at Turtle Inn starts from $1,364 per diver (plus $289 taxes, marine reserve entrance fees and service charges) based on a double occupancy.  Package is available June 1-November 20 and November 26-December 19, 2012, Saturday to Wednesday.

The package includes:

  • Complimentary welcome cocktails upon arrival
  • Four-nights in a luxurious Pool-side Seaview Cottage based on double occupancy
  • Four cooked breakfasts, three picnic lunches on dive days and three dinners giving guests the option of eating one dinner at a local restaurant in the village or dining a la carte at one of Turtle Inn’s three restaurants
  • Three 2-tank dives
  • Round trip transfers Placencia Airstrip to Turtle Inn

Seven-Night Scuba Package

A seven-night scuba package, including accommodation at Turtle Inn starts from $2,168 per diver (plus $477 taxes, marine reserve entrance fees and service charges), based on a double occupancy. Package is available June 1-November 20 and November 26-December 19, 2012, starting any Saturday.

The package includes:

  • Complimentary welcome cocktails upon arrival
  • Seven-nights in a luxurious Pool-side Seaview Cottage based on doubleoccupancy
  • Seven  cooked breakfasts, five picnic lunches on dive days and five dinners giving guests the option of eating some local meals in the village or dining a la carte at one of Turtle Inn’s three restaurants
  • Five 2-tank dives
  • Round trip transfers Placencia Airstrip to Turtle Inn

Note:  All packages require a $500 deposit per diver at the time of making reservations, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.  Price is based on a minimum of six divers per outing.

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