Belize Group Dive Trip | Scuba Center | Blackbird Caye Resort Turneffe Atoll, Belize
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Blackbird Caye -- Turneffe Atoll, Belize: Feb 22-Mar 1, 2025

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Blackbird Caye Resort logo | Scuba Center Dive TravelBlackbird Caye PADI 5 Star Dive Resort is located offshore on the Turneffe Atoll, 25 miles off the coast of Belize City. The resort is nestled within 1,300 acres of island forest on a 2-mile long private, white sand beach. The resort boasts 18 individual beachfront, air conditioned cabanas offering a personal, private and relaxing atmosphere. Belize is home to the second largest barrier reef system in the world and 3 of the 4 atolls in the entire Western Hemisphere. Blackbird Resort on the Turneffe Atoll has some of the worlds best diving, renowned for its biodiversity above and below the water. Turneffe is the only Caribbean Atoll made up of dozens of mangrove islands, which are the juvenile nurseries for coral reefs and many schools of fish.

Blackbird Caye PADI 5 Star Dive Resort is located offshore on the Turneffe Atoll, 25 miles off the coast of Belize City. | Scuba Center group dive tripsYou came to Blackbird Caye to dive. But after a day spent exploring some of the world’s greatest seascapes, you need a place to rest your head. Each of their guesthouses have been recently renovated, and sport straightforward amenities to help you rest for your next adventure. And with only 20 accommodations onsite, no other Belize cabana resort takes you closer to the reef — and further from stress.

Giving international flavors a local makeover, the Blackbird Restaurant incorporates freshly-caught seafood and Belizean produce into every breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you get hungry between meals, head for the water; two tropical bars serve snacks and drinks alongside the largest reef in the Caribbean.

For this Scuba Center trip, we have three different room types available:
Blackbird Caye Beach Villa | Scuba Center dive tripBeach Villa:
Live on Island time in our newest Villa. Our beach villa offers a beautifully detailed modern room featuring a more comfortable and spacious design. All villas are beachfront and have full views of the stunning Caribbean sea.
A/C, Private Porch with Hammock & Chairs, King-sized bed or two queen beds, In-room safe, Bathroom with shower, Coffee pot and minifridge, Sitting Area.
Blackbird Caye Superior Cabana | Scuba Center tripSuperior Cabana:
A healthy coral reef, just yards offshore — we could think of worse sights to wake up to. Welcome the day with a pot of coffee and go for a swim.
Oceanfront, Private Bath, A/C, Private Screened Porch with Hammock & Chairs, In-room safe, Coffee pot and minifridge, Sitting Area.
Blackbird Caye Triplex Cabanas | Belize group dive trip with Scuba CenterTriplex Cabana:
Conversation when you want it, peace when you don’t; these expanded residences feature private rooms that open onto a roomy shared porch.
Large front porch, Air conditioning, Private bedrooms, Nightstands, Ceiling fans, Private bathrooms with showers, In-room safe, Closet areas, Coffee pots.

Some divers are fascinated by the Great Blue Hole (Jacques Cousteau named this aquatic sinkhole one of the best dives in the world). Others are drawn to Turneffe Atoll’s shallow reefs. At Blackbird Caye dive resort, you aren’t far from either — or from 70 other scenic spots. From their dock, 20 of those are less than 35 minutes away by boat. Start outlining your dive plan; you’ve got a lot to see. From the 37-foot Queen Angel to the 50-foot Big Bird, their fleet of four vessels will get you to your dive site quickly and safely. Turneffe Atoll is home to over 70 dive sites; read on to discover some resort favorites.
  • The Witconcrete Wreck: Located 0.75 miles Northeast of Blackbird Caye.
  • Silver Caves: Schools of silversides inhabit caves on a shallow wall (20-80').
  • Long Caye Wall: Tunicates, sea slugs, groupers, and jacks all add color to this medium-depth dive.
  • Majestic Alley: Staghorn and elkhorn corals and plenty of tropical fish can be found on this shallow dive.
  • Soldier Caye: Swim amongst pillar corals and moray eels in 30 feet of water.
  • Coral Gardens: Maxing out at 30 feet, this sandy ridge features picturesque, healthy coral formations.
  • Oasis: Plunge down to 120 feet and snap pictures of black corals and sea sponges.

Includes: Blackbird Caye -- Turneffe Atoll, Belize 
  • Welcome reception upon arrival

  • 7 nights' accommodation

  • 3 meals per day

  • 3 dives per day (Valet diving) or 2 guided snorkels

  • Happy hour hors d'oeuvres served each evening

  • Great Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye National Monument, & Long Caye Day Trip

  • The Witconcrete Wreck Experience at Turneffe Atoll

  • The Elbow Dive and Nature Trails at Calabash Caye

  • Complimentary use of kayaks and paddleboards

  • Complimentary ground and boat transfers on Saturday

  • Free WiFi (In the lobby, palapa bar and restaurant)

Not included in the package:
  • Round trip air from Minneapolis

  • Diving equipment, Nitrox, dive courses

  • Blue Hole Marine Reserve Fee of $40 US per person

  • Turneffe Atoll Marine Park Fee of $100 US per person

  • BTB tax of $4.50 US per person, per day

  • Incidental charges: Individual group members will be responsible for their own charges including but not limited to beverages and bar bill, telephone, internet usage, sightseeing, equipment rental of any sort, gratuities and any other items of a personal nature.

Please note the following:  
  • Scuba certification card required for each diver.

  • We recommend all divers purchase DAN Insurance

  • The purchase of travel insurance is highly recommended to cover any unforeseen circumstances

  • A passport is required for travel.

Dates: Feb 22-Mar 1, 2025 Blackbird Caye Dive Resort | Scuba Center
Trip Cost: (double occupancy)
Beach Villa Superior Cabana Triplex Cabana
Diver: $4195** Diver: $3595** Diver: $3195**

**All rates quoted by Scuba Center include a 2% discount for cash/check payments.

Reservations / Deposit Information:

  • $500 deposit is required at registration

Registration: An application for this trip must be completed by each traveler at the time of registration. You may pick up a trip application at either store or print out our Scuba Center Trip Application. Complete the application and fax, mail or drop off in person with a $500 non-refundable deposit per person.
For more information, contact our Travel Department.

DAN Membership & Diving Insurance

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