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Splash Dive Shop

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Placencia Village, Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
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Whale Sharks!!!!!

What a great dive shop. I've been to Thailand, Honduras, St. Martin, Mexico and Brazil. These guys... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin W
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Deer Park, Illinois
Fun dive company

I dove five days with Splash in early May 2018. The equipment and staff were top-notch... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AnurupJoseph
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Santa Monica, California
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Splash teaches scuba diving from beginner to professional and many great specialities like nitrox, underwater photography, deep, underwater navigation, underwater naturalist, fish ID and more. With five dive boats you chose from multiple dive and snorkel destinations from marine reserves on the barrier reef, the Blue Hole, the atolls, whale sharks (in season) and Laughing Bird National Park and World Heritage Site. Our scuba retail store is well stocked with scuba and snorkel gear and we have lots of new and well maintained rental equipment. The Belize Tourism Board selected Splash as Tour Operator Of The Year in May 2013 saying Splash “excels I customer service, creativity and personalisation, while offering a variety of tours. This tour operator sets the bar for marketing initiatives, meeting the standards of safety and security, equipment quality, cleanliness and reliability. This awardee ensures that visitors have a memorable and lasting impression of Belize”.Splash has done over 150 certifications for kids through its Splash Junior Club (local kids get free scuba lessons) and was recently awarded a certificate of Excellence by PADI for exceeding goals for entry level water, continuing education and professional level certification goals. Our sister company, Quest, specializes in inland adventure tours such as Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary, Maya ruins, Mayan culture and homestays, zip lining and river tubing, horseback riding, Monkey River, fly fishing, deep sea fishing, and more... Splash partners with a hotels, resorts and tour operators all over Belize so can so can arrange the vacation of your dreams.
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Placencia Village, Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great dive shop. I've been to Thailand, Honduras, St. Martin, Mexico and Brazil. These guys know what they're doing. The dive boats were great (one had broken down before I got there but they had it repaired by the next day) and fit...More

Thank Austin W
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SplashRalph, Owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Austin Thank you for a great review! Patty and I are really happy that you have a good experience with us and best of all, saw the whale sharks! Regards Ralph

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dove five days with Splash in early May 2018. The equipment and staff were top-notch. Universally, I loved all the crew on the boats, who truly cared for and took care of their guests. During busy times like Whale Shark season, it is important...More

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SplashRalph, Co-owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for a great review despite our shortcomings. We have revised our trip planning system to improve our performance. We are usually on top of who is going where but during the whale shark moon season our manual system was taxed to the limit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Organization in the office and with bookings is brutal, everything seemed screwed up, people all complaining that they called and were told something and get there and it change. Dive and boat staff once you were on your way were great though, very helpful and...More

1  Thank Bigsley
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SplashRalph, Owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Bigsley Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. During the first 2 or 3 days of whale shark season we have as many as 90 guests going through our dive center in one day all departing within a short time in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

28 year exp Padi Master Scuba Diver with over 2200 dives worldwide, Simply put I would not dive with Splash again. They will start with 5 clips boards of dive boats going out with about 4-8 divers 4-6 snorklers per boat when you sign up,...More

Thank Dan M
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SplashPlacencia, Owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Splash Dive Center has five dive boats ranging in size from 25 to 46 feet in length and we charter additional ones when required. We do not over crowd our boats or try to minimize the crews. We work with a ratio of 4 guests...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was back at Splash in April. After quite a few snorkel trips with non-diver buddies I got recertified for SCUBA. Patti and her team always knock it out of the park! Definitely top shelf! Special shout out to Eric for his help! Thanks for...More

Thank Joe C
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Two friends and I just did five dives with Hilario at Splash. He was great. Very thorough. Checked on all divers regularly. Seemed like a total pro. While Splash was definitely priced on the high side, I'd definitely dive with Hilario again. (And, FWIW, the...More

Thank lugree
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

The team at Splash Dive are brilliant and whilst you pay a bit more for the diving you get best value for money, thanks to the knowledgeable guides, safe equipment and care and attention to making your diving truly great. We had our 13 year...More

Thank mapmbarr
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Great experience with these guys. Very professional and safety oriented. Did day long snorkel to Laughing Bird Caye. They provided very good equipment and instruction on how to use, and our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and conscious of making sure we enjoyed the reef while...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

We were in Placencia last week and we dropped by Splash to book a snorkeling tour. The man working insisted that Glover’s Reef was definitely worth the extra money and it was our best chance to see “bigger” marine life. Turns out, we were mislead...More

1  Thank Rebecca H
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SplashRalph, Co-owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. In my opinion (and I think in the opinion of most divers and snorkelers who know Belize) all the marine reserves and parks in Belize are excellent destinations and Glover's Reef and Lighthouse Atoll are the two very best destinations....More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Ruben was an excellent guide! Great boat ride, Mary cooked on awesome lunch, and we saw turtles!!! Thanks

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Debra C
10 April 2017|
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Response from Rosie C | Reviewed this property |
None of the crew smoked on our trip and were all really friendly and professional, focussing on safety and ensuring we got the most out of our day. In fact the whole dive shop was well run and professional when we used them.
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William S
16 December 2016|
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Response from SplashBelizePR | Property representative |
Hi Bill ... It will depends on the weather conditions ... It could be flat calm and be a really easy dive ... If there is a windy day it will be more challenging.
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Della L
15 December 2016|
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Response from SplashBelizePR | Property representative |
Hi Della ... and thanks for asking ... Yes, Placencia is a great destination to dive from and not only because the diving is great but if for any reason the weather is not that great and you need a plan B for the day... More
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