Scuba Diving in Belize – Placencia Sites
Chabil Mar Resort is uniquely positioned to pamper the most discerning traveler! Just 21 villas and one honeymoon suite grace our property. Our award winning Guest services team acts on your behalf to create a custom dive vacation for you and/or your group! All amenities of this private resort are for the personal use of our guests – Exclusively! Two infinity beach front swimming pools, 400 feet of private beach, al fresco dining and personal verandas at each villa are among the personal touches at Chabil Mar.
And, our convenient location, just 3/4 of a mile from Placencia Village, affords you the experience and pleasure of a beach walk, bicycle, kayak or golf cart ride to Placencia Village Culture, Restaurants, Gift Shops and Entertainment, at your leisure, when you are not diving. Then slip back to the peacefulness that is Chabil Mar and your personal Concierge.
About Chabil Mar Scuba Diving Services
Chabil Mar is a full service resort with private concierge services. We have partnered with the award winning dive centers of Placencia Village to provide you with a bountiful combination of luxury accommodations, resort amenities and dive services. Our dive partners are specialists in the art and culture of diving in Belize. They are selected personally and exclusively for your benefit, as the premier operators and award winners in Belize and Placencia. Combine the expected diving expertise with community and environmental outreach, including Oceana. Our partnered dive operators are conveniently located within two to three minutes of our Guest Exclusive resort and provide any needed transportation services you may require from our doorstep to theirs, complimentary, of course!
About Placencia Village and Southern Belize Scuba Diving Sites
Placencia Village, where Chabil Mar is located, is the springboard to some of the most exciting dive sites in the world. The reason for this is that as the edge of the Barrier Reef comes south along the coast of Belize, it separates itself further and further from the mainland. The result is a broad expanse of coral reef with channels that go down from 90 to 110 feet, but rising abruptly into shoals and cayes, providing many nearby SCUBA locations.
At last official count there are a minimum of 20 named dive sites in the southern waters of Belize, off Placencia, bursting with untouched coral and abundant fish life. We are still discovering new sites every day!
Scuba Diving Sites of Placencia
- Gladden Spit – Home to the Whale sharks
- Placencia Inner Reef
- Glovers Reef Atoll
- Blue Hole – Day or Island Overnight Offerings
Other Information about Placencia Village
And, in addition, for diving enthusiasts, or their non-diving companions, who also wish to experience authentic Belize culture in a traditional fishing village setting, Maya archaeological sites, howler monkey habitat exploration or jungle excursions, including swimming in waterfalls and caves, then Placencia Village provides them with an opportunity to make their wish list come true . . . all from one central location.
Situated at the end of a 16 mile peninsula sits this small seaside village of Placencia (population about 1200), with a tourist element. Adding to the charm of this traditional fishing village are the numerous eateries, beach bars, art galleries and shops along with the spectacular, unspoiled and un-crowded crescent beach. Known locally as “Barefoot Perfect”, Placencia is the only place on mainland Belize that has white sand beaches.
Recently, GQ magazine called Placencia “a quaint town that seems to have forgotten about mass tourism”. Like most ideal destinations, location is paramount to a truly unique experience and Placencia is no exception. Situated on the mainland and located on the Caribbean Sea, Placencia is the doorway to Belize’s most sought after activities on land and sea.
Placencia Village is just a fifteen minute stroll along the beach, or five minute bike (complimentary) and golf cart (on-site rental available) ride from Chabil Mar Resort, along with complimentary evening shuttles.