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    Learn to Dive!

    by illumina Updated Aug 5, 2013

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    My partner wanted to get his PADI certification and persuaded me to go along with him. I'm a fairly confident swimmer, but am slightly claustrophobic so wasn't sure how I'd cope with diving. Frenchies staff were relaxed, confident, experienced, and above all patient. We lost a day's diving due to weather, but it was all arranged so that we wasted no time and got the course done as planned. The equipment was fine and I can't recommend our instructor Steffi highly enough!

    We paid 400USD (800BZD) each for the Open Water Diver course, including equipment hire, course book, theory tuition, exams/registration and log book. Not every company includes all that.
    Water and fruit was also provided during the trips outside the reef.

    At the end of the course we had enough time left underwater to look around the reef and our guide showed us lots of local wildlife. No sharks or ray sadly, but we did spot a loggerhead turtle, lobsters and angel fish!

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    Snorkeling the Cayes with Driftwood Dive Shop

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    One of the main activities for visitors to the cays is scuba, but there's a lot of snorkeling too. Because Belize has such an extensive reef system, that also means that the beaches are narrow. The reefs keep the surf from grinding up rocks into sand and building wide beaches. So snorkeling is most often done from small boats.

    Equipment: You can rent all your equipment, but it is best to bring your own mask and snorkel so that you can be sure it fits. You should also take sun protection and water. Driftwood will fill your container for a small charge (almost everyone drinks bottled water). In addition check and be sure if you will have lunch provided - if not, bring lunch. Driftwood employs several women as facilitators - to sell and book dive trips. They work on commission and are extremely helpful. Driftwood does its own snorkel trips and contracts out the diving.

    I can't find Driftwood on the Caye Caulker website anymore, so I've listed the Star Tours website under the address.

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    Rent a bike and tour around the island

    by Jefie Updated Mar 27, 2011

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    If you feel like going off the beaten path a little, one of the best ways to explore the "residential" part of the island (on the opposite end of the Split) is to rent a bicycle. There are plenty of places in Caye Caulker where you can rent bikes - we got ours at Mario's Tours and I believe it only cost us $5 for the day. The bikes had large, sturdy tires that were perfect for the dirt path that goes to the other end of the island, and they adjusted the seats for us to make sure we'd have a comfortable ride. We made our way to the airport and crossed the landing strip (it's legal to do so), went past the small cemetery and followed the path all the way to the end of the island. It was a really fun ride, and we met several other visitors and locals along the way who were also out to enjoy some exercise before the day got too hot!

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    Windsurfing and kiteboarding with KiteXplorer

    by Jefie Written Apr 10, 2009

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    The shallow lagoon that stretches from the island of Caye Caulker to the Barrier Reef makes it a great place for windsurfing or kiteboarding. Whether you've got a lot of experience or are a first timer, the staff at KiteXplorer will help you choose the right equipment and time to go, and give you a lesson if need be. Sylvain had some experience windsurfing on a lake, but he'd never tried it out at sea. When we showed up at KiteXplorer to get some information, Jerome was there to answer all our questions. The price for renting windsurfing equipment was US$25 for an hour, which was fairly reasonable considering its quality. Sylvain had a great time out on the water, and I had a great time watching him while sipping a drink on the beach!

    Equipment: You can rent all the equipment you need, but there's also a little shop should you decide to buy your own equipment.

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    Swimming with the Rays

    by HasTowelWillTravel Written Sep 1, 2007

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    Belize is known for its beautiful azure waters ... snorkeling and scuba diving abound. There are two sites around Caye Caulker that are a lot of fun to visit, with something a bit unique. You have the opportunity to swim and snorkel with Southern Stingrays, a rare treat.

    The first place to visit these creatures is in the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve, a place known as Shark and Ray Alley. Many half-day snorkel trips stop here, and when we were there it was possible to swim in the shallow water (not much swimming needed, it was only about 4-5 feet deep). The rays were there by the dozen-full, it was sublime. They were like cats, playful and shy ... when you try to touch them, they skitter away, but if you leave them be they swim around and between you legs, sometimes swimming up a leg to your torso. If you hold a fish in the water for them to see, they will literally clamber all over you in order to get at it! they do not sting when swimming, so there was no danger. It was such a great experience.

    There is a second spot, known by the same knickname, is found in Hol Chan reserve. There, there were not as many rays, but a few know the boats and did follow us and swim playfully along. It was fun.

    Equipment: For snorkeling, a good snorkel mask, fins, and lots of sunscreen!

    For scuba diving, the usual tanks, regulartors, and equipment is good to have.

    Most of the tour companies provide equipment, either snorkel or scuba, for those taking tours.

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    Kayaking Caye Caulker

    by dovalyn Updated Sep 23, 2003

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    My son and I rented a double kayak from the Seaside Cabanas to venture out into the beautiful blue ocean of the Caye. Much of the underwater life consists of seagrass which is abundant in and around the island. We saw a baby sting ray glide throughout the grass. Lots of colorful fish darting around us and among the corals. Beautifully colorful!!

    Equipment: rented a kayak from the seaside cabanas for $20.00BZ dollars an hour. Unfortunately, the Seaside Cabanas has since had a fire just a few weeks after my son and I left the island and is no longer in operation. There are many other guesthouses that do rent kayaks for just about the same price.

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    Tsunami's is your One Stop Shop!

    by paparush Updated May 26, 2003

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    Heather, at Tsunami's is the WOMAN. She can do it all for you. From renting gear, arranging snorkeling/diving tours, to making bus reservations, to calling the airport so you can change your flight and stay 3 more days!

    She was great! Freindly and very knowledgeable.

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    Belize Diving

    by grandmaR Written Nov 15, 2002

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    Belize Diving is the name of one of Caye Caulker's best dive shops. Established in 1978, Belize Diving Services is one of the longest operating dive shops in Belize. The shop is owned and staffed by Master Instructor Kathy Dalton and Master Scuba Diver Trainer Dawn Williams. I did two dives with Kathy and Dawn. At that time they had an old WWII boat, but it worked. According to their website, they now have a new boat.

    Equipment: I had my dive computer, mask, and snorkel, and rented everything else. They supplied oranges and water, and we anchored for lunch (Bob brought me a sandwich while I checked in)

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    Kite Boarding or Wind Surfing seemed cool

    by LostBoyPN Written Feb 23, 2005

    I didn't participate, but watched some kite surfers and wind surfers. They seemed to be having a lot of fun. If you don't want to do it, you can spend time watching them show off.

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