Caye Caulker’s Jewels: Giant Cave, Winter Wonderland
Belize Diving Services offers training to dive in overhead environments, based on the TDI Diving in Overhead Environments ELearning Course. This course is divided into three separate levels: cavern, intro to cave and full cave. The course is designed to develop skills and knowledge for each level. The objective is to train divers in the proper planning, procedures, techniques and hazards of diving in underwater caverns and caves.
Caye Caulker, Belize, offers extraordinary cave diving opportunities that are more challenging than many cave dives. Most of our dives are for experienced cave divers only and are best done with rebreather and sidemount gear.
Giant Cave, one of the largest underwater rooms in the world (at 304 metres (1,000 ft.) across and nearly 914 metres (3,000 ft.) long), is truly a sight to behold. The entrance is eight minutes from the BDS pier! This cave dive is for experienced cave divers only and requires rebreather and sidemount gear. Conditions in the cave are highly variable.
Winter Wonderland. A 15-minute boat ride from the shop, Winter Wonderland offers divers two sections of cave to explore. The Rabbit Hole line is a great dive, suitable for both new and experienced cave divers. With a maximum depth of about 40 metres (130 ft.) and gorgeous speleothems.
The Queen of Hearts line is a more significant portion of cave that was pioneered in the 1990s and recently extended to 762 metres (2,500 ft.). This tunnel is for sidemount divers only as a fine silty breakdown guards the entrance as well as some tight squeezes that would be difficult to negotiate in back mount without damaging the cave. The Belikin Lips that guard the Phantom Flow room also would suffer if back mount divers passed.
All cave dives require advanced reservations. All divers are required to complete orientation dives to the satisfaction of their guide before they can dive the caves. Please contact Chip Petersen.