Dive With Whale Sharks

Belize Whale Shark Diving Tour

Take this opportunity to dive with the largest fish in the world! During the spring months of March, April, May, and June, Belize is lucky enough to be home to the enormous whale sharks along the Gladden Split.

Belize Whale Shark Diving Tour

Whale Shark video courtesy scubabarnes1

Whale Shark Dive

During this time many species of fish, specifically the mutton snapper, use the Gladden Split as a spawning area where they release their eggs. Here, we see whale sharks arrive to feed on these eggs. Whale sharks can be as long as 30 feet. Despite its gigantic size, whale sharks are known to be gentle and curious which make for an interesting dive. When diving for whale sharks you will also see huge schools of fish along this 26-mile long stretch.

This 2-tank dive site can be reached quite easily from Hopkins as it is located along the Southern coast of the Belize reef. Since special procedures are practiced to ensure the safety of the animals and divers, only certified advanced and experienced divers should attempt this dive. If you are a certified advanced diver, but do not have any dives logged recently, you might be prompted to do a refresher dive where the dive master will monitor your abilities and how your body reacts while diving in deeper water. He/she will then determine if you are able to participate in this dive.

For those interested in snorkeling, the Belize Whale Shark Dive Tour can also be offered as a Snorkeling Tour.

Timetable: Available March, April, May and June
Departure Time: TBA (Based on assigned slots)
Return Time: TBA (Based on assigned slots)
Travel Time: 45 minutes each way

What to bring: dive certification card, sunscreen, hat, swim/dive wear, underwater camera, water bottles, and power/granola bars

This is an à la carte tour:
The Whale Shark Dive Tour is not included in our All Inclusive Packages.

Tour Pricing & Availability:
Dive tours and courses are contracted out by a third party dive operator and can be scheduled upon arrival with our front desk/concierge. Costs for Belize dive tours and courses vary depending on the dive site, minimum number of divers required, and rental equipment needed. Our front desk/concierge will work closely with you and the third party operator to ensure a smooth Belize dive experience.


Scheduled tours are included in the All Inclusive and Mayan Jungle & Beach packages. See each package page for the number of tours included.

À la carte tours and Add-Ons are not included in our vacation packages. Contact our reservation team to express your interest in any of these tours. Tours and/or Add-Ons and services are confirmed upon arrival and paid for at check-out. Any additional tours and services are confirmed and billed by the front desk. Kindly review our tour policies, which are listed on our policies page. The Deep Sea Fishing Tour has its own policy, which can be found on the Deep Sea Fishing Tour page.

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Belizean Dreams Reviews
The snorkeling and island hopping was probably my favorite. While snorkeling they show you, teach you and even let you hold different creatures in the ocean. – TripAdvisor user
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