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Splash Dive Shop

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Placencia Village, Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
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We were already scuba certified, but we upgraded our Certification to PADI open water... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Josiah T
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"Highly Professional and Personable"

My wife and I completed 12 dives, including a WELL organized whale shark dive and several very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brad H
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Royse City, Texas
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We were already scuba certified, but we upgraded our Certification to PADI open water. Correspondence between Ralph via email before was quick but not all that informative. He said we would be in touch a few days before, but I didn’t hear from him. I...More

Thank Josiah T
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SplashRalph, Co-owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Josiah Thank you for sharing your experience with Splash on Trip Advisor and for your very positive comments about Eric. I think you missed the mark on your comments about my responses. I had 22 emails with your wife clarifying what was required to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I completed 12 dives, including a WELL organized whale shark dive and several very interesting snorkeling spots. Patricia and Frank along with their staff and boat captains surpassed my expectations. Check in was a breeze. We did not dive the first day...More

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SplashRalph, Co-Owner Splash Dive Center at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Brad, thank you for a great review, especially from an experienced dive professional! You covered all the bases - service, crews, boats, lunches, briefings, operations, check in, and the condition of our reefs! Patty is well known for being sensitive to the needs our our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did 7 dives with Splash while I was in Placencia, and I was in heaven. This is definitely the best equipped dive operation in the area, and they know how to take care of you too. The staff is awesome - white glove service...More

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SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

TravelYake, Patty and I are really pleased to know that you had a great time with Splash and that you saw a whale shark - that is special! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We hope we will...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They took a group of 7 of us to Silk Caye. All of us went snorkeling with Tony, except one, who dove with Andras. Our instructors were professional, patient, personable, informative and fun! The hot picnic lunch on the tiny island was delicious. The trip...More

2  Thank Joyce L
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SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a great review and we are delighted to know that your group had a great time. Patty and I very much appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with Splash on Trip Advisor and we will show your review to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In general this is a pretty good outfit - a choice of biggish boats, smallish groups, ok equipment, nitrox available etc. However, there was a feeling of being rushed into the water at times which brought a bit of unneeded stress into the experience. This...More

Thank brightonlocal2015
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SplashRalph, Co-owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi and thank you for your feedback. We purchased a lot of equipment just before the whale shark moon but around the time of the full moon had as many as 60 guests so had to use the well maintained equipment we were planning to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a trip with Splash to Silk Cay for a group of 7 - one diver and the rest snorkelers. We picked this trip partly because it does allow divers and snorkelers to go out on the same boat, and reconnect for lunch. Most...More

Thank jeanHarr
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SplashRalph, Co-owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jean Harr Thank you for a great review. Patty and I are really happy that you had a good experience. We work with a low ratio of guests per snorkel guide or dive master to make sure our guests get the most out of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I very much enjoyed my 9 day dive trip with Splash Dive Center. Patty and her team are doing a great job, both with the quality of the dives and with their community projects. Pitty that the whale sharks did not show themselves more but...More

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

Walter, thank you very much for your kind words and taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. You were an excellent guest and we enjoyed your company. We would have liked to see whale sharks on every dive on every trip. We...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our first dive experience with splash! We are so happy that we booked with them. We did the explore scuba diving. Norman our guide was great- superfriendly and funny. Even it was our first dive we had two amazing dives. And norman took...More

Thank mirjrj
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SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for a great review. We very much appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with Splash on Trip Advisor and we hope we will see you down this way again - maybe next time to learn to dive!

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

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 16 May 2018

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 8 May 2018 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

1  Thank AnurupJoseph
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SplashRalph, Co-owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

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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hkavr75
9 June 2018|
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Response from crissmv2018 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that is true, we had 5 snorkelers and 4 divers on our boat. We did not book until the morning of the trip and they gladly accommodated us.
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Debra C
10 April 2017|
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Response from Brad H | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen any of the crew smoking on board a boat or anywhere near the dive shop. I dont think it happened quite the way it was explained.
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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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