Explore Amber Gris
Thinking about taking a romantic vacation with a special person in your life? Do love the ocean? Ready to experience a fun, active, and exciting adventure? Then you should book your stay and visit us at the Amber Gris Dive Resort in Belize!
We are a small all-inclusive diving resort located just north of San Pedro, Belize. Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor and start planning your Caribbean escape today!
We offer a unique atmosphere where we welcome and accommodate all water lovers as well as those interested in scuba diving. From the experienced to the novice diver, we want everyone to be able to enjoy the amazing, and unique experience of being about to be one with the creatures of the sea.
Our room packages include a stay in our beautiful and spacious suites, two meals per guest per day, a diving excursion with our staff of PADI certified instructors, as well as a 2-hour class for those who have not already acquired a scuba diving certification. Click on our Training/Certifications Page to learn more about how to become certified in scuba diving.
What is Scuba Diving?
Scuba diving is a form of underwater diving where a diver carries his or her own source of breathing gas, compressed air, which allows for a longer submersion experience. Scuba is actually an acronym that stands for “self-contained underwater breathing apparatus”. Scuba diving increases the experience of cave and reef diving.
Did You Know…?
There are a variety of benefits that have been linked to those who participate in scuba diving and other water related recreational activities. From physical health to emotional and social benefits, there are a wide range of reasons why people love this particular water sport.
One of the best things about scuba diving is that you do not have to be an incredibly fit, world-class athlete to be able to participate. Scuba diving can be a great low-impact activity for people young and old. Water exercise is also an effective way to strengthen your muscles without over-exerting yourself. When scuba diving, you will be carrying heavy dive equipment on your back while also possibly swimming against the water’s current. However, while underwater you do not feel as weighed down by this equipment due to the chemical composition of water. The lightweight resistance of scuba equipment increases muscle strength as well as overall ligament flexibility. That is why underwater activities such as scuba diving are ideal exercise activities for seniors.
Emotional and Social Benefits
In addition to physical strength improvement, there are also a number of emotional benefits to scuba diving. Gliding freely underwater for an extended period of time allows both your mind and body to relax. In addition, the underwater breathing devices used require specific breathing techniques that allow divers to conserve air. These breathing techniques can also be applied above sea level when exercising or meditating. Another reason why scuba diving is great for your emotional well-being may surprise you. Many high schools, colleges, and even senior care organizations have dive clubs where you can train and even take trips together. Dive clubs are an excellent way to socialize and meet other people who share the same interests as you do.
So, don’t be afraid to try something new and take the plunge with Amber Gris!