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Per Person $257 USD
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Ever look at scuba divers and think that it looks like they may be prepping for a moon landing? Well, it's not that complicated or rigorous by any stretch of the imagination but we understand you might want to give a test run before you devote your time to getting 100% certified.

Your local, certified guide, will start by escorting you onto a boat for a 30 to 40-minute ride into Laughing Bird Caye National Park where you will disembark on an island to go through a training course. The local instructor will cover all the necessary instructions on scuba diving before getting you outfitted in all the essential gear. From here, you will head into shallow water to practice all that you have learned and to ask your guide any questions you may have. Once your instructor is confident in everyone's ability, you will hop back on board the boat and head out for a dive that goes down a maximum of 40 feet. Your instructor will be with you every step of the way while pointing out different areas of interest.

Once you come up from your first ever dive, you will head back to the island to relax on the beach and enjoy an ice-cold drink!

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Local and licensed English-speaking guide
  • Discover Scuba course at Laughing Bird Caye National Park
  • Introduction to Scuba diving with shallow water practice
  • One dive at 40 ft.
  • All equipment and gear
  • Cold juice and water for post dive relaxation!

Days of Operation

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Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 11:00 AM (4 hrs) Cruise ship must arrive by 9 AM. Duration does not include ferry time from cruise pier to Placencia.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• All scuba gear, bottled water, juice, and a light snack are included in the tour.
• You will be asked for your shirt size during the checkout process, all other equipment will be outfitted on the day of the tour.


• This tour is only available for guests on NCL and for ships that arrive by 9 AM.
• There is a $10 per person Marine Park fee, payable at the time of the tour.
• This tour requires a minimum of 4 participants.
• Please note the cost of the water taxi is not included in the price of the tour. The water taxi is $25 per person round trip. You MUST purchase these tickets on board your cruise, and can do so from the first day you board your cruise. You must insist on pre-purchasing tickets as the shore excursion desk may tell you it is not possible to do so. Please purchase the earliest tender.
• The minimum age for this tour is 10 years old. Divers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
• Certain medical conditions may prevent you from participating. You should be in reasonably good physical condition. No one who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be allowed to dive.