2017 Diving For Life

Belize Ocean Club Resort, Placencia, Belize  Oct 14th-21st, 2017


 

D iving for Life Co-coordinators David Doom and Christine Simon invite you to join us for our 26th Annual Diving For Life International Gay & Lesbian SCUBA Jamboree hosted at the incredible Belize Ocean Club Resort–only a short flight from Belize City.

boc-logo-white-1000Located on a gorgeous Maya beach and just a short journey away from the quaint village of Placencia, the Belize Ocean Club Resort has often been called one of the best hotels in Belize. As a PADI 5-Star Resort you'll experience some of the world's best SCUBA diving, snorkeling and top notch service.

dfl2017@divingforlife.org

David Doom

Co-coordinator


Christine Simon

Co-coordinator


The finest amenities of all Belize luxury hotels in Placencia.

BELIZE OCEAN CLUB RESORT

Belize Ocean Club Resort & Spa provides the finest amenities of all Belize luxury hotels in Placencia or otherwise coupled with exhilarating adventures that can be enjoyed by all. Travel to Belize and join us for amazing diving on the world's second largest barrier reef. Belize Ocean Club offers exquisite cuisine and world class dive shop and amenities. Whether you prefer sunset or sunrise, there is something for everyone here and all of it is captivating.
All available rooms are suites (one & two bedroom) and have a luxurious design with all the modern comforts of home and feature stunning ocean views of the outside world that is Belize.  On property there is an incredible swimming pool and swim up bar for those that want to take a dip or simply lay by the pool for a day of relaxing.  We invite you to join us for the 26th International Diving For Life Scuba Diving Jamboree.

 

Belize Ocean Club Resort Features Top Tier Amenities

  • The Shore House (Indonesian-inspired) reception lobby
  • Authentic cuisine, modern culture through cocktails, music and an unrivaled setting
  • On-site SCUBA shop and adventure center
  • 2 full bars including swim-up bar
  • One of Belize’s largest swimming pools and oceanfront whirlpool
  • Inland excursions, fishing, snorkeling tours and more
  • Eucalypto Spa
  • Landscaped tropical gardens
  • Air conditioning throughout the entire beach resort
  • Each suite has a private terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea or Maya Mountains and Placencia Lagoon
  • Complimentary watersports, beach sports, bikes, pool table, darts
  • Wifi throughout the entire resort
  • Private beachfront

Diving

Belize is home to the second largest barrier reef and some of the best diving on the planet.
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You better Belize it!

The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest in the world. Belize Ocean Club is located to take advantage of fantastic local diving but also positioned to help you check off dive-site "must-dos" like Lighthouse Reef and the famous Blue Hole. Their boats are clean, comfortable and well maintained and will take you to all the best local dive spots. In addition, you will be able to arrange special day trips out to Belize's iconic dive sites. Don't miss your chance to see the Blue Hole, Glover's Reef, Grand Channel and more.

Belize is a great location for:
Divers
Snorkelers

Day trips, extras and snorkel trips

SOUTH WATER CAYE

This part of the Belize Barrier Reef is characterized by coral heads that slope to a sandy bottom and then to unreachable depths. The coral heads are covered with interesting sea vegetation that makes a beautiful seascape. The abundance of marine life make this an ideal place for underwater photography.

RANGUANA CAYE

Combine the best of both worlds during your stay in Belize by snorkeling or SCUBA diving the barrier reef while spending your land intervals on the idyllic Ranguana Caye. This is a true “castaway” experience with a two tank dive or two guided snorkel trips along the Belize Barrier Reef.

GLOVER'S ATOLL

An hour and a half boat ride gets you to the least explored atoll in Belize named by Jacques Cousteau as one of his favorite sites. Wall diving from 40-60 ft offers the chance to see all kinds of rays, turtles and rivers of wrasse swimming along stunning coral structures at this United Nations World Heritage Site. This is also a GREAT SNORKEL SITE.

BLUE HOLE & LIGHTHOUSE REEF

Lighthouse Reef is about three hours away and offers divers a chance to dive the famous Blue Hole. This is a unique dive down to 130 feet. After the Blue Hole, we'll complete a great diving adventure at Half Moon Caye and the Aquarium.

2017 Belize Trip Package

Your trip package includes the following:

2017 Belize Ocean Club Package Includes:

  • 7 nights' air conditioned accommodations
  • Airport transfers from Placencia
  • 3 unlimited buffet meals daily
  • Tea and water furnished all day
  • 2nd largest pool in Belize with swim up bar
  • Complimentary watersports, beach sports, kayaks, bikes, pool table & darts
  • Free Wi-fi throughout the entire resort
  • Each suite has a private terrace or balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea or Maya Mountains and Placencia Lagoon
  • On site dive shop and valet equipment storage
  • 2 single-tank boat dives per day Sunday through Friday
  • Weights and weight belt
  • Tips for dive staff, restaurant staff, bar staff, maids and hotel staff included

NOT INCLUDED IN ANY PACKAGE: additional activities and excursions not listed in the Trip Package.

Local transfers from Belize City to Placencia can be arranged via the resort

Evening Activities and Nightlife

In addition to diving and snorkeling, beach and pool time, excursions, spa-time, and fun group activities each day -- our evenings will be filled with:

  • Welcome Party
  • Outside movie night
  • Silent/Live Auction & Raffle
  • Costume Party

Arriving Early? Staying Longer?

Extend your trip with these options which will benefit Diving for Life

Accommodation Types

We have several great options to choose from.

Belize Ocean Club Resort

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All units are 2 bedroom suites, have a luxurious design with all the modern comforts of home and feature incredible ocean views. There are Sunrise facing and sunset facing suites. Choose your own experience!

  • Large open floor plans
  • Climate controlled air conditioning
  • Fully stocked kitchens
  • En-suite bathrooms w/ dual sinks
  • Private balconies
  • Jetted bathtubs / rainfall showers
  • Wi-fi, TVs
  • Full refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Small oven and stovetop
  • Ocean or Lagoon facing

Belize Ocean Club Resort Room Types

Trip Costs & Payment Information

ALL UNITS ARE 2 BEDROOM SUITES

1 SINGLE: Two people per unit, each with own bedroom, bathroom, king bed sharing living, dining and kitchen.

2 DOUBLE: Two people sharing one bedroom, bathroom, king bed with living dining and kitchen. The other bedroom and bathroom in the unit will be unavailable for use.
3 TRIPLE: Three people sharing one unit with king bed & bath and one bedroom with either 2 queen or 1 king bed & bath.

4 QUAD: Four people sharing one 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit; Two people per bedroom with king bed & bath and one bedroom with either 2 queen or 1 king bed & bath.
NOTE: All units are 2 bedroom suites.
Oceanside Penthouse Suite Diver (per person) Non-diver (per person)
Single $2,725 $2,225
Double $2,625 $2,125
Triple (shared rm) $2,375 $1,875
Triple (single rm) $2,525 $2,025
Quad $1,950 $1,450
Lagoon Sunset Penthouse Diver (per person) Non-diver (per person)
Single $2,625 $2,125
Double $2,525 $2,025
Triple (shared rm) $2,275 $1,775
Triple (single rm) $2,425 $1,925
Quad $1,850 $1,350
Oceanside Suite Diver (per person) Non-diver (per person)
Single $2,575 $2,075
Double $2,475 $1,975
Triple (shared rm) $2,225 $1,725
Triple (single) $2,375 $1,875
Quad $1,800 $1,300
Lagoon Sunset Suite Diver (per person) Non-diver (per person)
Single $2,475 $1,975
Double $2,375 $1,875
Triple (shared rm) $2,125 $1,625
Triple (single) $2,275 $1,775
Quad $1,700 $1,200

We have a limited number of rooms in each category. Rooms are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Register early for the best chance to secure your preferred room choice.

Payment Information

After filling out the initial registration form, a minimum deposit of US $500 is due via check or money order, payable to DIVING FOR LIFE. Balance due must be paid by June 15, 2017. Balance is payable by check/money order.

Non-U.S. resident DFL attendees may, at their option, pay for their deposit using PayPal. If PayPal is used a 3.5% mark-up to cover the PayPal transaction fee must be added to the $500 deposit (PayPal deposit with fee = $517.50). All payments must be made in US Dollars. Final balance payment through PayPal must also be marked up by 3.5%.


Diving for Life 2018


Extended Stay Options

Extend your trip with these great options.

Extend your Belize experience with these two extension packages.

NOTE: Arriving early or staying late? DFL has arranged for special rates at Belize Ocean Club.

Option 1 - Royal Belize: A private Island

Either before or after DFL 2017. Can be taken either the pre or post week.

Indulge in luxury service, amenities and accommodations. Royal Belize is only offered to one guest party at a time, so you are guaranteed to have their full attention and an all inclusive private island experience. Their staff will go above and beyond for you. And the best part? With their ipad system you choose the level of privacy and service frequency and change it as often as you'd like. Rent the entire island for just you or bring an entire group. You won't get this experience anywhere else.

More information coming soon.

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Option 2 - Thatch Caye: Overwater Bungalow or Island Cabana nine miles off Dangriga, Belize

Either before or after DFL 2017. Can be taken either the pre or post week.

A Thatch Caye vacation is an unforgettable experience. They cater to travelers who are looking for an off the beaten path paradise with a fun, community vibe. Whether your utopia includes adventure on the open water or sun, sand and drinks, you'll be right at home at Thatch Caye. Just minutes from the Belize Barrier Reef, you won't want to miss the snorkeling or diving! If underwater isn't your thing, we are minutes from the best fishing in the world. From the Coco Lounge to the Starfish Bar, you'll see that this island is a true destination.

More information coming soon.

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