Belize, Cancun, Bogota and back

This itinerary was inspired by 2 amazing ladies that have travelled and dived the world with Ultimate Diving. Putting this itinerary together was a very welcome challenge as it allowed us to combine the very best of 3 destinations!

Tour Price

  • From £5825 per person
  • Deposit: To be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Single supplement: Available on request.

Additional Information

Belize lies on the eastern coastline of central America, bordered on the north by Mexico, on the south west by Guatemala, and on the east by the Caribbean Sea. Belize has the second largest barrier reef in the world. Towards the north of the country the barrier reef runs near the shoreline and is possible to shore dive in some places. In the south the barrier reef is 20 miles out. Over the horizon from the outer edge of the barrier reef, there are the true Belize reef systems, the Turneffe Atoll, the Lighthouse Reef and the Glovers Reef.

Cancun in Mexico is home to world-class diving and to the “Meso-American Reef”, the second largest reef in the world running parallel to Riviera Maya’s coastline and the famous fresh water system “Cenotes” offering divers a truly unique and awe-inspiring cave diving experience. Here, you will have the opportunity to dive the swim-throughs of beautiful and nutrient rich coral gardens in crystal clear and warm waters and drift along deep walls covered with macro life, sponges and sea fans surrounded by colourful schools of fish and turtles.

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Itinerary Overview

Are you ready? Let's get on that plane and live this adventure.

Flights depart from Heathrow at 21:40 arriving Belize at 16:12 the next day. This is a transit flight via the USA.

On arrival, you will be met by a member of our ground team who will transfer you to the Belize Aggressor.

Belize is most famous for its Blue Hole but there awaits much more for divers. There are some sheer walls to experience and tours to see Mayan ruins on the last day. Enjoy the Aggressor service on this luxury liveaboard.

Dive, relax and dive again!

Every Saturday at 6 pm, the luxurious Belize Aggressor III casts off from the Radisson Ft. George dock, located in the heart of downtown Belize City for a week of hassle-free diving to Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Cay and the famous Blue Hole.

The mystical Blue Hole, a collapsed freshwater cave system is approximately 1000 feet across and over 400 feet deep. The Blue Hole was made famous by ocean pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau who declared it one of the Top Ten Dive Sites in the World. In 1971, he brought his ship, the Calypso, to the Blue Hole to chart its depths. Once descended into the Blue Hole guests will see beautiful vertical stalactite formations.

Different destination! Let’s go… This means you will have the opportunity to explore 2 underwater worlds on the same holiday!!

Fly from Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport at 10:30 and arrive Cancun at 13:15 on a direct flight.

Once you arrive you will be transferred to the Playa Del Carmen hotel where you will be staying for 7 nights.

This hotel is set in lush tropical gardens beside the famous white sand beaches and located just south of Playa del Carmen's shopping, dining and entertainment areas. This activity-filled resort built in Polynesian style features thatched roofs and light tones creating an exotic tropical ambience and welcomes all guests with a range of facilities and activities to keep you entertained during your stay.

Let’s dive again! This time the famous Cenotes and the reefs along the Cancun coastline.

Pro Dive in Playa Del Carmen offers a range of adventure dives to top spots on the Riviera Maya like Cenotes, Barracuda, Tortugas & Mama Viña Wreck or dive with Bull Sharks!

Another transfer, another flight, you guessed, another destination, this time Bogota in Colombia.

You will be transferred from Playa Del Carmen to Cancun airport where you will fly at 16:45 and you will arrive at 20:10 at El Dorado International Airport, in Bogota. You will be met at the airport in Bogota and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel De La Opera.

Let’s continue this adventure!

Today you will have a day tour to some of the most iconic places in Bogota's historic centre. You will have the chance to admire the world's largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold at the Gold Museum, and see the artistic work of Fernando Botero, Colombia's most famous painter and sculptor at the Botero Museum.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of architectural styles on display in the historic neighbourhood of La Candelaria and will revel in the spectacular panoramic views of the city from the top of Cerro de Monserrate.

Today you will be taken to the small, traditional town of Zipaquira.

Zipaquira is home of the stunning structure built inside the extensive caves of an old salt mine. The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira is a true testimony to the miners' faith in a higher power and one of the most notable achievements in Colombian architecture.

After visiting the salt mine, you will head to a hacienda (a Colombian farm). The farm owners will welcome you like family and prepare a delicious and traditional Colombian lunch. Afterwards, you will get a hands-on experience as you participate in important farm and agricultural activities such as milking a cow and whipping up homemade cheese that is typically found in this Colombian region.

This hacienda tour, plus exploring the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira will introduce you to an authentic side of Colombian culture and you will enjoy the beautiful countryside scenery surrounding Bogota, Colombia.

All good things come to an end! It’s time to say your goodbyes and return home!

The tour ends today. You will be transferred to the airport to star your journey back home.

Your flight will depart El Dorado International Airport at 22:15 and you will arrive Heathrow at 14:35 the next day.

Available Experiences

Other Accommodation In The Vacinity

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Why Belize?

We get often asked how about Belize? Is the diving good? Is there a good variety? The list of questions goes just goes on.

Why Belize?

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

Liquid Resort Dumaguete

We have just returned from two weeks at Liquid in Dumagete, the resort was excellent in every respect our room was spacious had all the facilities we required and was kept spotlessly clean. The food was excellent and the bar/catering facilities very informal with attentive and friendly service. The diving was not the most testing we have done but was very enjoyable both from the boat or from the shore, the area is certainlky worth a visit if you want to see frog fish, they are everywhere all sizes and colours not sure we had a dive when we didnt see some. Apo island was well woth bthe long boat ride the corals among the best we have ever seen. The dive centre staff, the guiodes and the boat (and Jeep) crews were all knowledgeable friendly and looked after us very well (i still find it hard to stand back while someone else insists on sorting out my gear for me). ll in all a brilliant holiday and we will be retuning. Thje arrangements by Ultimate Diving from booking up to our return home were as usualm impecable with all our requirements being met and our expectations exceeded.

Nick & Jo C

Philippines Twin Centre

We have just returned from our diving holiday in the Philippines booked through Ultimate Diving. Gail, our contact at Ultimate was extremely helpful and patient, making sure we got the right holiday planned, making brilliant suggestions and answering all our never-ending questions (sorry Gail we just couldn’t believe we each had 46KG luggage allowance).

Dwyer K

Atlantis Dumaguete

We had a fantastic 11-night stay at Atlantis Dumaguete. The resort itself was very good – lovely food, almost all waiter-served with a different menu every day; beautiful gardens and a lovely beach; and a very good and extremely reasonable spa. The dive centre couldn’t do enough for me; they were happy to run local boat dives for a single diver, were very good a critter-spotting, and did all the carrying of equipment, and washed all my gear for me at the end of the holiday.

Roberts A

El Gouna Red Sea

El Gouna was excellent, lovely marinas surrounded by bars, cafes and restaurants with pavement seating, no lads culture with super diving. Excellent value for money The destination met my expectations Ground organisation went smoothly Captains Inn is the best low cost hotel I have stayed in for Egypt Dive centre was friendly and professional making the overall experience a wonderful holiday. A relaxed resort ideal for families, couples and those just wanting to dive with a noticeable reduction in bars thumping out music, live sport and stag/hen runs, let that stay in Sharm el sheikh, when it opens. An abundance of dive sites with the best reefs I have seen in a long time.

Robert F

Malapascua and Dumaguete

Our 2 centre diving holiday in the Philippines, organised by Marcelina Jesus from Ultimate Diving, was faultless and well thought out, it was only the local weather conditions, road infrastructures and our lack of speaking the local language that prevented it from being 100% for us. However the centres and Marcelina’s organisation were faultless. The things seen at the diving sites went beyond all Expectations of the diver with the dive guides pointing out small life which could easily have been missed by me.

Morgan R

Truk Master, BLR & Tokyo

Having used Ultimate Dive for many years I will never use another company. Attention to detail, accuracy, support and dedication are a few words to summarise. Marcelina is dedicated to the client and goes beyond what is expected to ensure a perfect experience.

Sandra & Kim

Cobalt Coast Resort

A comfortable, friendly hotel, and a first class dive team. The best organised boat-diving we’ve ever done. I would give the whole holiday a 9, brilliant!

Wilsher J

10 days on board the Okeanos Aggressor

If you’re looking for a tour operator who is efficient, knowledgeable and super organised, Marcelina , Ultimate Diving is the place to go! Pre-trip, nothing was too much trouble, and the trip itself? Amazing. Every little detail was taken care of, and of course, the diving was incredible.

Amy S

Truk Master and BLR

The diving. Well what can I say. For anyone who enjoys diving wrecks, I fail to see how this coud be beaten. Up to 4 dives per day, I did 30 dives John 32 out of a possible 34. Average depths 30 – 40 meters. The conditions made the diving very easy. No current, good viz, (though the sea itself was often quite milky) easy bouancy and good dive guides. All this made decompression almost a pleasure. Clarity of the water inside the wrecks was incredible and with the help of Dave our guide we penetrated deep into the wrecks including a number of enine rooms. John has become an engine room junkie. So I think you will have guessed that this was one of my best dive holidays ever.

Paul, M

10 days Shark Diving in South Africa & Mozambique

Greg and I had a great 10 days and felt that the holiday was extremely good value for money. The way that Scuba Addicts work with the two different venues really worked with the different diving and the last day also gave us the opportunity to see lists of wildlife such as hippos, giraffes, zebras, eagles, crocs and was a perfect end to the week. Everything worked very well, transfers etc. The hospitality from all the staff at all 3 venues was excellent and they went out of they’re way to keep us amused!!

Caroline, M

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