I'll be hopefully visiting Belize in early March with my friend. I am a diver and my friend is trying to get certified between now and then so that we can dive together. Is it necessary to book the diving package in advance, or can we just show up and book dives daily on the spot?
In the past, in places like Dahab, Egypt and Khao Lok, Thailand I have just shown up and was easily able to book dives for the next day. I prefer to do it this way so that you can check out the dive shops and staff in person and have more flexibility in when and where you want to go. I also prefer this option for this trip because since my friend will be new to diving, we are not going to know in advance how much diving she will want to do. However I am not sure if this on the spot booking is done much successfully in Belize and in Ambergriss Caye.
On the other hand, we are only going for a few days (4 or 5) so if there is any risk in being able to get dives set up on the spot, we'd rather book in advance to be sure that we'll get to dive.
I'd love to get some advice from people who have been there recently.
Thanks in advance!