Mrs. Douthard's Directory

Created by Catherine Douthard, Interventionist and Instructional Technology Specialist


Sharing educational resources for students, parents and teachers!

SCUBA Diving in Belize
Dive in for Knowledge!

In this unit, students will explore various real-world applications of different forms of measurement, including time and distance. They will make estimations and calculations. Throughout the unit, students will be using online resources to plan a diving trip.

This lesson prepared by Tamie Dickson. Webpage created by Catherine Douthard.

The Illuminations Lesson Plan is available at:

Lesson 1: Belize’s Barrier Reef

Information About Belize and Ambergris Caye
The Barrier Reef - Ambergris Caye
Belize Information - Scuba Diving Belize
Destination Belize - Sport Diver Interactive

Video of Belize's Coral Reef - National Geographic



Lesson 2: Preparing for the Trip


Weather in Belize City

Online Distance Calculator

Lesson 3:What Time is it in Belize?

Convert It!

Click on "World Time Zones".

Click on "B". 

Scroll down to find "Belize".

Lesson 4: Getting Ready for the Dives

Background Information on SCUBA Diving

Professional Association of SCUBA Instructors (PADI)

Peachtree Dive Center

The Pressure of Scuba Diving - Science News for Kids

Divers Direct

Lesson 5: Ready to Take the Plunge!

Diving in Belize with John Searle

The Virtual Reef - Take Your Dive!

Coral Reef Adventure - Fun Stuff!

Background Information on Coral Preservation

 Coral Reef Alliance
Coral Reef at NOAA
World Wildlife Organization

Mrs. Douthard's Directory

Copyright April 2010, Catherine Douthard. All rights reserved.