Because of its remarkable 185 mile long barrier reef and three atolls, Belize is one of the most popular diving spots in the world. The reef, which runs along the entire Caribbean coast of Belize, provides divers with calm, shallow waters. The visibility in the waters between the reef and the mainland are unsurpassed. Divers can coast through the pristine, turquoise waters and marvel at the vast array of underwater wildlife. Fish, corals and crustaceans of every shape and size await divers as they embark on their underwater journey.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Located at the southern tip of Ambergris Caye, this dive spot is great for beginning divers. Hol Chan is a small channel that cuts through shallow coral reef. Because the reserve is protected, it is safe from fishing and other destructive activities, allowing for an abundance of fish and other marine life.
Shark Ray Alley
Also located at the southern tip of Ambergris Caye is the very popular Shark Ray Alley. This area boasts an impressive amount of sting rays and nurse sharks that swim right next to divers. This dive spot is great for beginners and offers memorable interactions with the rays and sharks.
Part of the Lighthouse Reef System, the Blue Hole is a perfectly circular hole that is surrounded by protecting reef. The area is about an hour and a half to three hour boat ride from the mainland. The hole is a quarter of a mile in diameter and is over 400 feet deep. People often refer to the Blue Hole as the “pupil in a sea of turquoise”. Divers who explore the Blue Hole will see giant stalactites and other cave features. The Blue Hole is, in fact, part of an underwater cave system.
There are numerous dive sites to explore in Belize. Many of them are located in the Northern Cayes. Please contact us and we will help you arrange your next diving adventure in Belize.