The Belize Barrier Reef is a UNESCO-recognised World Heritage
Site and is home to 65 hard coral species, which represents about
90% of the total number of hard coral species found in the entire
Greater Caribbean region. If you're in the Caribbean and looking
for colourful coral seascapes, you will be hard-pressed to find
anything as impressive as the coral diving in Belize.
And with Mayan ruins in the mountains and jaguars in the jungle,
Belize has much more in its arsenal than just amazing coral. Diving
in Belize also throws up the opportunity to dive the infamous Great
Blue Hole and to spot whale sharks, French angelfish, mantas and a
variety of turtles, and we are on hand to put together the perfect
trip for you to enjoy the superb diving on offer here.
The range of spectacular wall dives in the country's
less-populated south will provide divers with the opportunity
to test their photography skills on the many macro creatures hiding
among the colourful corals. And with large pelagics, such as whale
sharks, regularly spotted on the outer walls, the diving around
Gladden Spit and Silk Caye will not disappoint.
The Outer Atolls
There are more than 400 atolls in the world, with only four
being located in the Western Hemisphere. And three of those are in
Glover's Reef Atoll, Lighthouse Reef Atoll and Turneffe Atoll.
All three boast impressive and bountiful coral reefs, home to an
array of sharks, turtles and rays, and Lighthouse Reef is home to
the epic Blue Hole dive.
A stay in San Pedro on
Ambergris Caye puts you in the ideal place to check out the
excellent coral coverage in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. With over
40 species of coral providing shelter for sleeping nurse sharks and
occasional manatee sightings, the marine reserve is a perfect first
dive in the area before heading to the depths of the Great Blue