At the edge of the Maya Mountains, the palm-fringed beaches of
Placencia offer the perfect gateway to explore the southern sites
around Gladden Spit; Thatch Caye and Turneffe Atoll are the perfect
bases to dive the Great Blue Hole and the Belize Barrier Reef; and
the white-sand beaches of the northern Cayes sit on the edge of the
Hol Chan Marine Reserve.
Our team has enjoyed exploring this Central American country and
can put together the ideal itinerary for you to visit one or more
of the diverse regions and discover the magic and macro diving of
Belize for yourself.
Charles Darwin described the Belizean Barrier Reef as 'the most
remarkable reef in the West Indies', and a stay on Ambergris Caye
puts you in the perfect place to discover its underwater beauty.
Hiding among the pristine coral of Hol Chan Marine Reserve, you
will find tiny arrow crabs, moray eels and spiny lobsters, while
you can switch to your wide-angle lenses for trips to Shark Ray
Three of the four atolls in the western hemisphere can be found
in Belizean waters, and you can choose to stay on one of them or on
a nearby private island paradise. Lighthouse Reef, home of the
Great Blue Hole and the macro delights at Half Moon Caye, will be
on your doorstep. And the shallow lagoon at Glover's Reef, Belize's
most southern atoll and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will ensure
you fall in love with the macro diving in Belize.
Southern Belize is a naturalist's delight. Tropical birds, such
as toucans and macaws, flit between branches in the jungle canopy
as jaguars roam below. Enjoy the hospitality of boutique Belizean
resorts, private islands or Francis Ford Coppola's Turtle Inn in
the ideal location from which to explore the shallow macro sites in
the National Park of Laughing Bird Caye. There's always the
possibility of a passing whale shark, and nothing improves the
chances more than affixing a macro lens to your camera setup.