Divers from all over the world have either visited, revisited, or have on their bucket list to visit our little jewel for some of the world’s best diving adventures found only in Belize. Don’t let the size fool you! Belize has several top diving sites across the country, with over 30 named dive sites just along the 25 miles of Belize’s remarkable barrier reef that runs less than a mile offshore from Ambergris Caye – the largest island in Belize.
Ambergris Caye, known for its numerous water sports including some amazing diving tours, is one of the country’s top destination that keeps divers coming back year after year. The calm waters offer visibility up to 150 ft, several canyons, swim-through and the reef cuts are teeming with abundant colorful sea life. Divers can see remarkable coral formations including canyons, grottos and tunnels, along with the wide variety of fish and sea creatures such as turtles, rays, nurse sharks and friendly dolphins among others.
Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley
This is one of the oldest marine reserve in the country and most favored diving and snorkeling sites. Listed as one of the seven best “animal dives” in the Caribbean by Skin Diver Magazine, divers can dive up close with nurse sharks, sting rays, turtles and colorful fish.
Night Dive to Hol Chan Reserve
With about 80% of the marine life in the Caribbean Sea being nocturnal, night diving is a great way to see marine life that you typically won’t see during the day.
The Turneffe Atoll is a chain of small cayes stretching 30 miles long and 10 miles wide and is considered the largest atoll in Belize and the Mesoamerican Reef System. The atoll features over 70 dive sites with spectacular diving suitable for every level of diver. It’s variety of marine life and coral formations are worth the trip.
Blue Hole and Lighthouse Reef
The Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll. This site is famous not only for being a great symbol of Belize, but also for providing the ultimate Belize diving experience. Our full day trips to the Blue Hole and Lighthouse Reef is among the best Belize diving tours available.
Not a diver yet, but yearning to learn or has it been so long that you need a refresher? Grand Caribe also offers scuba diving courses such as intro to scuba diving at Hol Chan, refresher course, referral dive and full PADI certification course. Just ask our tour desk about any of the mentioned Belize diving tours or Diving Courses and Dive right into your Belize vacation with us!< BACK TO BLOG HOME