Diving in Belize

Belize is known as one of the most interesting and attractive regions for diving. Clear water, good visibility, weak currents and a variety of marine dwellers are strong arguments for visiting Belize. Both daily and safari diving are possible. Diving in Belize allows to visit the most interesting places near coral reefs and also to see a famous Blue Hole and dive at the Half Moon Key National Park. Blue Hole is considered the largest karst crater in the world that is 300m/984ft in diameter. In addition, this place has a good visibility that reaches 50m/164ft. The region for diving is characterized by dive sites of various difficulties. Some of them have low depth, weak currents and coral reef is very close to the surface that allows seeing an abundance of tropical fish, scallops and crustaceous. Among these are sites like Aquarium and Cathedral reefs. Other dive sites are known for strong currents, deep depth and non-less interesting dwellers – pelagic fish, sharks, barracudas and tarpons. They are suitable for more experienced divers. These are Quebrada, Elbow and Tarpon Caves. Many dive sites are attractive for an unusual relief – small grottos, tunnels, caverns, cleavages (Angelfish Wall, Silver caves). Diving in Belize is an excellent opportunity to admire the beauty of the Caribbean Sea. Diving is available for both professionals and novices, although the demands may change, depending on separate dive spots. See more details and prices for all Belize liveaboards.

Location: Caribbean coast of northern Central America

What to see: The following dwellers that are most frequently met during the dives: groupers, black perches, remoras, tarpons, barracudas, eagle rays, nurse sharks, angelfish of several species, indigo hamlets, lobsters and octopuses. Reefs are covered with soft corals, black coral trees, gorgonarias, yellow, red and purple sponges.

Depth: 5-40m/16-131ft

Currents: 1knot

Visibility: 10-40m/32-13ft

Season for diving: All year round. The average water temperature in summer is 30C/85F and in winter – 26C/79F. The best period for diving is from December to April and also in August. From April till June it is possible to meet whale sharks and even humpback whales.

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