Cathedral / Belize

Spanish dancer

While diving at Cathedral dive site divers can explore an unusual and fascinating coral relief that looks like rows of uneven towers, divided by cliffs with plain sandy bottom. The dive site is not very deep. An outer resemblance to a Catholic cathedral becomes noticeable when descending at 9m/30ft depth. Visibility depends on weather conditions, but it is usually larger than 15m/49ft. It grants an opportunity to observe morays in the reef’s tunnels and also various anemones and sponges. This place is suitable for divers of all diver levels.

Location: north-west of the Caribbean Sea, west of Long Caye

What to see: The reef is inhabited with caranxes, groupers, several angelfish species, scorpionfish, sea eels and atherines. During the night dives divers can spot graceful nudibrachs, among which it is possible to see Spanish dancers.

Depth: 8-40m/25-130ft

Currents: 1-2knots

Visibility: 20-50m/66-164ft

Season for diving: All year round. The average water temperature in summer is 30C/85F and in winter – 26C/79F.

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