Elbow / Belize

Pelagic fish

Elbow dive site is one of the most popular dive sites at the Turneffe atoll. It is located at its southern side. Most part of the reef is located at 25m/82ft depth and its southern part slowly descends to 40m/131ft. The northern currents nourish the water with microorganisms that benefits an abundance of pelagic fish. Due to strong currents, this place is recommended for experienced divers.

Location: north-west of the Caribbean Sea, southern part of Turneffe atoll

What to see: caranxes, sea perches, groupers, hammerheads and eagle rays can be seen. Sometimes reef and nurse sharks visit this place.

Depth: 17-60m/56-196ft

Currents: 1-2knots

Visibility: 10-30m/33-99ft

Season for diving: Season for diving: All year round. The average water temperature is 26-29C/78-84F. Jackfish spawning takes place from May to June, black and tiger groupers spawning – in January.

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