Belize is a state in the Central America on the Yucatan Peninsula, the east coast of which is washed by the Caribbean Sea. It is considered one of the most attractive places for diving as both safari and daily diving are possible here. The most comfortable exploration of the underwater world is supported not only by warm and clear water, but also by a variety of dive sites.

Belize is surrounded by the second largest in the world barrier reef and it is a home for the longest chain of corals in the western hemisphere. Here are three atolls: Turneffe, Lighthouse and Glovers. It grants an opportunity to enjoy diving near the coral reefs, reef towers and walls that are located all over Belize. Barrier reef is a landmark of Belize. It runs along the entire coast and reaches 298km/185mi length. The best place for diving are the waters around the largest island of Belize – Ambergris, where the reef wall is maximally close to the surface. The currents are usually gentle and calm. Here is our guide to help you choosing a perfect itinerary and boat for your Belize liveaboard trip.

Location: Caribbean coast of northern Central America

What to see: soft corals, black coral trees, gorgonarias, colorful sponges, remoras, groupers, eagle rays, black perches, indigo hamlets, tarpons, barracudas, nurse sharks, angelfish, lobsters and octopuses

Depth: 5-40m/16-131ft

Currents: 1knot

Visibility: 10-40m/33-131ft

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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