Sheltered and calm waters allow for: Large and healthy soft corals. Good visibility. Active marine life. Happy divers.
Turneffe Islands are an outer atoll that is separated from the mangrove cayes (such as Caye Caulker) by “the blue” – 3000ft/900m deep. The atoll is built up from the ocean by corals, and covers more than 200 square miles/520 square kilometers.
- June 2, 16, 23
- July 21
Made famous by Jaques Cousteau, the Blue Hole is 1000ft/333m in diameter, and 410ft/125m deep. We descend along the edge of the Blue Hole, in the area most likely to be visited by reef sharks. At 135ft/42m, we swim through stalactites formed by a limestone cave system which was created before the site was covered by the ocean.
The surrounding Lighthouse Reef is the densest, richest in Belize. Corals are huge, colorful, and varied. Marine life is superb. Most people say that this reef is worth the trip alone.
- June 1, 4, 9, 10, 12, 17, 25
- July 4
Esmeralda is abundant with fish and marine life, such as large Groupers, Eagle Rays, Nurse Sharks, Loggerhead and Hawksbill turtles.
Only 30 minutes away, in front of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, we descend at approximately 70ft/21m and dive out between the canyons, creating a unique sensation of coral walls on either side. Possible dive sites include Eagle Ray Canyons, the Small Aquarium, Pillar Corals, or Amigo’s Wreck.
- June 3, 22
- July 3, 18
Shallow reef. Beautiful soft corals. Calm waters.
Protected from the deep blue by Turneffe Islands, Spanish Bay usually provides calm waters even when other areas are choppy from wind. The protection is good for divers and good for the corals which have avoided damage during storms…
- July 5