FULL DAY DIVE – TURNEFFE ELBOW
Dense schools of fish. Large, dramatic soft corals. Beautiful walls.
The first site is Turneffe Elbow at the southernmost tip of Turneffe – the site most exposed to currents which often attract large schools of fish, such as Horse-Eye Jacks, and occasionally sharks. The presence of strong currents also means that the site is only accessible for diving on calm days. We descend along a buoy line to a sandy bottom at 70ft/ 21m, and then swim out to the top of the wall at 90ft/ 27m where we spend approximatlely 25 minutes.
Black Beauty, the second dive site, is also exposed to currents. Our maximum depth along this wall is 60ft/ 18m where you’ll find rich sponge growth and gorgonians hanging over the edge of the wall.
Myrtle Turtle, the third dive site, is named for Myrtle, the large, friendly Green turtle who has frequented this area for 15 years, often attracting other turtles.
Common wildlife to see:
Horse-Eye Jacks, Splendid Toad Fish, Eagle Rays, Nurse Sharks, Groupers, Moray Eels, Lobsters, Loggerhead Turtles, Green Turtles, Hawksbill Turtles, Spotted Drums, Pederson Shrimps, Cleaner Shrimps, Arrowhead Crabs, Channel Crabs, Southern Sting Rays, Squid, French Angelfish.
Common coral to see:
Many varied species of: Gorgonians, Anemones, Tube Sponges, Barrel Sponges, Encrusting Sponges, Vase Sponges, Brain Coral, Staghorn, Fanworms, Feather dusters, Christmas Tree Worms, Hydroids, Tunicates, Zoanthids, Corallimorphs, Spaghetti Worms
Possible to see:
Reef Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Dolphins, Nudibranch.
- Number of Dives: 3, with snorkeling during the surface interval.
- Number of Divers: 6-10
- Schedule: Leaves at 7:30AM. Returns at approximately 3:00PM.
- Distance: 2 hours.
- Maximum Depth: 70ft / 21m
- Experience Level: Intermediate
- Price: USD$225
- Includes: Scuba gear, homemade Belizean lunch: chicken, rice and beans, salad, coleslaw, fried plantains; fruits and snacks; water and soda.