Diving in Belize is quite the experience! It is a world of excitement and wonder in the lush Caribbean Sea. The Belize Barrier Reef System is more than 185 miles long, is the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere and is the longest unbroken barrier reef in the world. It is home to an astounding variety of coral reef formations including walls, pinnacles, spur and groove, and ‘swim throughs’.
Farther offshore are three enormous rings of coral known as atolls which provide hundreds of miles of additional diving opportunities. The closest of these is Glover's Reef Atoll which rises to the surface from a depth of over 2,000 feet. Equally impressive is the Turneffe Atoll which also hosts an abundance of marine life as well as the world famous 'Blue Hole' which is situated at Lighthouse Atoll. At Turneffe Atoll several ocean currents converge at the extreme southern tip or the "elbow" of the atoll providing the opportunity to dive through enormous schools of permit, snappers, eagle rays, spadefish, grouper and jacks numbering at times in the thousands. The underwater world of Belize truly exceeds every other Caribbean dive destination in diversity, size and scope.