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Money: BZD
English (official),
Spanish, Mayan
Time Zone:
GMT -6 hours
Tue 04:03:35
Phone Code: +501
Catholic 49.6%,
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Electricity: 110/220V
Belize Scuba Destination Info:
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The reefs near San Pedro are just OK. They're fine for casual diving. You'll see lots of parrot fish, groupers, snappers, butterfly fish, almost tame nurse sharks, and triggerfish but they are not a spectacular dive destination. The offshore atolls, however, are spectacular. They have many more fish, stunning vertical walls, and gorgeous coral. If you are a serious diver, stay in the atolls. You can get to the atolls from San Pedro but trips are expensive and infrequent. The Blue Hole is a worthless dive. Go to 130 feet to see a couple big stalagmites? Forget it! I'd rather spend time diving the nearby walls of Lighthouse Reef.
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Cay Caulker
Cay Caulker is a quiet, very laid back island within the Belize barrier reef system. Much less touristy than Ambergris Cay, it has a style all of it's own. Diving is by a short boat ride to the barrier reef less than 1 mile away. The snorkelling t...
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Glovers Atoll
Glovers atoll is 80 square miles in area with 660 patch reefs in the lagoon for snorkel and 45 miles of drop offs to scuba dive from. From 25 to 40 feet the water is calm and warm with no currents. A marine reserve and world heritage site it is still...
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Lighthouse Reef
Lighthouse reef is well offshore. We went there from Caye Caullker by speedboat on a 3 tank dive day. THE highlight is 'The Blue Hole', a colapsed ancient cavern, discovered by mister Cousteau himself. You dive down along a straight wall to about...
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I had the opportunity to stay aboard the Wave Dancer before it capsized in a hurricane. The experience was one of the best I have ever had. Traveling to different locations (usually at night) and waking up near a new dive site each day might spoil ...
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Southwater Caye
Dive the Barrier Reef in 16 different locations from north to south. Lots of Black Coral, spotted eagle rays, nurse shark, splendid toad fish, moray eels, hawks bill turtles. Water visibility is usually 70-100+. You can snorkel, fish for bonefish...
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Turneffe Island
The Turneffe Islands (along with Lighthouse Reef) are the place to dive in Belize. The diving around San Pedro is only OK and it takes forever and a ton of money to get to Turneffe from San Pedro. Stay on Turneffe or Lighthouse and dive Turneffe or L...
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