Gorgeous Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker are right offshore, only a quick boat ride away. Some of the most astounding dives in the Caribbean can be accomplished from Belize City, with its easy access to the Belize Barrier Reef. You’ll also be able to reach the Blue Hole and Shark Ray Alley within a day trip.Closer to the city itself, you’ll find plenty of canyons, walls and reefs to explore. Many dive operators are found in Belize City, so you can afford to pick and choose. Almost all diving will take place from mid-sized dive boats. Keep in mind that most dives will require almost an hour of travel time from Belize City.While the Blue Hole should only be attempted by advanced divers due to its depth, the vast majority of dives in the cayes are appropriate for beginners. These boast little to no current and crystal clear visibility.While it’s not necessary to carry any special equipment to Belize, divers who use a DIN regulator should bring an adapter with them. For divers headed to the Blue Hole, a $40 per day park fee must be paid before diving.
Best Scuba Diving Spots in Belize City
Silk Cayes Canyon
Belize City Sea Life
Huge barracuda idle near piers and docks, searching out their next meal with leering eyes. Whale sharks make their way through these waters, as well as other large creatures. Hammerheads, Lemon Sharks and Manatees are not unheard of, although you would have to be extremely lucky to see one.On the reefs, you will find all of your favorite Caribbean specialties, jacks, angelfish, and lobster.You are almost certain to run across a pod of dolphins if you take a boat ride, giving you a chance to watch them play and frolic. Most operators will even give you a chance to get out and swim with them!
How To Get There
Belize City contains the largest airport in the country, Philip SW Goldson International Airport. Flights arrive from around the world every day. Once you’ve flown into the airport, take taxis or buses to get around. They are cheap and effective. To get to the offshore islands, take the water taxis.