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Outer Cayes And Atolls Of Belize Belize Scuba Diving 2022 | Deep Blue Destinations
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Outer Cayes And Atolls Of Belize

With over 400 islands, the outer cayes and atolls of Belize are known around the world for their biodiverse coral reef and the Blue Hole. These offshore islands offer a huge variety of dive sites and environments from coral reefs to shallow caves. The water is warm and visibility is generally excellent. Some areas feature heavy currents but this can be avoided by moving to the protected side of the islands, making the cayes and atolls a great dive location for beginners and advanced divers alike. Most diving is completed by mid-size dive boat on these Caribbean islands although some of the more shallow dives can be accessed through shore diving from the outer atolls. To visit the most dive sites during your visit, consider booking a liveaboard for your diving adventure.For divers headed to the Blue Hole, a $40 per day park fee must be paid before diving. Divers who use a DIN regulator should bring an adapter with them.

Best Scuba Diving Spots in Outer Cayes And Atolls Of Belize

Outer Cayes And Atolls Of Belize Sea Life

Big sea animals are the show stoppers in this part of Belize. Divers regularly spot whale sharks, nurse sharks, eagle rays, stingrays and even manatees. Schooling (and occasionally breeding) grouper, snapper, barracuda, Atlantic spadefish and horse-eyed jacks surround the walls of the atolls. Sea turtles use the area’s sandy beaches to nest during summer months.Naturally, there is a wide variety of smaller critters as well. Everything from tiny shrimps to the endemic toadfish lives among the reefs. We are sure your logs will reflect the strange and wonderful creatures found in the outer cayes and atolls of Belize.

How To Get There

Most international travelers arrive at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport located in the northwest of Belize City. All of the outer islands are accessible by boat, but there are a handful of airstrips too.As moving between atolls can be time consuming, consider a liveaboard if you wish to dive in multiple locations.

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