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Belize packs a hemisphere’s worth of adventure within its borders. Located between Mexico and Guatemala, this is the perfect destination for exploration, relaxation and romance.

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Belize Sea Life

There are about 70 types of hard corals and around 400 species of fish in Belize. Expect hawksbill and loggerhead turtles, giant jewfish, eagle rays, and nurse sharks. Sea turtles nest on the sandy beaches from June to August. Placencia draws whale sharks from April to early June. Although rare, bull sharks, hammerhead sharks, lemon sharks, reef sharks and manatees are seen. Fish come in all the colors of the rainbow and include butterfly fish, angelfish, clown fish, parrotfish and even large barracudas and groupers. Critter-lovers will enjoy seeing seahorses and lobsters among the staghorn and elkhorn corals, and keep an eye out for the rare white spotted toadfish.

How to Get There

Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport is Belize’s main airport, located northwest of Belize City. Daily flights from North America, South America and Europe service this airport. In addition, buses, ferries, domestic flights from Belize City Municipal Airport and private taxis are available for traveling between destinations within the country.

Best Scuba Diving in Belize

Ambergris Caye

The appeal of Ambergris Caye as the main diving destination in Belize is that it lies close to the world’s largest blue hole and the Belize Barrier Reef System, a 186-mile (300km) portion of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. While the Blue Hole should only be dived by those with an advanced certification due to its depth, the Belize Barrier Reef is perfect for...

Belize City

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...

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...


Most divers visiting Belize head straight to the Cayes and Atolls, but smart divers also make time for Placencia. In this part of southern Belize, you’ll have access to a little-visited piece of the barrier reef. The inner half is the perfect place to get certified and for beginner divers to fine-tune their skills. You’ll find excellent visibility, no current and...

Caye Caulker

Most famous for its proximity to the Belize Barrier Reef, Caye Caulker is a great base for divers wishing to explore a different section of the reef every day. Diving here is by boat, specifically small to mid-size speedboats. As the coral reefs are just a mile away, journeys can be quite short. Barely a handful of dive shops operate here. Each offers trips to the...