Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Belize

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Belize

Scuba diving information in Belize

The coast of Belize has over 500 km, filled with atolls and the famous blue holes including the Great Blue Hole with over 200 meters, in the great barrier reef (the second largest, spreading through all Belize's coast. The main diving sites are the Turneffe islands, the Lighthouse Reef, Glover's Reef island and Ambergris Caye island. The first two are mainly made of reefs, walls, underwater passages, shipwrecks, rocky outcrops, species and atolls observation areas. The famous Great Blue Hole is a perfect circumference, dug by time in the middle of a barrier reef over 300 meters diameter and 135 meters deep, Nature's masterpiece. Glover's Reef is approximately 45 km away from Belize's mainland. It's a species protection site and a World Heritage Site. There you can dive in caves, outcrops and rock pinnacles. Ambergris Caye island, on the other hand, is famous for the great variety of sea life, hard corals, gorgonians and crustaceans.

Geography and climate

Belize (formerly known as British Honduras) is a small country of Central America, limited to the north by Mexico, to the east by the Gulf of Honduras and to the south and west by Guantemala. The north of Belize consists mostly of flat, swampy coastal plains, in places heavily forested. The south contains the low mountain range of the Maya Mountains, of which the highest point is Victoria Peak at 1,120 m. However, the highest point of Belize is Doyle's Delight at 1,124 m. Belize has natural boundaries at both its northern and southern borders: respectively, the rivers Hondo and Sarstoon. The river Belize flows through the middle of the country. Belize has a tropical climate with pronounced wet and dry seasons. The rain season is from may to November, during which hurricanes and floods are common. Average temperatures in the coastal regions range from 24 °C (75.2 °F) in January to 27 °C (80.6 °F) in July.

Entry requirements

To travel to Belize all travellers must present a valid passport before entering the country. These must be valid up to the moment you leave the country and for at least three months from the arrival date. Visas are not required from travellers from the European Union, Canada, USA, UK, and Australia.

Health and safety

You must use prophylaxis for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, pneumococcus, diphtheria, tetanus, rabies and typhoid at least 4 weeks before travelling into Belize. Although you are no likely to get yellow fever in Belize, government requires that travellers coming from infected countries present the International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever.

Time zone

The time zone in Belize is UTC -6

Communications

To communicate from Belize, you can use the public phones and your cellphone, by acquiring a prepaid card in BTL stores or through your country's roaming service.

Power and Electricity

Electricity in Belize is 110 volts by 60 Hz. The plugs and sockets are the American type, with three rectangular pins.

Other Informations

Bottled water is a must in most areas. The CDC lists all of Belize except Belize City as a malaria risk area.

Scuba Diving locations in Belize

Which are the best scuba diving locations in Belize? Below, you will find a list of all locations of Belize, organized by regions, in which you can dive and snorkel.

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Scuba diving locations and photos from each location in Belize

Which locations in Belize have underwater photos? Below, you will find the list of locations from Belize and for each location a list of underwater photos.

Marine Species and photos of each species in Belize

Which marine species can I observe in Belize? Below, you will find the list of marine species and the photos for each species.

Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Belize

Which photographers have taken underwater photos in Belize? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos in Belize.

Scuba Diving centers in Belize

Which scuba diving centers can I dive with in Belize? Below, you can see the list of scuba diving centers in Belize. Click on “more info” to find out more about each scuba diving center.

Liveaboards in Belize

Which liveaboard can I dive with in Belize? Below, you can see the list of liveaboard in Belize. Click on “more info” to find out more about each liveaboard.

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Accommodation in Belize

Which accommodation can I rest after my dive in Belize? Below, you can see the list of accommodation in Belize. Click on “more info” to find out more about each accommodation.