turneffe atoll
Swim with the fish or snatch them up. It's up to you at Turneffe Atoll.

Close to Belize City, Lighthouse and Glover’s Reef, Turneffe Atoll is a great base for exploring all of the atolls. Plus, with its steep drop-offs, Turneffe is one of the best spots for diving in the area and, because of its wall, Turneffe Atoll is perfect for all diving skill levels. The Elbow is a big attraction for more advanced divers and it’s fairly common to see Eagle Rays. On the leeward side the reef is a bit more sloping, perfect for snorkeling and a beginner dive spot. Here there are lots of tube sponges, soft corals and several species of fish.



Want to see a ship wreck? On the western side of the atoll rests the Sayonara (talk about a poor name choice), a small passenger and cargo boat that sank here in 1985. Great for exploring.



Turneffe (like all the atolls) also offers world-class fishing. Here you can fly fish for bonefish and permit or the migratory tarpon. Not to mention jack, barracuda, snappers, bullfish, sailfish and just about any other fish that swims in the sea.