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Scuba Diving

Divers from all over the world come to Belize for a diving experience unlike anywhere else. We’re home to the largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere and three of four coral atolls in the Western Hemisphere, with drop sites inside and outside of the reef. From masters to newly certified divers, there’s a dive site for everyone here in Belize.

The water at the reef is some of the best in the world. Crystal clear with visibility routinely extending hundreds of feet, you’ll always get the best view and diving experience. No matter what month you’re visiting, surround yourself with warm water and plenty of marine life to take in including corals, sharks, turtles and stingrays.

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400 Islands to Explore
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The Belize Barrier Reef is home to the Great Blue Hole–one of the greatest geological wonders of the world. Just 43 miles off the mainland, it is easily experienced on a day trip. A site for more experienced divers, a deep dive into the Great Blue Hole will unveil a whole new world full of rare fish and stalactites not found in other sites near the water’s surface.

The Great Blue Hole Is 406 Feet Deep
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Apart from the famous Great Blue Hole, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Ambergris Caye, and dozens of other sites off the coast of Belize are listed as some of the top destinations for divers in the world.

Attractions

Put these sites on your list, you won't regret it.

Nim Li Punit

Nim Li Punit, located near the village of Indian Creek in the Toledo District, is well known for the number of stelae discovered. Nim Li Punit gets its name from a carving on the longest of the site’s...

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Maya King Waterfall

Nestled in the mountains of the South East Coast, Maya King Waterfall is one of the most photographed in Belize. Made of two cascading falls, Maya King is a beauty to behold, especially in the ‘rainy’...

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Cahal Pech

Just a short walk from the present-day town of Cahal Pech, also known as "The Place of Ticks" in Yucatecan Maya, this Maya site is very convenient to visit. Located in San Ignacio along the banks of...

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Belize on a Budget | Tips to save money in Belize

Traveling is something sacred, an experience many avid wanderlusters claim adds purpose to their life. Which is why it is unfortunate when such experience may be limited by financial matters. However,...

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Sweet Tooth, anyone? Chocolate Festival of Belize 2019

Chocolate aficionados’ favorite time of the year has come: the annual Chocolate Festival of Belize! The agenda of this lively event, coupled with the beatific scenery of Southern Belize, is the mold...

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Events

Placencia Lobster Fest 2018 | 1

Placencia Lobster Fest reels in the masses

For 18 savory years, the not-so-lowly lobster has graced our palates in extravagant ways at every annual Lobster Fest held in Placencia. Spanning three days, this food festival has only grown over the...

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Mango Fest 2019

Mango Festival 2019 | Celebrate the fruit in all its forms

Diced, sliced, on a stick, or straight off the tree, there are so many ways to devour the (unofficial) fruit of Belize: Mango! You know us for throwing nutty festivals, sweet festivals, and fishy ones...

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BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge | 0

BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge

Love FM, a local radio station, and the Belize Tourism Board have teamed up to contest what used to be Belize’s most grueling race by rolling out the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge. La Ruta Maya partic...

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