Belize offers something for every level diver, from shallow waters and thriving coral reefs to deep dives at the Blue Hole and thrilling shark encounters.
Belize is home to the world’s second largest barrier reef, which stretches 185 miles along the coast. The country is also known for the massive 200-feet deep Blue Hole and three of the only four true coral atolls found in the hemisphere. Diving this unique destination offers a combination of reefs blanketed with coral and sponge growth and walls that start as shallow as 20-40 feet. The marine life that inhabits the barrier reef is extraordinary and diverse, including more than 500 different species, with everything from schools of tarpon, turtles and stingrays to a wide variety of tropical species.
The most convenient way to dive Belize’s most popular dive sites is to book a trip on a liveaboard diving boat. A liveboard dive boat will limit your boat rides to the more remote sites and keep you scuba diving as often as possible. Most diving liveboards leave from Belize City, which also makes it a convenient trip for liveabord diving vacations.
When to Go
Belize’s rainy season is from June to August, so the best visibility and conditions are during the drier months from February to May.
Expect visibility in excess of 120 feet and annual water temperatures between 78-84°F.