Glovers Atoll was named after pirate brothers, John and Rodger Glover, in the1750's. Before pirates the Mayans sailed here, pieces of Mayan pottery have been found on the islands and beaches. In 1996 the Atoll was designated as Marine Reserve.
Thirty percent is zoned as a no take zone patrolled by Rangers from the Belize Fisheries Dept. The Rangers are stationed on Middle Caye, a research center owned by Wildlife Conservation Society. In 2000 Glover's Atoll was designated a WORLD HERTIAGE SITE under the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. This not only is an honor for Belizeans but it also makes us aware of how important our magnificent atoll really is.
Glovers diver sites "The Wall" - the stunning coral-covered face of the continental shelf, where the sea floor drops away to 3000 feet in just a mile. Rated one of the top deep sea diving areas in the world, it rivals any location in the Caribbean,