Here are the details on the topside tours the Scuba Diving team enjoyed on their trip to Belize.
Ever feel a dolphin's heart beat? You can during the hands-on program offered on Spanish Lookout Caye. Hugh Parkey's Belize Dolphin Experience is the country's first dolphin encounter and it's limited to just eight participants at a time. The focus is not on watching the animals do tricks, but educating guests on the habitat, natural history and unique abilities of bottlenose dolphins, says Marine Mammal Director Aggie O'Bama. For more information visit www.belizedolphins.com.
After you dive the blue hole, don't miss the opportunity to see just how massive it really is. Astrum Helicopters in Belize City now offers aerial tours for the Barrier Reef and the Blue Hole. The company also offers aerial tours of Ambergris Caye, Mayan Ruins, Belize City and private shuttle service to a growing number of resorts in the cayes and atolls. For more information, visit www.astrumhelicopters.com.
You'll kick yourself later if you don't build a few extra days into your itinerary for topside tours in Belize. The hottest new topside attractions are river, cave and jungle hiking excursions. Our team paid a visit to Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge west of the capital city of Belmopan and enjoyed a cool afternoon tubing the Caves Branch river through a cave where ancient Maya once held fertility rituals, but the lodge has a lengthy menu of trips that range from easy to strenuous. For more information, visit www.cavesbranch.com.
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