Spectacular World Class Diving in Belize !
Belizes Barrier Reef is still very healthy and has an abundance of marine life. We have had many comments from guests over the years stating that they consider Belizes barrier reef one of the best areas for diving in the world !
There are dozens of excellent spots to dive near Caye Caulker. Just offshore from Caye Caulker is the "Caye Caulker Marine Reserve". This area has many different species of fish, as well as some very healthy coral compliments of the nutrients washed out to the reef from Belizes many rivers and mangroves. Other popular areas to dive close by are some good sites along the Northern Coast of Ambergris Caye. This area boasts more than 160 different species of fish and many different corals, algae and several types of sea turtles.
On many divers bucket list is the Great Blue Hole. Located about 1.5 hours by boat from Caye Caulker and made famous by Jacques Cousteau in the 1970's, the Great Blue Hole is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are several tour operators on Caye Caulker who regularly take expeditions to the Blue Hole. This is usually a full (very long !) day combining the Blue Hole with 2 other dives at "Half Moon Caye" and "The Aquarium" at Long Caye.
About an hour boat ride from Caye Caulker lies the Turneffe Atoll. Measuring about 30 miles long and 10 miles wide, the sparsely habitated Atolls waters are pristine. There are several spectacular dive sites around the Atoll. As one person remarked to us on his return at the end of the day "He didn't know places like that still existed in the world"
For those who are not yet qualified to scuba dive, there are several operations on Caye Caulker offering "PADI" certification. These courses combine online, confined water and open water training. After the online portion, the practical in water part of the course can usually be completed in 3-4 days.
There are about a half dozen scuba diving shops on Caye Caulker. We would be happy to recommend several of our favourites = Just Ask !