One of the main reasons to visit Belize is to snorkel, dive, swim and investigate the second largest barrier reef in the world. The warm, crystalline turquoise-blue Caribbean water and the incredible diversity of marine life makes this a divers paradise.
Another divers, snorkelers and sea lover's paradise, Placencia is a wonderful town in the south of Belize. Its cafes, bars and restaurants with the classic chilled–out vibe will only add to the experience. This long strip of land is the home of the most stunning beaches in Belize, which is saying something! It's close to The Cockscomb Basin nature reserve with its unique jaguar sanctuary, Mayan archaeological sites such as Lubantuum and Nim Li Punit and most of all the traditional Caribbean charm, friendliness and laid -back vibe.
Is a popular aquatic reserve to visit from the cayes due to its array of sea-life species and stunning corals of the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world! Hol Chan is a haven for divers and snorkelers who visit from all around the world to see the beautiful coral formations, Boulder Corals, Brain Corals, Finger Corals, Lettuce Corals, Sea Cucumbers and more! There are also many spectacular fish species, who call Hol Chan home, all set in the tranquil, warm waters of the Caribbean.
"The Great Blue hole" was made famous to the world in 1971 by Jacques Cousteau, who claims it's one of the top 5 places to dive in the world. The great blue hole is a limestone formation plummeting 125 metres deep and the home to some spectacular fish and shark species. This unique snorkelling experience is unrivalled on the planet, which is why The Discovery Channel called it the top of the list of the "most amazing places on earth" and it would be hard to disagree with them!