Best Snorkeling in Belize is at Turneffe Atoll
Scuba divers flock to Belize to explore the Great Blue Hole, wrecks and other sites—but snorkeling is just as popular. The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest reef in the world and home to a variety of marine life that makes it one of the best snorkeling destinations in the world. Within Belize, many people agree that Turneffe Atoll offers some of the most breathtaking underwater views.
Turneffe Atoll is the largest atoll in Belize and was designated a marine reserve in 2012, protecting some of the best snorkeling in the country for future generations. At sites around the atoll, you can expect to see tropical reef fish, a variety of coral, rays, turtles, lobsters and maybe even some dolphins.
The snorkeling at Turneffe Atoll is so amazing, that people travel from the mainland just to spend a few hours exploring the reef. However, when you stay at Belize Dive Haven, you don’t even have to leave the resort to access spectacular snorkeling. The Belize Barrier Reef runs right in front of the hotel and you’re able to see coral, colorful reef fish and rays, without having to travel.
Even if you come for the amazing scuba diving, when you stay at Belize Dive Haven, you have the opportunity to experience some of the best snorkeling the country has to offer, just steps away from our beach.
Just 30 miles from Belize City, Belize Dive Haven is located in pristine Turneffe Atoll. Consisting of creeks, lagoons, mangrove islands and cays, the atoll is home to over 500 species of fish, 65 different species of stony corals as well as birds, turtles, manatees and dolphins.