Dolphins at Belize Dive Haven
Belize Dive Haven is currently offering preview bookings and during the last four trips, our guests have had the pleasure of interacting with a pod of dolphins that have made a home in an alcove of the resort. Our area has both bottlenose and spinner dolphins and both types have been spotted by guests in the waters near the resort and during dives.
Both types of dolphins are silver in colour and can grow to be about 12-feet long with bottlenose dolphins tipping the scales at about 1,000 pounds. Even though they are large mammals, they can swim extremely fast and have no problem keeping up the Belize Dive Haven dive boats. They can often be spotted jumping in and out of the water and playing in the boat’s wake.
After arriving at a dive location, the dolphins don’t swim off but instead, they stay close, swimming and playing while our guests explore. For some of our guests, this was the first experience they had with dolphins and were a bit alarmed to hear them “whistling,” but it’s just their way of communicating with each other. In fact, each dolphin has it’s own signature “whistle” that can easily be heard underwater while diving.
If you’re interested in diving with dolphins, we have weeklong trips at Belize Dive Haven scheduled until the end of the year. Check out the available dates and book your trip today!
Our eight-day, seven-night getaway includes:
- Accommodations in one of our large air-conditioned rooms with a balcony overlooking the water
- Two scheduled dives per day where you’ll see a variety of marine life
- Three freshly prepared meals from locally sourced ingredients
- Please let us know upon booking if you have any dietary restrictions
- Private tender transportation to and from the airport to the resort
- Access to our magnificent 260-foot swimming pool
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.