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Best Place to Snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef

Measuring about 190 miles, the Belize Barrier Reef is the best place to snorkel, the western hemisphere’s longest continuous barrier reef. The coral formations are home to a variety of colorful marine life and are a breathtaking sight for snorkelers of all levels. If you’re planning a snorkeling trip to Belize, be aware that it’s not easy to find offshore snorkeling in many places.

 

Most resorts and hotels offer day trips for snorkeling because they aren’t close to the reef. However, when you stay at Belize Dive Haven on Turneffe Atoll, you can snorkel some of the best spots in the Caribbean. Many companies offer trips to the atoll from the mainland to explore the reef, mangrove islets, creeks, and lagoons located around our resort.

 

When snorkeling at Turneffe Atoll, you can expect to encounter reef fish, rays, sea turtles, lobsters, and possibly even manatees or dolphins in addition to several hard and soft coral species. With the water temperature and visibility being fairly stable all year, you can plan a snorkeling trip at any time.

 

Belize Dive Haven is in the newest resort on the island and we’re inviting guests to spend a vacation at our resort. During your stay with us, you’ll enjoy up to 3 trips per day, 3 freshly prepared meals and transportation to and from the mainland. Between dives, we encourage guests to explore the beautiful resort and recreation facilities.

 


Belize Dive Haven is located in the pristine Turneffe Atoll, just 30 kilometers offshore from Belize City. As part of the Belize Barrier Reef, the Atoll consists of creeks, lagoons, mangrove islands, and cayes. It is home to over 500 species of fish, 65 different species of stony corals as well as birds, turtles, manatees, and dolphins.

 

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