Liveaboard or Resort for the Best Diving Experience?
If you’re planning on a diving vacation, where the priority is to spend as much time in the water as possible, you’ve probably considered a liveaboard. The benefit of staying on a boat is that you’re always close to a diving site and can spend more time exploring underwater and less time travelling to and from a resort.
However, liveaboards come with a significant disadvantage—mainly, you’re confined to a boat for the length of the diving trip. While this might not be a problem for some divers, the rigidity of the itinerary, lack of privacy and limited amenities could prevent you from enjoying the experience.
For this reason, many people prefer to stay at a resort that specializes in diving. That way, they have the freedom to enjoy the time between dives, be able to freshen up in the privacy of a spacious room or relax on a secluded beach. The downside is that many resorts are located a distance from dive areas and guests need to travel each day (or multiple times a day).
Belize Dive Haven offers close proximity to dive sites usually reserved for liveaboards with the benefits and amenities of a resort. We are located on Turneffe Atoll, a designated marine reserve in the Belize Barrier Reef. Not only are we close to the Great Blue Hole (only a 22 mile boat ride away) but our guests can dive the reef right in front of the resort.
Between diving trips, you can relax on your private balcony, a hammock on the beach or poolside by the largest pool in the hemisphere. Our on-site resort chef cooks fresh meals daily incorporating local and seasonal produce and we’re constantly adding new activities for our guests to enjoy.
Our weeklong resort experiences include multiple dives per day, 3 freshly prepared meals and private transportation to and from the Belize City airport (BZE).
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.