Popular Belize Dive Destination: Lighthouse Reef
While diving in Belize, there are so many wonderful and astonishing things to see from incredible creatures, plant life, and monumental landmarks. Belize is home to amazing dive locations strewn across the Belize Barrier Reef, like the Lighthouse Reef, which is home of the Great Blue Hole. Sites like these are what many divers have only ever dreamed of experiencing, and at Belize Dive Haven, they are all accessible and waiting for you to explore! The Lighthouse Reef is a gorgeous location that should not be missed on your dive expedition in Belize!
What Is The Lighthouse Reef?
Located a few dozen kilometres from Belize Dive Haven, the Lighthouse Reef is the smallest atoll in the area, covering just around 200 square kilometres of the sea. The Lighthouse Reef is home to several hundred species of fauna and flora, including the very rare Red-Footed Boobie Bird. It’s estimated that about 4,000 Red-Footed Boobies live in the atoll.
The Blue Hole
Although small, the Lighthouse Reef is home to many of the wonders that draw people to dive in Belize. The Blue Hole lies near the centre of the Lighthouse Reef and can be easily accessed and explored by divers after a short boat ride. Please note: you must have a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification for this dive. It is highly technical, and not recommended for novice or beginner divers.
The Half Moon Caye
In the South-East section of the reef, divers can find the famous Half Moon Caye. The Half Moon Caye is a beautiful natural monument of Belize that can be accessed when visiting the Lighthouse Reef for a dive. The Half Moon Caye is protected land, in fact, it was the first natural reserve to be established in Belize and the first marine protected area in Central America!
Interested in exploring the beautiful Lighthouse Reef for yourself?
Book your trip to Belize Dive Haven today!
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.