Popular Belize Dive Destination: The Elbow
Located on the southern tip of Turneffe Atoll, The Elbow is a popular Belize dive destination because it attracts a variety of marine life and has beautiful walls to dive.
Quick Facts about The Elbow
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Southern Tip of Turneffe Atoll
Only 15 minutes away from Belize Dive Haven, the Elbow is a unique diving location because it’s an area where two currents meet, producing an abundance of marine life. Large groups of eagle rays frequent the area in addition to dense schools of fish—making it the perfect place to take some amazing photos. The wall exploration is one of the best in Belize and allows for an up-close and personal view of some of the largest Gorgonian fan corals.
Marine life you can expect to see during a dive:
Horse-Eye Jacks, Splendid Toad Fish, Nurse Sharks, Groupers, Moray Eels, Lobsters, Loggerhead Turtles, Green Turtles, Hawksbill Turtles, Spotted Drums, Pederson Shrimps, Cleaner Shrimps, Arrowhead Crabs, Channel Crabs, Southern Sting Rays, Squid, French Angelfish.
Coral you can expect to see during a dive:
Gorgonians, Anemones, Tube Sponges, Barrel Sponges, Encrusting Sponges, Vase Sponges, Brain Coral, Staghorn, Fanworms, Feather dusters, Christmas Tree Worms, Hydroids, Tunicates, Zoanthids, Corallimorphs, Spaghetti Worms
The Elbow is a popular dive location for guests at Belize Dive Haven and is extremely close to the resort. If you’ve ever been interested in diving in this spectacular location, book your dive vacation!
Belize Dive Haven is the newest resort on Turneffe Atoll. We’re close to all the popular Belize dive destinations and provide our guests with luxury accommodations, including the largest pool in the hemisphere.