Turneffe Atoll Has Been Designated a Marine Reserve Since 2012
Belize Dive Haven is located on the beautiful Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve, the largest coral atoll in the Belize Barrier Reef system. To preserve this pristine landscape, the atoll was designated a marine reserve in 2012. Our scuba diving resort has taken steps to help protect this landscape by incorporating eco-friendly practices at our facilities including sustainable diving practices.
Unique Landscape of Turneffe Atoll
Turneffe Atoll is 12-acres in size and has an extremely fertile marine ecosystem. The 30 miles of shoreline has more than 200 mangrove islands that are home to rare Whitespotted Toadfish, eagle rays, dolphins, turtles, nurse sharks, reef sharks, grouper, snapper and horse-eye jacks.
The Belize Barrier Reef is home to at least 70 different hard coral species and 36 soft coral species. There are also over 500 species of fish and hundreds of invertebrates found in and around the coral. Protecting the coral reef and the marine life it supports is of the utmost importance for Belize Dive Haven.
We’re currently in the process of building a solar farm to provide energy for our whole resort and have planted crops to provide our guests with fresh, local and seasonal produce. During dives, we educate our guests about the importance of keeping the waters clean of debris and being mindful of the delicate coral and underwater life.
With green building practices and mindful diving practices, we can help keep Turneffe Atoll and the Belize Barrier Reef healthy and thriving for generations to come.
Belize Dive Haven is located in the pristine Turneffe Atoll, just 30 kilometres offshore from Belize City. As part of the Belize Barrier Reef, the Atoll consists of creeks, lagoons, mangrove islands and cays. It’s home to over 500 species of fish, 65 different species of stony corals as well as birds, turtles, manatees and dolphins.