Belize is an under the radar diving spot, home to the largest barrier reef on that side of the world, and with more islands to explore than one person could ever get to. Because it is only opening up to tourism, there is plenty of untouched sand, little known dive spots, and plenty of wildlife to discover.
These are the best diving spots in Belize and should be added to your list when you travel to the country.
The Barrier Reef
As one of the longest and best-preserved reefs in the world, The Barrier Reef has plenty of space to explore. There are several unique species to be seen, and sea turtles use this reef as a safe hunting ground because it is so pristine.
The word is out now in regards to Ambergris Caye and it is easily one of the most popular cayes and diving spots in Belize. From here you can arrange transportation and a guide to just about anywhere in the region, and the local guides will have their favorite spots they are eager to take tourists to.
The Blue Hole
The Blue Hole of Belize should be considered one of the natural wonders of the world. If there is one dive you should make the time to do in Belize, this is it. Normally the dive will take you 40 meters deep to explore the stalactites that hang from an underwater cavern.
Shark Ray Alley
Shark Ray Alley is a great and easy dive spot that you can actually snorkel. This sandbar is a favorite spot for nurse sharks and marine species come for an easy meal because they know that the locals like to stop here to clean their catch.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Reserves are great spots to see a diverse amount of marine life, and Hol Chan Marine Reserve is no different. The location is what makes this spot so special and unique, as a channel or crack in the Barrier Reef that sits along the coast of Belize, there is a strong current to feed the area moving through here. The reserve status also means that the reef is intact here because it is protected.