Diving Belize

Diving is not included, but if you are a diver, there are some amazing opportunities to dive while in Belize.

Imagine diving along the reefs edge with nearby turtles, manta rays, or friendly nurse sharks. Here you can find shallow, clear coral gardens and reefs or steep drop-offs into the deep waters of the Caribbean. A natural aquarium teeming with marine life, there is always a wealth of underwater riches in our Caribbean paradise.

Not certified or need a refresher? See our Diving Courses. All of the diving tours can also be experienced through snorkeling. 



Explore a contender of the eight wonders of the world, the Belize Blue Hole. 

Located off the coast of Belize within the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, the Belize Blue Hole is a perfectly circular underwater sinkhole. What was previously a limestone cave system, is now one of the most unique natural creations known as the Belize Blue Hole. As sea levels rose during the last Ice Age, the cave flooded and its roof collapsed into this sinkhole resulting in a marine wonder known for its sparkling blue waters, wealth of coral formations, sharks, and fish, and deep caves filled with stalactites. 



During this time many species of fish, specifically the mutton snapper, use the Gladden Split as a spawning area where they release their eggs. Here, we see whale sharks arrive to feed on these eggs. Whale sharks can be as long as 30 feet. Despite its gigantic size, whale sharks are known to be gentle and curious which make for an interesting dive. When diving for whale sharks you will also see huge schools of fish along this 26-mile long stretch. 

This 2-tank dive site can be reached quite easily from Hopkins as it is located along the Southern coast of the Belize reef. 

For those interested in snorkeling, the Belize Whale Shark Dive Tour can also be offered as a Snorkeling Tour. 


Discover the magical atolls of Belize, true wonders of the world 

The islands along the Belize Barrier Reef are too numerous to name. They include three of the four coral atolls in the Caribbean: Lighthouse Reef (location of the famous diving site the Great Blue Hole), Turneffe Island and Glover's Reef. 

Turneffe Reef Atoll is the largest atoll in Belize, about 30 miles long and 10 miles wide. Unlike the other atolls in Belize that are a collection of sandy cayes, 

Glover’s Reef is the southernmost atoll in Belize and is a protected marine reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site.