About the Reef
The most popular offshore destination in Belize, is Ambergris Caye. The northernmost and the largest of the many cayes is home to the little town of San Pedro. Singer and songwriter Madonna once sang about this beloved island in her song named, "Isla Bonita". Ambergris' sandy streets are filled with charming shops and great restaurants just off the shore of the Caribbean Sea. The dive environment includes over 20 miles of barrier reef that runs parallel to the island. This island offers divers more than 40 named dive sites can be reached from your resort each and every day of your visit!
One of the most popular sites is Hol Chan Marine Park, the country's first and best-known marine sanctuary. This site alone has more than six dive sites in addition to the famous Shark-Ray Alley, with a swarm of friendly Nurse Sharks and stingrays. Not far away from the park is the Amigos Ship Wreck, recently sunk as a new diving attraction. Deep dive sites along the outside of the barrier reef include M and M Caverns and Punta Azul Canyons.
From the island of Ambergris Caye you can schedule day and overnight trips. Packages are available to Turneffe Islands Atoll and Lighthouse Reef Atoll, which includes the Great Blue Hole, Belize's most famous dive site.
Ambergris Caye Reef Diving
Ambergris divers' invites you to play 21st Century pirate and explore below our multicolored clear warm waters and beyond.... Our experienced staff guarantees fun and safe diving; for novices and seasoned divers. Ambergris Caye lies 1/2 miles off the 2nd largest Barrier Reef, the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Our people proudly preserving the underwater world have assured the abundant myriad of marine life. Get Details
Bacalar Chico Marine & Wildlife Reserve Day Trip
Over 60 square kilometers, and accessible only by sea, Bacalar Chico one of Belize's newest reserves is located on the northern tip of Ambergris Caye and overlooking the Bay of Chetumal, Mexico. Bacalar Chico is vastly inhabited by birds, crocodiles and marine life. Of special note is the nesting of Green and Loggerhead Turtles in the area. Get Details
Offshore Diving: Blue Hole Day Trip
The Great Blue Hole, discovered by local fishermen and later explored by Jacques Cousteau in the 1970's, will be your first dip into the deep blue to a max depth of 130 feet. You'll explore the greatness of stalactites and stalagmites. Greet bull and reef sharks gliding over the hole and swiftly plunging into the abyss.... Get Details
Turneffe Atoll Day Trip
This dive trip offers 3 dives with many sites to choose from. The most famous is located on the southern tip known as The Elbow. A wall multilevel drift dive, because of the current attracts schools of game fish and an occasional hammerhead shark. Gorgonians, huge sponges and ecentric toad fish; of course apart from the beautiful coral formations are an attraction at this site. Get Details
For those who prefer to soak up the sun while enjoying the array of marine life just below, snorkeling trips are also available to many sites along the reef. Belize boasts 60% of its geography as either a natural park or protected area or to become one. Get Details