Diving Holidays in Belize
The only English speaking country in Central America, Belize is warm and welcoming, offering unbelievable adventure on the mainland and along the second longest barrier reef in the world, stretching 300 kilometres. This unspoilt, peaceful nation sits between Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west. Numerous mangrove systems both offshore and along the coast create a tremendous wetland environment. Inland there are mountains, tropical rainforests and the Mayan heritage to discover. World-class dive sites can be explored in the protected lagoons, along the walls of the barrier reef and on the outer offshore atolls, the 'Blue Hole' on Lighthouse Reef being the most famous. Divers head to Gladden Spit from Apr-Jun for the best opportunity of a whale shark encounter during the annual migration season.
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Belize Discovered - 15 days
Belize is blessed with an amazing variety of diving opportunities and a prolific wildlife, with plenty of adventure to be had on land or at sea.Tour type: Tailor-made | More
Guatemala & Belize - 14 days
This 14 day holiday makes for a wonderful combination. Guatemala is Central America in miniature and has everything from ancient Mayan ruins to tropical rainforests, colonial churches to Indian market…Tour type: Tailor-made | More
Hamanasi Extension - 5 days
Not much time but would like to see a little of what Belize has to offer, then this 5 day extension is ideal!Tour type: Tailor-made | More
The Lodge at Chaa Creek - 4 days
This 4-day extension takes you to an idyllic jungle lodge, with abundant wildlife, overlooking the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, near the spectacular Mayan ruins at Tikal.Tour type: Tailor-made | More
Whale Sharks in Belize
Head to Placencia (Apr-Jun), where divers and snorkellers have a unique opportunity to spot whale sharks which may, if in playful mood, remain in the vicinity for long periods of time.Tour type: Tailor-made | More
We had a great holiday in Belize and saw a pod of whale sharks. Both Hamanasi and Turneffe were excellent resorts. I would definitely recommend the latter over the former for the diving as it is close to the reef and the dive operation is fantastic. This having been said, there are no whale sharks near Turneffe and you cannot see the Mayan ruins, which are spectacular. So the two site option for Brits travelling that far is a great recommendation.
Steve P, April 2011