Top 5: Diving spots in Belize
With abundant marine life and a sprawling barrier reef, Belize should be on every diver’s watery wish list
01 North Wall, Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve
A favourite for local dive masters. Descend to 35ft and swim east on the gradual slope to see loggerhead turtles, spotted eagle rays, schools of horse-eye jacks and maybe hammerhead sharks. There are coral formations and overhangs with sponges. Don’t miss a post-dive snorkel — with turtles, southern stingrays and nurse sharks — inside the reef, where local fishermen clean their catch.
02 Half Moon Caye Wall, Lighthouse Reef
This site features seagrass, sandy slopes and a sheer wall. Drop down 30ft and head south to find the wall’s swim throughs. See cruising groupers, yellowtail snappers, spotted eagle rays and barracudas. Try to spot camouflage frogfish and listen for the sound of toadfish hidden in the wall crevices.