Snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef

Snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef

I am in a 16-seater flying above the aquamarine waters of Belize, and already my life has changed: Being claustrophobic, I have always avoided anything much smaller than a jet for air travel, yet I’m feeling a mixture of peace and exhilaration in this tiny space with an outsized view of the Caribbean.

It’s a short flight from Belize City to the country’s largest island, Ambergris Caye, and I’m soon in a water taxi speeding to El Pescador, a colonial-style resort facing the big draw of Belize: its barrier reef. The world’s second-largest (after Australia), it’s home to some 500 species of fish, and I am here to swim among them.

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