Belize offers an underwater diving
majesty, big islands, hundreds of smaller offshore
isles, three huge and distinctive coral atolls, and the
second largest barrier reef that seems endless. Where
the hurricanes have had little effect, the underwater world is
filled with shallow gardens of corals, steep drop-offs
speckled with colourful fish vibrant sponges and other
marine life. With the world famous Blue Hole it's no
wonder that Belize is one of the world's
most suited diving vacation resorts.
A dive at Gladden
Spit is absolutely stunning, where for up to 10 days after
the full moon, March through June, awesome but gentle
whale sharks (the world's largest fish, up to 60
feet long) gather to feast on the eggs of cubera snapper
and other fish that spawn in huge quantities at these
What a feeling! A huge 15 m
Whale Shark swimming directly towards you. This massive
fish was only 1 m away from me. I looked into his left eye. I
couldn't breath anymore. I couldn't move anymore. I had no fear.
I was fascinated by the slow, gentle motion of this giant.
Apart from the
excellent diving and snorkelling there are many other
great things to do, like exploring the tropical
rain forest, have a swim under a waterfall, discover
caves, climb Maya temples or spot a Jaguar, Toucan
or other rare animals.