It’s no surprise that Belize has been named the top dive site in the Western hemisphere for twenty years running. This tiny country boasts the second-longest barrier reef in the world. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site stretching over 560 miles long. The barrier reef is largely protected by marine reserves and is one of the seven underwater wonders of the world. Charles Darwin called it one of “the most remarkable reefs in all of the West Indies”.
The Great Blue Hole is one of the seven wonders of the underwater world and is the only underwater feature visible from space. It is a world-class destination for recreational scuba divers attracted by the opportunity to dive in crystal-clear waters and see myriad species of marine life including tropical fish, spectacular coral formations, nurse sharks, giant groupers, and several types of reef sharks such as the Caribbean reef shark and the Blacktip shark
Belize is also home to three of only four true coral atolls in the western hemisphere, as well as more than 200 coral islands. Coral islands are circular reefs which break the surface causing the center to fill with sand where palm trees, flowers, and mangroves form tiny private jungles.
During the spring and summer Belize is one of the most reliable destinations to view whale sharks. These 40 foot long gentle giants can weigh up to 40,000 pounds, yet pose little danger to divers. You will be able to swim right up to and along with them.
Board your dive right from the pier of the Royal Kahal Beachfront Suites. Our certified instructors will take you on any difficulty of dive. We offer a PADI certification program you can complete during a one-week vacation.
Snorkelers can enjoy all the marine wonders of this amazing island just by wading into the emerald waters right off the Royal Kahal Beachfront Suites. Much of the variety of marine coral and fish in the reef are easily visible from the surface. Known to house some 500 species of reef fish and 86 species of soft and hard coral, marine biologists say these numbers are just a fraction of what is actually waiting to be discovered.