8 Best Dive Sites in Belize in 2024




🌴 Belize is renowned as one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world offering incredible marine biodiversity and stunning underwater landscapes. The Belize Barrier Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second-largest barrier reef system in the world.

The 8 Best Dive Sites in Belize

As rated on TheScubaDirectory

Half Moon Wall, Lighthouse Reef

  (2 reviews)
Dive Type:
Boat Salt water Wall

Half Moon Wall, Lighthouse Reef Dive Site

Half Moon Wall is a typical second dive following the Blue Hole. With excellent visibility, beautiful coral, and a wide range of marine life, this site is a favourite amongst divers of all levels.

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Esmeralda Canyons, San Pedro

  (1 review)
Dive Type:
Boat Salt water Swim through

Esmeralda Canyons, San Pedro Dive Site

Amazing coral canyons and swim-throughs are just a short boat ride away! Esmeralda Canyons features multiple coal canyons that have been said to replicate bookshelves in an Ocean library.

Be sure to bring you camera as this site is also know for turtle and shark sightings.

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The Abyss, South Water Caye

  (1 review)
Dive Type:
Boat Deep (80ft/24.5m) Salt water Wall

The Abyss, South Water Caye Dive Site

The Abyss dive site starts shallow at about 40 feet. As you make your way toward the wall, you’ll swim over a beautiful coral reef teeming with life. When you arrive at the edge of the reef, take a moment to look out into the deep blue Abyss and immerse yourself in the beauty of the ocean.

The wall itself is impressive and visibility often exceeds 100 ft (30 m).

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Half Moon Caye, Half Moon Caye

  (1 review)
Dive Type:
Boat Deep (80ft/24.5m) Wall

Half Moon Caye, Half Moon Caye Dive Site

Half Moon Caye has equal beauty both above and below the oceans surface. The small island is a bird sanctuary and features white sand beaches and palm trees, making it a great spot for a surface interval.

Below the surface, you’ll see a variety of corals, sponges, sea fans, and an array of marine life.

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The Great Blue Hole, Lighthouse Reef

  (4 reviews)
Dive Type:
Boat Deep (80ft/24.5m) Salt water

The Great Blue Hole, Lighthouse Reef Dive Site

The Great Blue Hole is one of the most famous and iconic dive sites in Belize and the world. Located near the center of Lighthouse Reef, about 43 miles (70 kilometers) from the mainland of Belize, the Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole that measures approximately 984 ft (300 m) in diameter and 410 ft (125 m) in depth.

Divers can explore underwater stalactite formations and encounter various marine species including reef sharks, groupers, and other reef fish.

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Long Caye Aquarium, Lighthouse Reef

  (2 reviews)
Dive Type:
Boat Salt water Snorkel site Wall

Long Caye Aquarium, Lighthouse Reef Dive Site

The reef at Long Caye Aquarium is referred to as a table-top formation and features a flat area that is covered in different corals. As you swim deeper toward the wall, expect to be surrounded by schools of reef fish and keep an lookout for reef sharks and tiger grouper.

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Curlew Wall, South Water Caye

  (1 review)
Dive Type:
Boat Salt water Snorkel site Wall

Curlew Wall, South Water Caye Dive Site

The reef at Long Caye Aquarium is referred to as a table-top formation and features a flat area that is covered in different corals. As you swim deeper toward the wall, expect to be surrounded by schools of reef fish and keep an lookout for reef sharks and tiger grouper.

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Buena Vista Canyons, Ambergris Caye

  (2 reviews)
Dive Type:
Boat Salt water Snorkel site Wall

Buena Vista Canyons, Ambergris Caye Dive Site

The reef at Long Caye Aquarium is referred to as a table-top formation and features a flat area that is covered in different corals. As you swim deeper toward the wall, expect to be surrounded by schools of reef fish and keep an lookout for reef sharks and tiger grouper.

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