Dive Guide for Belize
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 Great Blue Hole is one of Belize's most famous dive sites and a bucket-list destination for many divers. Located off the coast of Belize in the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, it is a massive underwater sinkhole that measures around 1,000 feet (300 meters) across and 400 feet (120 meters) deep. Diving in the Great Blue Hole offers a unique experience to explore its impressive stalactite formations and encounter marine species like Caribbean reef sharks.
Belize is known for its whale shark encounters particularly around the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve. From March to June, during the full moon, whale sharks migrate to the area to feed on the spawning eggs of fish. Snorkelers and divers can swim alongside these gentle giants which can reach lengths of up to 40 feet (12 meters).
Belize Dive Sites
Types of dives in BelizeBoat Salt water Swim through Current Snorkel site Deep (80ft/24.5m) Wall
When to dive in Belize
The best time of year to go diving in Belize is during the dry season which typically runs from late November to April. This period offers the most favorable diving conditions with warm temperatures, calm seas, and excellent visibility underwater. If you are hoping to see Whale Sharks, the peak season for sightings is typically from March to June.