Belize is a beautiful Central American country located on the Caribbean. The lush rain forests, beautiful beaches, and amazing culture are only part of what this country has to offer. Belize is also one of the most fantastic places in the world to go diving.
Belize is ranked as one of the top destinations in the world for scuba diving. Home to the longest reef in the Western Hemisphere and over 400 islands along the 185 miles of white sand beaches, Belize is a paradise for those who desire to snorkel or dive in the warm Caribbean waters.
Not A Certified Diver? No Problem
Anyone over the age of 10 can easily become a certified diver in Belize. Classes are offered throughout the country and many resorts have special programs that allow you to get certified as part of your package deal.
Think about it. You can become a certified diver in one of the most beautiful places on earth. What could be better? Most programs are completed in just three days. Of course, each of those days is filled with training and diving so that you are well prepared. Then, once you are certified, you can explore one or more of the following dive areas in Belize
• The Blue Hole – Perhaps one of the most unique and world renowned places to dive, the Blue Hole is a spectacular dive experience. This dive will reward you with magnificent sights and a chance to see reef and bull sharks as you explore the stalactites and other reef formations.
• Long Caye Wall or Glovers Atoll – Diving here will seem surreal. The large orange elephant ear and tube sponges are magnificent to see and the reef is teeming with all types of fish. You may even see some of the rays and garden eels that love this area.
• Gladden Spit Marine Reserve– This area is where the reef begins to curve and end. However, do not let this deter you. This is the best place in all of Belize to swim with the Whale Sharks.
These are just a few of the many diving opportunities that you can enjoy during your visit to Belize.
If you are planning to visit Belize, you are encouraged to stay at Yok Ha, a premier all inclusive Belize resort located on its own private island. Here you will enjoy all the comforts and delights that Belize has to offer, including a chance to become a certified diver.