Discover the best of Belize scuba diving and snorkeling sites on the Belize Barrier Reef, Placencia
We invite you to see the best of what Belize has to offer both above and below the water by staying in Placencia village on one of our Belize scuba diving and accommodation packages. Placencia is the real Belize, with a caring and friendly English speaking community, beautiful beaches, affordable and authentic restaurants and a variety of tours and services available.
The Belize Barrier reef system is the second largest barrier reef system in the world, after the Australian Great Barrier Reef, and is the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. The Belize Barrier reef runs for 320 kilometers/200 miles, and it encloses 450 islets and islands, that are known locally as cayes. Belize has one of the lowest population densities in Central America, and around 25% of it is protected as parks and reserves. Due to the lack of development on the shoreline, and the distance of the reef from the mainland, the corals and aquatic life are some of the most diverse and abundant in the Caribbean.
Although the Northern parts of Belize, such as Ambergis Caye and Caye Caulker, have seen commercial development and mass tourism, the Southern parts of Belize have retained their authentic charm and developed a tourism infrastructure in a sustainable manner, offering services and accommodation from budget to the highest luxury standards.
The small peninsular village of Placencia, is ideally located in the South to be closest to the healthiest and most vibrant sections of the Belize Barrier reef. From Placencia, scuba divers and snorkelers have short boat rides to the UNESCO world heritage site of Glovers Reef, and the famous spawning ground and Whale shark feeding site of Gladden Spit. In partnership with Northern dive operators on Ambergris Caye we also have scuba diving packages that include visits to the Belize Blue Hole.
The diving on the Placencia reefs is some of the best in Belize, and we have a variety of scuba diving and snorkeling packages available.
Please use the vertical menu bar to the right of this page for more information. The 'Dive Sites' and 'Snorkel trips' sections gives you more information on the different sections of the Belize Barrier Reef and sites.
For details on our day diving trips for fun divers and passing travelers please read the section 'Dive Trips'.
Please feel free to contact us for specific questions on our diving or snorkelling trips.