The premier Belize snorkeling and diving location, Glovers Reef Belize is hard to get to but well worth it, because the snorkeling and diving are right there when you get there. None of the islands out at Glover’s offer day trips because it is just too far, you have to go for at least half a week. This protected area is not over-fished and the underwater life is stunning. This is one of the few places in the country where you can snorkel from shore, rather than having to take a boat.
It is common to see a hundred creatures in one short snorkel: French Angelfish, Stoplight Parrotfish, Indigo Hamlet, Loggerhead Turtle, Nurse Shark, Queen Angelfish, Sargent Major, Blue Head Wrasse, Red Lip Blenny, Juvenile Yellow Tail Damselfish, Blue Tang, Queen Triggerfish, Midnight Parrotfish, Spotted Trunkfish, Lizard Fish, Black Grouper, to name a few, plus dozens of species of sponges and corals.
Sample rates: five night all inclusive package from Belize City, includes snorkeling up to two times/day, plus 9 other water sports, $1525/person
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