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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on September 26, 2018

Why Belize Must be on Your Diving Bucket List

When it comes to picturesque locations for diving, Belize is right up there. It’s the second least populated nation in Central America, found between Mexico and Guatemala. This little place has everything for the diver and for anyone who’s looking for more than just adventure under the water. Full of exploration, adventure and relaxation, with its fair amount of romance above and below the wat

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on May 23, 2013

Great satellite photo of Long Caye on Glover’s Reef

We love maps and photos that show different perspectives on the location of our island, Long Caye. This satellite photo, taken in May 2001, shows Glover’s Reef (indicated by the red arrow, which specifically points to the location of Long Caye on the outside edge of the atoll) outside the main barrier reef off the coastline of Belize (indicated by the thin yellow line).

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on October 18, 2012

Belize and Mesoamerican Reef featured in National Geographic Magazine

National Geographic Magazine’s October issue highlights the beauty of Belize’s Great Barrier Reef which, along with Glover’s Reef Atoll, is part of the same reef system – the Mesoamerican Reef. The Mesoamerican Reef, described in the article as “half the length of its famous Australian counterpart but in many ways more remarkable,” contains Belize’s Great Barrier Ree

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on April 6, 2012

Snorkeling up to a large twin brain coral

Belize snorkeling video filmed at The Aquarium, near Long Caye at Glover’s Reef, Belize.

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on March 21, 2012

Actor Ted Danson blogs to save Belize reefs from offshore drilling

Actor Ted Danson, (Cheers, Becker, Curb Your Enthusiasm) posted an informative article on the Huffington Post today detailing the struggle in Belize to save the Belize Barrier Reef (and offshore atolls like Glover’s Reef) from the potential dangers imposed by offshore drilling. Danson writes: In Belize, thousands of citizens are in an uproar about the government’s determination to dril

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on March 1, 2012

A tale of three Belize atolls

Melanie Mcfield is the Director of the Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative and wrote this stellar article for Destination Belize Magazine, which begins by talking about Glover’s Reef. In the photo below, the three atolls of Belize, clockwise from left, are Turneffe Islands, Lighthouse Reef, Glover’s Reef. Our private island, Long Caye, is located at Glover’s Reef. Charles

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on July 21, 2011

On my way to Belize

I left Moab at 6:30 am this morning and drove to Grand Junction, Colorado. “Junction” is the big city to us. Moabites go there to see doctors and buy stuff. Today I finalized our color Belize brochure for printing. (It is already available to download from our home page.) When I return from Belize a week from today, I get to pick up a few boxes of them on my way home. We won’t do the big mai

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on July 19, 2010

Coral Reef Ecosystem

A coral reef in the sea is like an oasis in the desert. Tropical seas are poor in nutrients and devoid of shelter, but the reef teems with life. Food for sea life is found there in the form of algae and small fish and crustaceans for larger fish to eat. Protection for sea life is also provided in the form of elaborate architecture that provides shelter from both wave action and from predators. The

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