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  • Belize / Turneffe Atoll - August 2021

Belize / Turneffe Atoll - August 2021

Seal Sports shop trip to beautiful Belize \ Turneffe Atoll at Belize Dive Haven

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$1,999.99

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Welcome to Belize!  Situated in the middle of the second largest barrier reef in the world, Belize is a diver's dream and a bucket list must do.  Join Seal Sports for a week diving the pristine waters around the Turneffe Atoll, a world renowned dive location know for its vast diversity of marine life from micro species of nudibranchs, to vast species of fish, to manatees, to whale sharks and everything in between.  Jump in for this amazing trip!

 

  • 8 days/7 nights in a large air-conditioned room with a balcony
  • 3 boat dives per day/17 dives in total at pristine, untouched dive sites 
  • Upgrade - Afternoon dive to night dive
  • 3 set meals freshly prepared daily from locally sourced ingredients (we can accommodate dietary restrictions as required)
  • Enjoy our magnificent 260 ft swimming pool – the largest in the hemisphere
  • Private Round trip ground transfers from the airport to the Marina and Round trip boat transfers from the Marina to the Resort
  • Double Diver including tax is 1999.99 per person
  • Double Non Diver including tax is 1599.99 per person
  • Single Supplement is plus 250.00 on top of the Double Diver price
  • Nitrox is 150.00 for the week paid direct at the resort

Explore the Beauty of Belize Barrier Reef 

The Belize barrier reef is the largest living reef in the northern hemisphere, with an area that stretches about 300 kilometres. The reef is a UNESCO heritage site, and it’s the second-largest reef system in the world with its seven sites (Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, Great Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye, South Water Caye, Glovers Reef, Laughing Bird Caye and Sapodilla Cayes) showcasing how a reef develops.

The reef is home to numerous threatened species, such as the West Indian manatee, the green turtle, the hawksbill turtle, the loggerhead turtle and the American crocodile. The largest West Indian manatee population lives in the area, with numbers of between 300 to 700.

You’ll be exposed to all kinds of plant life, with the reef boasting 178 types of plants that grow on land and 247 types of plants that grow in the water. During your ocean explorations, you have the chance to see over 500 types of fish, 65 marine corals, along with many different kinds of sponges, crustaceans and molluscs.

The reef stands out thanks to its untouched, pure condition and large size. It also has unique features, including many different reef types in one area, atolls and mangrove cays located away from the shore.

Lighthouse Reef:

This is one of the most infamous atolls since it’s where the Great Blue Hole is located. While it’s the smallest of Belize’s atolls since it only covers an area of about 200 square kilometres, there’s lots to be seen in these crystal clear waters. The Half Moon Caye natural monument can also be found in the southeast part of the reef.

Glovers Reef:

This atoll is home to king mackerel, eagle rays, bonefish, tarpon, groupers and many other sea creatures, along with astonishing coral formations and sea sponges. But the main creatures you’ll want to see are the gentle whale sharks commonly seen in this area between April to June. They’re a rare sight around the world and Belize is the place to catch a glimpse of them, much less swim with them if you’d like.

The Aquarium:

Located on the southern tip of Turneffe Atoll, The Aquarium (also called Long Caye Aquarium) is a popular Belize dive destination because it attracts a variety of colourful marine life and has a magnificent 50-foot wall.

Often overlooked because of its proximity to the Great Blue Hole, this Belize barrier reef destination is teaming in schools of fish that live within the lush coral gardens and is always a favourite dive destination for our guests. Starting at the tabletop formation, your dive excursion will have you surrounded in colour and provide you opportunities for brilliant photographs of coral, cleaning stations, and sea life. From there, your dive leaders will lead you to the wall where you can head into the deep blue waters to explore the black coral formations and seek our larger fish like tiger groups and barracudas.

Turneffe Atoll:

This atoll is one of the best dive areas in Belize, with more than 70 sites to visit. You’ll be staying in the heart of it all. During your diving adventure, you’ll have sufficient cover from mangroves in the area and access to a shallow lagoon. The area is home to many schools of colourful fish, such as baitfish, cubera snappers, tiger grouper, filefish and white-spotted toadfish, along with other aquatic life, such as manta rays, hammerhead sharks, eagle rays, turtles, nurse sharks and reef sharks. 

You’ll be able to spot these amazing creatures from afar thanks to this area’s underwater visibility of 100 to 150 feet.

This is Belize’s largest atoll, which stretches as far as 50 kilometres, and it’s more suited for pro divers thanks to the area’s strong underwater current and walls.

Find out more about the different diving sites the Belize barrier reef has to offer and what you need to know about diving.https://belizedivehaven.com/scuba-dive-in-belize/

Whale Sharks in Belize

Swim among some of the largest sharks alive while scuba diving in Belize. The whale sharks are a majestic creature that grows to a massive size of 40 feet (12 metres) and an average weight of 20.6 tons, which means they have large appetites. But don’t worry, these sharks are carnivores but they only eat plankton, which they feast upon by opening their mouths and having their teeth filter their meals for them.

You’ll recognize these sharks by their flattened head, gray bodies filled with white spots and their white belly. You’ll have the best chance of seeing them between March to June, a few days after a full moon since they swim to Gladden Spit or the Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, which is about 40 kilometres from the town of Placencia.

Other types of sharks, such as the nurse shark, reef shark and hammerhead shark, call the barrier reef home and there are all sorts of other colourful fish you’re bound to see during your expedition, such as barracudas, clownfish and parrotfish.

The size of these whale sharks in Belize makes them intimidating-looking creatures since they can grow to be the size of a school bus, but they’re very docile creatures. Whale sharks are a threatened species that enjoy the warm tropical temperatures of the Caribbean sea. They’re known to migrate during the spring to the central west coast of Australia. These are typically elusive fish since they only live in warmer waters and diving in Belize will let you feast your eyes on this titan’s beauty.

Whale sharks are also only one of the few notable creatures you’ll see on your dive since Belize is home to about 600 different fish and 40 different kinds of coral. Other types of sharks, such as the nurse shark, reef shark and hammerhead shark, call the barrier reef home and there are all sorts of other colourful fish of the reef you’re bound to see during your expedition, such as barracudas, clownfish and parrotfish. Don’t worry if you’re not able to identify them on first glance since most boats have fish identifier cards. During your diving journey, be on the lookout for West Indian manatees lounging in coastal lagoons.

Marvel at the whale shark’s grace while you swim along Belize’s coral reefs and explore the gorgeous underwater world that only few get a chance to lay their eyes on.

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