Lighthouse Reef  — a small atoll 70km from mainland — hosts many dive sites but perhaps the most awe-inspiring in the famous Blue Hole: a collapsed cave risen from the ocean’s floor, leaving a deep geological mystery bursting with aquatic wildlife. A geological mystery Other sites include Silver Caves. Long Caye Wall, Coral Gardens and…

5 things we can do to help the endangered American Crocodile. The American Crocodile was officially discovered and documented in 1807 and named Crocodylus acutus. However, many thought the species to be an alligator — after much deliberation it was finally categorized as a crocodile 1822. Off the endangered species list Although the American Crocodile…

Halfmoon Caye Natural Monument is an island within the Lighthouse Reef Atoll system, 13 miles (20 km) east of Turneffe Atoll and therefore incredibly isolated. The most diverse atoll Before reaching Halfmoon Caye, Blackbird guests will be able to experience the wonders of Turneffe Atoll — the largest and most biologically diverse atoll in the…

5 interesting facts about Turneffe Atoll system. The largest atoll in Belize The Turneffe Atoll is located just over 24 miles (39 km) east of Belize City and is surrounded by intensely coloured waters, which glisten vivid blue, green and turquoise. An atoll is a ring-shaped reef, island or chain of islands formed of coral….

“Sea” and respect … Turneffe’s multiple-use reserve helps protect a globally important coral reef ecosystem “Sea” and Respect…Turneffe’s multiple-use reserve helps protect a globally important coral ecosystem < Millions of organisms In 2012, with the supervision and financial support of multiple non-profit organizations, the Turneffe Atoll System was declared a multiple-use marine reserve.  This was…

< The world’s largest Manatee population The Meso-America Reef System is home to one of the world’s largest populations of manatees — estimated to number anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500! The population thrive in and around Turneffe Atoll, which is approximately 30 miles (38 km) long and 10 miles (16 km) wide — it is…

7 Reasons why Turneffe should be on your bucket list. Over 60 species of birds The Turneffe Atoll System is the largest atoll in the Caribbean. That statement alone should be reason enough for you to put it on your bucket list of things to do when scuba diving in Belize. What are 6 other…

The Great Barrier Reef’s little cousin, differences and similarities between the two. Over 2,900 individual reefs The Mesoamerican Reef region lies within the Caribbean Sea and spans the coasts of Mexico, Belize Guatamala and Honduras. It is the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, stretching almost 700 miles (1125 km) from the northern point…

The largest and most diverse atoll Located at the southernmost point of Turneffe Atoll, The Elbow is regarded by many as one of the most diverse and exciting diving spots in the region. Turneffe Atoll — the largest and most biologically diverse atoll in the western hemisphere — supports a wide range of diverse aquatic…

Is the diving really that good at Blackbird? “The best vacation we ever had” For those of you locked up in your office today, here is something to brighten your spirits, consider a trip the ecologically stunning turneffe atoll, the home of Blackbird Caye Resort. Thinking about booking a holiday with Blackbird Caye Resort? Look…

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