< 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…

The Aquarium dive site is located within the Lighthouse Atoll and lives true to its name: the area is bursting with aquatic life with an abundance of schooling fish from School Master Snappers, Creole Wrasse, Queen Angelfish, Banded Butterflyfish and Honeycomb Trunkfish. Blackbird will transport guests Renowned for its crystal clear waters — with visibility…

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…

Did you know you can see the Blue Hole from space? 5 facts on how this extraordinary geological anomaly was formed. The Blue Hole is an incredible natural phenomenon and hosts an unparalleled array of fish and coral species. Viewable from space, the structure glows vividly like a turquoise pupil standing alone in the ocean….

“You lying so low in the weeds, I bet you gonna ambush me.” — as sung by Heart in the 70s hit “Barracuda.” And this is exactly how barracuda’s hunt for their prey, using stealth and speed. Barracudas are long, lean hunting machines with sleek bodies that allow them to slice through the water at…

Turneffe Atoll is located just over 24 miles (38 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. At approximately 30 miles (38 km) long and 10 miles (16 km) wide…

Often referred to as the “Jewel of the Caribbean”, the Mesoamerican Reef is a rich tapestry of bold corals, mangrove forests, coastal wetlands and diverse marine life. And while the reefs have endured all nature has to throw their way, including seasonal hurricanes and other natural disasters, the system is not so well equipped to…

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