Wonders of Belize

Top 10 best places to go when you're on a vacation in BElize


No 7

Three Atolls


As well as the Blue Hole and the Great Maya Reef, Belize has 3 of only 4 atolls in the western hemisphere. Atolls are rings of coral reefs and coral islands that encircle a shallow lagoon. The three in Belize, Turneffe Atoll, Lighthouse Reef and Glover's Reef offer spectacular clear water, drift dives, creek dives and incredible wall dives starting at 25 feet/7.5 m and decending to 7000 feet/2134 m.

Located 30 miles from Belize City, Turneffe is the largest atoll with a famous "Elbow" dive that includes a steep sloping drop off as well as a shallow reef. Glover's atoll is named after the 17th century pirate, John Glover who launched raids on Spanish Galleons from the atoll's 80 square mile lagoon. Lighthouse reef is home to the famous Blue Hole, as well as other popular sites, Half Moon Caye and Long Caye.

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