Can you snorkel from the beach in Belize?
It’s not easy to find Belize snorkeling from shore, but you can snorkel right from our beach at our Belize snorkeling resort. Daily we swim to a favorite nearby snorkel site, or use our kayaks to access an even greater area. Seventeen spots that we explore regularly are shown below on our Belize snorkel map.
Do you need a wetsuit to snorkel in Belize?
The waters of Belize are temperate and clear, making it ideal for divers and snorkelers. Temperatures range from 77-78 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months (November through March) to 83-84 degrees during the summer (April through October). We recommend full 3mm wetsuits during the winter months.
Can you snorkel off the beach in Ambergris Caye?
There is snorkeling from the beach at a number of the outer Island resorts, such as Slickrock at Glover’s Atoll. On the north end of Ambergris Caye the reef touches the shore and you can snorkel from shore to the reef safely at Tranquility Bay Resort.
What Caribbean island has the best snorkeling?
Best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean
- Jamaica. A small island offshore from Negril, Booby Cay is also one of the best spots for snorkel newbies who might not be up to venturing into deeper waters.
- U.S. Virgin Islands.
- The Bahamas.
- Cayman Islands.
Can you snorkel Belize Blue Hole?
The Great Blue Hole, located in the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, is one of Belize’s best-kept secrets. You have an early start at 5:30 am and a 2.5 hours boat ride to the first snorkel stop. It makes it all worth it when you plunge into the blue hole 130ft and snorkel viewing 30ft stalactites while mystical sharks cruise by.
What do you wear to snorkeling in Belize?
For snorkeling in the tropics, a lightweight wetsuit or a spandex/lycra dive suit will keep you from getting cold, especially when spending extended time in the water. Polypropylene or capilene long underwear works as well.
Is Belize good for scuba diving?
With more than 400 islands, white sandy beaches, the longest unbroken barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and 298 kilometers/185 miles of coastline, Belize is a world-class scuba diving destination. While the Blue Hole is Belize best-known dive site, there’s much more to discover.