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LeisurePro Tip: Belize, located in Central America, is a little-known scuba diving destination. With its coral reefs and coral sand caves, Belize's oceanic beauty is unrivaled. Moreover, with its varied coastal terrain and marine habitats, you'll get to see many different kinds of sea life, including bull sharks, sting rays and whale sharks.
The Belize Barrier Reef will impress even the most seasoned scuba diver with by its enormous size. At 185 miles long, the Belize Barrier Reef is the longest in the Western Hemisphere. Belize scuba diving is also home to the famous Great Blue Hole, which is over 200 feet deep.
The diving in Belize ranges from shore diving to deep diving. About a mile out, the distance from the surface to the ocean floor is over 2,600 feet.
Before your trip to Belize, make reservations to rent or buy your dive gear from any number of stores or shops selling scuba equipment, online or off, or from some of the shops and many beautiful resorts near the Barrier Reef.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|