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Belize has remained the best kept secret in the Caribbean. Belize lies 700 miles south of Miami on the east coast of Central America in the heart of the Caribbean Basin, Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula to the north, bordering Guatemala to the west and south, and flanked by the Caribbean Sea to the east. Its greatest length is 174 miles and its greatest width is 68 miles. Of great interest to scuba divers is that offshore lies the second largest barrier reef in the world, which extends over 185 miles. Also there is the world's largest and most renowned Belize's Blue Hole, first explored by Jacques Cousteau. Inside the barrier reef there are 450 emerald green cayes, of which only a few are inhabited.
Diving Highlights: Although visibility along the Barrier Reef can get poor (20-30 feet) during high winds, diving on the leeward side of the atolls usually guarantees visibility in excess of 100 feet. You'll see jacks, tarpon, and barracuda.
Belize Weather: November to January are traditionally the coolest months, May to September are the warmest. Mountain temperatures are several degrees cooler than at the coast.
Belize's Air Temperature:
Day: 79° F Night: 68° F
Belize Water Temperature:
79° - 84° F
|Sheri Ann Richerson|