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5 Reasons to Go Scuba Diving on Ambergris Caye

Posted by ECBR on Jun 26, 2014 9:20:00 AM

Sea Trek in Ambergris Caye, BelizeLocated just off the mainland of Belize, Ambergris Caye is a stunning destination where visitors can unwind, relax under the sunny skies and discover an exciting new cultural and culinary landscape.

One of the most popular things to do is checking out what's underwater by going on a scuba diving excursion. Here are five of the many reasons to go diving on Ambergris Caye.

1. The Belize Barrier Reef

Although Australia's Great Barrier Reef is often the one that people remember, the Belize Barrier Reef is actually the second-largest reef in the world. Ambergris Caye is just a short boat ride from the reef, which means that you'll be minutes away from an incredible underwater world of reef fish, coral and brilliant colors.

2. Affordable Cost of Diving

Many aspiring divers end up skipping this fun pastime because they are worried about the expense. In many beach resort areas around the world, diving can be pricey, but in Ambergris Caye, thanks to the low overall cost of living, diving doesn't have to be expensive.

Whether you want to learn the ropes with a two-day course or dive among sharks in Shark Ray Alley, it can be an affordable way to spend your time in Belize.

3. The Hol Chan Marine Reserve

There is no shortage of amazing places to go diving in Ambergris Caye, but one of the most popular and extraordinary destinations is the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. The reserve is just 4 miles away from the city of San Pedro, and it occupies a whopping 3 square miles of the ocean.

There is a large cut in the reef that goes 35 feet deep, which is perfect for divers who want to get a closer look at the eels and fish that live within.

4. Excellent Beginner's Diving Courses

Another fantastic reason to try scuba while on Ambergris Caye is because you don't have to be an expert to get started. There are a number of courses to help absolute beginners get the hang of breathing through a respirator and carrying a tank, and you can even get certified to dive on your own in the future. There are plenty of basic dives that offer breathtaking views without big risks.

5. Advanced Options for Experienced Divers

Of course, many divers in Ambergris Caye want a little more of a challenge. In these cases, private charter tours can take you further out to sea for advanced diving. If you are really feeling adventurous, you might even try scuba at night, which reveals a whole new world living in the ocean.

Diving is one of the most popular vacation pastimes on Ambergris Caye, and it is easy to see why. Click here for more information on how to add scuba to your next getaway in Belize.

ECBR

Written by ECBR