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Belize, Latin America

Belize is one of the top 10 scuba diving destinations in the world. This central American country has it's own barrier reef at over 185 miles in length in full view as you fly into Belize city stretching along the Caribbean sea. Second only to the Great Barrier reef in Australia and one of the only true atolls in the Western Hemisphere, Belize offers much and you can dive the best sites aboard a luxury liveaboard in comfort. This is a small, welcoming country known for it’s rainforest, Mayan culture and non-commercial way of life. Orginal a British colonial outpost, the official language is still English.

Diving
Belize is known as a wall diver's paradise with huge crimson gorgonian and giant ear sponges plus morays, spiny lobsters and tiny crabs hiding in every crack, crevice, cave and tunnels of these beautiful coral formations.Tiny cayes and atolls rise up from the depths, creating sheer walls that are home to tarpon, massive grouper, turtles and schooling jacks. The mystical Blue Hole – a vast submerged cave system which reaches to a depth of 145m. Also the Turneffe and Glover coral reef rings are some of the best dive sites in the world. The Elbow drop off at the southern end of Turneffe island provides amazing viewing of jacks or barracuda to ray, sharks, dophin and even orca whales. Belize offers some of the best diving in the Caribbean with all manner of coral reefs, sea life and protected, world heritage sites to escape to. A great year round destination.

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Diving Conditions

Liveaboard Wreck Diving

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Best Time: Year round (Aug - Oct hurricane season).

Average Air temps: 23-27°C (74-80°F) Oct-Mar,  25-35°C (78-95°F)  Sept-Apr

Average Water temps: 26°C (80°F)

Visibility: 20-30m (up to 60m on outer atols).

Top Dive Sites: The Blue Hole (300m diameter), Lighthouse Reef, Turneffe and Glover coral rings, The Elbow drop off (Turneffe Atoll), Gadden Spit (feeding Whale Shark), Wrecks - Myron L & HMS Advice.

Great Reasons to Dive in Belize

  • 185m long Barrier Reef with 7 world heritage reserves
  • Sheer walls & blue holes
  • Submerged caves & deep diving
  • World Class coral reef rings
  • Tarpon, massive grouper, barracuda, turtles & schooling jacks
  • Rays, sharks, dolphins and Orca Whales.
  • Photographer - critters, seagrass & mangroves.
  • Mayan Culture.

 

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.