The coral reef is an amazing place -it is so beautiful and there is so much action! Fish are swimming all around going about their business: guarding eggs, protecting their territory, finding food, finding shelter, looking for mates, getting their teeth cleaned, or their wounds checked
There is rush hour too when fish are feeding or there is a change of guard when the day time critters go to sleep and the nocturnal creatures come out. All this activity occurs against a backdrop of beautiful coral in many different shapes and colors that would remind you of a spring garden. Sprinkle in a couple passing rays, turtles, manatees and sharks, and now you have the Belize Barrier Reef. Right now while you read this there is a whole other world under the sea living on the Belize Barrier Reef waiting for you to explore!
Where do we go?
We have some very special snorkeling sites that we like to take our guests. They are along the Belize Barrier Reef from Gallow’s Point to Sergeant’s Caye and even Goff’s Caye upon request. Where we go depends on the group and weather conditions.
What are the water depths and water conditions like?
The snorkeling sites are within 5-15 feet of water so you can see the corals and reef fish and other marine life up-close and take some amazing pictures if you bring and underwater camera.
The snorkel sites are inside the Belize Barrier Reef and are protected from the easterly winds so the waters are usually calm and clear.
How do we get into and out of the water?
Before getting into the water your professional Snorkel Master will do a snorkel briefing summarizing snorkeling techniques and go over the snorkeling plan. You will learn how to prepare your mask so you have the best view underwater! We usually use Joy dish soap but if you have sensitive eyes you can bring you own baby shampoo.
Once your equipment is ready you will sit on the side of the boat, called the gunwale, and put you fins and mask and snorkel on. Then you will ease yourself into the water. To get out of the water there will be a ladder that you will need to climb up. It is a sturdy ladder that you can easily pull yourself up on and our Captain will be there to assist. Before getting out of the water you will take off your fins and pass them up to the Captain, and then jump in the boat and move forward making room for others to get in. Your Captain will pass you your gear so you can keep it together near your seat.
What’s for Lunch?
Time permitting we usually stop on one of the many small islands inside the reef to have lunch. The typical lunch served during the day includes turkey or tuna sandwiches or burgers with chips and cookies, soft drinks and water and also fruit. Please let us know when you are booking the trip if there are any dietary restrictions.
Sea Sports Belize is a licensed Tour Operator in Belize by the Belize Tourism Board. Our guides are licensed tour guides and if a diving guide are accredited by PADI, the leader in diver education. In 2005 Sea Sports Belize received an award for Best Tour Operator in Belize. Our staff is from Belize and we know the country well and are eager to share the beauty of Belize with you!