Scuba Diving off 46' Polynesian sailboat:
Diving the Belize Barrier Reef
With a total length of almost 300 km (190 miles), the Belize Barrier Reef is the longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere and the second longest in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. It follows the continental shelf off the coast of Belize at a distance from the mainland between 1 km (1100 yards) in the north and 40 km (25 miles) in the south.
The Belize Barrier Reef is an incredibly diverse ecosystem. More than 65 species of coral and over 300 species of fish can be found here, making the reef the most diverse marine ecosystem in the Caribbean. The reef and its inhabitants also attract many large animals like turtles and sea birds.
46' Polynesian Sailboat has been sailing the islands at the southern end of the Belize Barrier Reef since 1990 and we'll take you to the most beautiful and exciting areas for diving and snorkeling. Diving the Belize Barrier Reef and Islands will be an unforgettable experience!
During your Belize tour you will visit Franks Caye, a beautiful and idyllic private island of five acres in the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve in the south of Belize. Franks Caye is home to Reef Conservation International, an NGO that works hard to study and protect the Belize Barrier Reef.
Diving off 46' Polynesian Sailboat.
While we are at Franks Caye, you will have the opportunity to dive in this area of stunning natural beauty. During the dives you will be accompanied by an experienced local divemaster and see coral of every type, turtles, reef sharks and all kinds of tropical fish. There are several wall dives that are unbelievable.
Each dive during the trip is US$40, which must be paid at the conservation company not a dive center in Belize. One to five dives is the maximum per person.
For those who are not Open Water certified we offer a short introduction on diving ("Discover Scuba") and will take you diving not more than 20 ft (6 meters). The Discover Scuba course costs only US$75 and is a great way to find out if you want to continue later and take a PADI course. You will be in close contact with your dive master at all times during the dive.
Diving is an extra additive for those who would like to dive or enjoy the experience of a dive. Seven dives is the maximum per person. For those who are taking our sailing trip only for diving and there is bad weather, a problem with the dive equipment or the Dive Master cannot dive, there will be no refund for the sailing trip you paid for.