Turneffe Atoll offers spectacular diving at dozens of sites and pleasant sea conditions, making it suitable for divers of all levels.
About an hour boat ride from Caye Caulker, Turneffe Atoll is the largest and most biologically diverse atoll in Belize. The atoll stretches 30 miles long and 10 miles wide. It is sparsely developed and the surrounding ocean waters and habitats are pristine. In 2012, the Belize Fisheries Department developed a management plan to protect the atoll, limit development and encourage sustainable dive tourism and fishing. SCUBA divers will find that the visibility is excellent, ranging from 30 to 45 metres (100 to 150 ft.) on most days. This is the place to enjoy large rays, turtles, eels and schools of snapper, horse-eye jack, and permit. Due to its isolation, coral life flourishes. As one customer put it: “It’s like diving through a forest of coral.” Specific dive site destinations vary.