To get to Turneffe Atoll and the Blue Hole first fly into Belize City, into Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE). There are many direct flights from the United States, Mexico and Guatemala into Belize City. Once in Belize City, you can catch a boat to Turneffe Island; most resorts offer the boat service, but there are also boats for hire. If you have flown into Dangriga Airport (DGA) or San Pedro 's Ambergris Caye Airport (SPR), there are boats to Turneffe Atoll and the Blue Hole from those locations as well.
For those wanting to stay on Turneffe Atoll, there are three great options. Turneffe Flats is a dive destination that offers accommodations and dive excursions, as well as equipment rentals and scuba diving instruction. Located on the eastern rim of Turneffe Atoll, Turneffe Flats is accessible via a 30-minute boat ride from Belize City. The ride takes you near cayes, through the barrier reef and the mangrove channels of Turneffe Atoll. Once at the resort, the reef is not far offshore and there are many great dive sites very close by and all around the atoll. This is a great place to visit the Blue Hole. It is only 13 miles to the east within the Lighthouse Reef to the east of Turneffe Atoll. The second destination on the atoll worth reserving is Turneffe Island Resort, within the confines of the southern tip of the Turneffe Atoll. This is another great dive shop and resort wrapped up into one. Beautiful white sandy beaches surround the resort. The amazing little caye or island that the resort sits on is a launching point for all the great dive sites and snorkeling the atoll has to offer. This is another place you can boat from to access and scuba dive the Blue Hole to the east. A third dive shop option on Turneffe is Blackbird Caye Resort, a top-notch resort and dive excursion launching pad. The resort even has its own private airstrip for those who want to hop flight from Belize City directly.
In Belize City, there are numerous dive shops that regularly take scuba divers to the dive sites along Turneffe Atoll and Lighthouse Reef's Blue Hole. In Belize City check out Sea Sports Belize that specializes in small group and private charter trips. Near the seaward tip of Belize City, not far from where the water taxis come in and out, is the Radison Fort George Hotel & Marina, where the dive shop known as Hugh Parkeys Belize Dive Connection sits. They can arrange to rent equipment, and reserve dive excursions to the atoll and Blue Hole or most anywhere in and around Belize.