Last Thursday I decided to book a last minute flight to Belize (leaving the next day). I'd heard amazing things about the Sea Life and Scuba (Hol Chan, Blue Hole Shark Ray Alley etc). Unfortunately this was a short trip, so I didn't get the opportunity to dive in the Blue Hole, but I'll have to do that next time.
The water is so BLUE! If you haven't been to Belize picture the Maldives or Bora Bora, the water is turquoise and the clarity was perfect. If you can book your tours from Caye Caulker, it's cheaper on average than booking dive/snorkeling tours from Ambergris Caye. We ended up doing a later afternoon dive trip out to Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley. Usually you're lucky to see everything that's promised by the tour guides (Turtles, Sharks, Sting Rays, Eagle Rays etc), but there's something special about Hol Chan, it's so well protected that the Marine life thrives! Within 5 minutes we had spotted a massive Moray Eel swimming across the channel. Next a shadow was cast over us and as I looked up I saw two giant spotted Eagle Rays gliding in unison! From there we swam over to two turtle landings. A massive green seaturtle was eating lunch as his smaller partner in crime was coming up for air, the tour lasted about 90 minutes and it was visually stimulating..
From there we went straight to Shark Ray Alley. You jump in the water and you're immideailty surrounded by hundereds of fish, stingrays and nurse sharks, the Rays will eat out of your hand and the sharks will hang around as long as theres food.
All in all it was such a unique experience I'd reccomend it to anyone who visits Belize!
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