Scuba diving is one
of the most popular activities for people to enjoy when heading off on a warm vacation.
While many people are content to lay on the beach all day, a resort that offers
their guests the opportunity to take their vacation experience to the next
level is a great way to satisfy everyone.
Where to Go?
While there are many places in the world that offer great
conditions for scuba diving, Belize is considered to be one of the top 10 scuba diving
in the world. There are numerous reasons people choose Belize
as their top choice for a scuba vacation. The country is located in Central
America, making it extremely accessible to North Americans. The official
language is English, meaning that it is not necessary to brush up on foreign
languages in order to effectively communicate with the locals.
In addition to these benefits, Belize is located on 185
miles of unbroken, stunning barrier reef, boasting the longest in the western
hemisphere. This is added to the hundreds of cayes and the Caribbean Sea's four
off-shore atolls. The country has long been praised as being one of the best
places to enjoy a scuba trip
Under the Sea
The waters surrounding Belize are warm all year round,
making the diving experience a comfortable and enjoyable one. In addition to
warm temperatures, the waters are remarkably clear allowing for an underwater
visibility of 50 to 200 feet. Belize divers are exposed to a stunning
multi-coloured underwater world, holding a vast array of gorgeous corals and
sponges. Living amongst the coral reefs and tolls are over 400 different
species of colourful exotic fish, such as the spotted eagle ray. If you happen
to be diving in the right place at the right time, you may also be lucky enough
to swim with a turtle, a whale shark or even a manatee.
Not everyone who decides to take a scuba vacation is fully
certified. When researching your vacation, make sure that the resort you select
offers scuba lessons that will get you PADI certified so that you are able to
safely and knowledgeably enjoy your time underwater.
In Belize and the rest of Central America, there are
hundreds of different hotels and resorts that offer scuba lessons and diving
sessions. It is very important when conducting your research to look at online
reviews of the different resorts. There are packages to fit every budget, from
luxury to shoestring. For those who are looking for an upscale experience, make
sure your resort has a strong reputation amongst avid scuba divers. A good vacation
is a sum of all parts including activities, good accommodations, food, and
helpful and friendly staff and instructors who want to ensure you have the best
the world of scuba diving in the one of the most beautiful countries in the
world. A diving vacation in Belize is sure to satisfy your adventurous side as
well as your need for a little relaxation.