The Belize Barrier Reef

Type of Attraction
Aquatic Wonder, Barrier Reef
Caribbean Sea

  • Second Largest Barrier Reef in the World
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Largest Reef in the Northern Hemisphere

About Location
As the largest and most intact reef system within the Northern Hemisphere, the Belize Barrier Reef System comprises seven (7) key marine reserve zones, over four hundred cayes (islands), and three (3) atolls. The reef’s crystal blue waters are a haven for its marine community and an enticing exploratory region for SCUBA divers and snorkelers.

The seven protected areas are (1) Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, (2) Blue Hole Natural Monument, (3) Half Moon Caye Natural Monument, (4) South Water Caye Marine Reserve, (5) Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, (6) Laughing Bird Caye National Park, and (7) Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve.

Discover over five hundred species of fish, seventy hard coral, and thirty-six soft coral species among the plenty of aesthetic views both above and below water. In 1996, this reef was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significant habitats and natural development. Add the cultural appeal of Belize and skilled guides, and you’ve got yourself the dive trip of a lifetime.
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There aren’t many places in the world where you can jump off a boat 30 minutes from shore and swim with stingrays, turtles, nurse sharks, and dozens of schools of colorful fish. The ... moreBelize Barrier Reef is one of the best places to snorkel in the world because of the crystal-clear water and thriving coral. My name is Aimee and I’m a YouTuber and blogger from One Chance Travel. I want to share my snorkeling experience with you and give you the right information on how you can swim with wild turtles and fish during your trip to Belize
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Aimee from One Chance Travel
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Wednesday, 8 Jul, 2020
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