What about the climate in Belize?
Staying at a Belize dive accommodation means staying in a hot and humid tropical climate. Located on the steamy east coast of Central America, Belize dive holidays come complete with buckets of sweat. The humid weather of Belize dive accommodations varies only slightly by season. Typically, temperatures change by only 4°F (2°C) from the hottest summer months, from May to September, to the coolest winter months, from December to March. On the coast, average temperatures in January equal about 75°F (24°C) while July temperatures hover around 81°F (27°C). However, as dive travelers venture inland the temperature will raise upwards and beyond 95°F (35°C). The only exception for inland divers is visiting the southern plateaus, where temperatures are generally cooler. Belize dive destinations feature a distinct wet and dry season. Divers will find the rainy season runs from May to November in the south and from June to November in the north. November also is hurricane season in Belize, so diver travelers should keep an eye on the weather if traveling at this time of year. Generally, the dry season runs from January to May in the north, while the south features a much shorter dry season, from February to April. However, a dry spell also is typical from July to August.
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Looking for a diving holiday in Belize?
With the warm, tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea accented by a backdrop of luscious emerald rainforests, a dive holiday in Belize is a study in natural beauty. For a picturesque dive holiday, it does not get better than Belize. Belize dive accommodations are located in a country which is highly concerned with its environment. More than 60 percent of Belize is covered in rainforest while 40 percent of the country is protected in the form of national parks, marine reserves and wildlife sanctuaries. In these protected areas, adventurous divers will discover a variety of species – from the 600 bird species, to the 60 species of snakes, to the national animal, the stocky Baird's tapir, known as the mountain cow. Belize hosts one of the most healthy jaguar populations in the world. Lucky divers will get a glimpse of the elusive jaguar, which stalks the jungles. In addition, Belize dive travelers will find the national flower, the Black Orchid, growing among the damp rainforest fauna. In fact, Belize's more than 304 species of orchids. Belize is not the cheapest Central American dive holiday. Mid-range travelers will find $150 to $300 a day will provide comfortable lodging and good food. However, budget travelers can get by on $80 to $100 a day.
Where are the best dive spots in Belize?
Venturing into the warm waters of Belize
, dive travelers will find those waters are not lacking. With numerous animal species and a variety of wrecks, a Belize dive holiday
will be a memorable experience to say the least. Dive holidays in Belize feature more dive spots than anyone could visit.
The Belize Barrier Reef System
is the second largest barrier reef
in the world and is home to 40 species of coral, more than 600 species of fish, many textured sponges and waving fans plus a variety of crustaceans. Hawksbill, Loggerhead, Leatherback
and Green sea turtles
call Belize waters home. Plus, West Indian Manatees
swim through these waters alongside the gigantic Whale sharks
who venture into Belize waters. The most famous Belize dive spot is the Great Blue Hole
. Located 60 miles (97 kilometers)
from Belize City
, this hole measures a quarter mile (.4 kilometers)
across and drops 480 feet (145 meters)
into the sea bed. Featuring a deep blue color, the Deep Blue Hole
has a variety of twisting stalactites and limestone formations reaching from the walls. In addition, Glovers
and Lighthouse Reefs, Shark-Ray Alley, Gladden Spit and the HMS Advice wreck
are great Belize dive spots.
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