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Pictures - photos scuba diving in Belize the Caribbean Sea


Scuba diving in the Blue Hole, Painted Wall and night dive in the Painted Wall in the Lighthouse reef of Belize deel 2





Also read our travelogue of Belize and scuba diving in the Caribbean Sea



Diving on the Blue Hole, Painted Wall and night dive in Painted Wall in the Light House Reef of Belize



De Blue Hole in het Lighthouse reef van Belize


The Blue Hole is a unique dive site in the world. But for the underwater life, you absolutely don't have to visit. Yet we came across a turtle, 7 sharks and 8 large groupers. Diving in the Blue Hole, however you do for its unique structure, gigantic stalagmites and stalactites you can see from a depth of 38 to 45m. It's fantastic to swim between these huge stalagmites and stalactites. There are even stalagmites and stalactites that are larger than 4 times the length of a diver with fins. Strange is that the gigantic stalagmites and stalactites in the Blue Hole aren't 100% straight hanging down or in the upright position. Presumably the Blue Hole is sagged by earthquakes out of alignment after the stalagmites and stalactites were already constituted. The Blue Hole used to be a cave after which the ceiling was depressed by the rise of the seawater and increasing pressure of the water on the walls.


The Blue Hole is a unique dive site in the world. But for the underwater life, you absolutely don't have to visit. Yet we came across a turtle, 7 sharks and 8 large groupers. Diving in the Blue Hole, however you do for its unique structure, gigantic stalagmites and stalactites you can see from a depth of 38 to 45m. It's fantastic to swim between these huge stalagmites and stalactites. There are even stalagmites and stalactites that are larger than 4 times the length of a diver with fins. Strange is that the gigantic stalagmites and stalactites in the Blue Hole aren't 100% straight hanging down or in the upright position. Presumably the Blue Hole is sagged by earthquakes out of alignment after the stalagmites and stalactites were already constituted. The Blue Hole used to be a cave after which the ceiling was depressed by the rise of the seawater and increasing pressure of the water on the walls.


Painted Wall in Long Caye


Painted Wall in lung Caye is a plateau with drop off. It's overgrown with coral, gorgons, sea fan, sea plum, sea rod, tube sponges, giant barrel sponges, bran ching vase sponges, e.a. In terms of special fish we spotted drum fish, spotted stingray and langoustes (which in the Caribbean Sea don't appear very often. You can opt for deep and shallow dives on Painted Wall. Therefore, all category of divers can find something to their liking. During this dive, we experience a stronger current on top of the plateau, something we hadn't encountered yet, in the previous diving. The current is pleasant, as you can effortlessly let yourself float away with the current, but it's hell taking photos of it! However, on the drop off side of the dive site Painted Wall the current more or less disappeared. We saw a nice seahorse, although we weren't in their breeding ground of the mangrove forests. In the mangrove forests is moreover not dived as it also houses salt water crocodiles and it's too densely overgrown.


Painted Wall night dive in Long Caye


Since it gets dark pretty early in Belize, you can plan a night dive at 17:30. This is what we did. Another benefit is that this gives you the opportunity to enjoy one of the multiple tasty cocktails of CC Huracan Divers! The sea was a little more restless than the previous dives. It almost feels like a washing machine dive! However, there's a lot of marine life on the hunt. A large channel clinging crab, a dormant hogfish, lobsters, e.a. And as icing on the cake, CC of Huracan Divers, prepared for us a spectacular meal; langoustines - Norwagian lobsters, that we'd seen swimming around us about an hour ago. The langoustines were delicious!



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Photos scuba diving in Belize in the Light House Reef in the Caribbean Sea:


Diving on the Blue Hole, Painted Wall and night dive in painted wall in the Light House Reef of Belize
Diving on Roller Coaster, Playground and Broken reef in the Light House Reef of Belize
Diving on Canyon and Night Watch in the Light House Reef of Belize
Diving on Deep Moon, Wall Half Moon Caye and Broken reef or Quebrada in the Light House Reef of Belize


Pictures Maya ruins in Belize and Guatemala


Below are the pictures of the Maya ruins Altun Ha is a 1-hour drive away from Belize City. From San Ignacio are the following Maya ruins within reach: Cahal Pech located in San Ignacio itself, Caracol with its main pyramid Caana on a 2 hour drive through the jungle and Xunantunich with its famous temple El Castillo a 30-minute drive away. From Flores in Guatemala Tikal takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Altun Ha, Maya ruins in Belize from Belize City
Cahal Pech, Maya ruins in Belize, from San Ignacio
Caracol with Caana, Maya ruins in Belize, from San Ignacio
Tikal, Maya ruins in Guatemala, from Flores
Xunantunich with El Castillo, Maya ruins in Belize, from San Ignacio


Photos jungle tours in Belize


Below are the photos of the Monkey River and Cock Comb jaguar jungle tour accessible from Placencia.

Monkey River tour, with departure from Placencia in Belize



Pictures Long Caye on Lighthouse Reef in the Caribbean Sea


Below are the pictures, of the island of Long Caye located in the Light House Reef in the Caribbean Sea.

Long Caye on Lighthouse Reef in Belize


Pictures Half Moon Caye on Lighthouse Reef in the Caribbean Sea


Below are the pictures of the island of Half Moon Caye in the Light House Reef in the Caribbean Sea.

Half Moon Caye on Lighthouse Reef in Belize



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