From Travel Padi.com
BELIZE IS WELL-KNOWN TO DIVERS FOR THE WORLD’S LARGEST BLUE HOLE, BUT ITS DIVING SCENE ALSO FEATURES AMAZING CORAL REEFS AND WHALE SHARK ADVENTURES. AS THE SAYING GOES, BIG THINGS SOMETIMES COME IN SMALL PACKAGES.
Belize packs a hemisphere’s worth of adventure within its borders. Located between Mexico and Guatemala, this is the perfect destination for exploration, relaxation and romance. With more than 400 islands, white sandy beaches, the longest unbroken barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and 298 kilometers/185 miles of coastline, Belize is a world-class scuba diving destination. While the Blue Hole is Belize’s best-known dive site, there’s much more to discover. The waters are rich, clear and warm, offering great conditions for beginners and some exciting diving for the more advanced diver. Plus, most dive sites are less crowded than other locations offering a similar standard of diving.
Take the PADI Boat Diver and PADI Drift Diver courses to prepare for drifting along the many walls and drop offs. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course will help you stay off the coral and the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course will allow you to get great shots of all the marine life that you see. Check with us on all this training here.
Belize can be dived anytime. The subtropical weather means it is warm year-round, particularly along the coast. August to October is the wet season, while March to December are considered to have optimal conditions and marine life. A brisk sea breeze tempers the heat a bit during the summer. Air temperatures in summer range from about 24-29°C/75-85°F. Winter is cooler, with a daily low of about 21°C/70°F and a daily high of about 27°C/80°F. The water is pleasantly warm during the summer at 30°C/85°F and a comfortable 26°C/79°F in winter