Ambergris Caye Dive sites are known for being some of the most beautiful dive sites in the world. Belize has various dive sites that will be sure to add awe to your adventure. In the list below we have outlined some of the top sites that visitors worldwide have absolutely fallen in love with.
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The Top Ambergris Caye Dive Sites
- Rocky Point Canyons – Known for its tarpon hole, Rocky Point Canyons is inside the sheltered waters of the reef to the north end of the Island. With 70-80 ft spur and groove, and shallow canyons, you will see the most brilliantly colored coral at this site.
- Robles Point- features unique canyon formations and incredible underwater visibility. This site is abundant with Nassau groupers, lobsters, and spider crabs.
- Tortuga Canyons
- Basil Jones Canyons– This spur-and-groove reef site is shallow and packed with attractions not seen elsewhere due to its close proximity to the island. Lens-shaped coral stacks and wide sand flats characterize the reef at Basil Jones, but it is the potential of seeing large pelagics that make it worth the effort to get there. Basil Jones lies beyond the normal reach of fishing boats creating a natural refuge for marine life.
- Punta Azul Canyons– Here you can dive through canyon arches carved by a small current originating in Mexico, creating an organic hunting ground for larger fish. This site also attracts big eagle rays, which feed on the micro-organisms that float in the current.
- Palmero Canyons-
- Palmero Cut-
- Santa Rita Canyons
- Mexico Canyons
- Mexico Tunnels
- Mexico Cut
- Catalan Rocks
- Mata Canyons
- Punta Arena Caverns- Punta Arena Canyons is also called “Small Cut” by local guides, as you have to navigate through a small cut in the reef to get to the site. Punta Arena is a magnificently unique underwater terrain featuring deep canyons, tunnels, and caves with intervening sand channels.
- Pescador Canyons– Cavern 90′-`100′. Instead of hovering over the reef, you will explore under the reef at this site, swimming through a long tunnel. Big spiny lobsters and spider crabs like to hide in here. At the end of the tunnel, there is a steep drop off to a couple of hundred feet. You’ll meet Cubero Snappers who come up out of the deep to hunt here during the surface intervals.
- Pescador Tunnels
- Buena Vista Canyons
- Caroba canyons
- Tres Cocos Canyons-Spanish for “three coconuts”, Tres Cocos is a spur-and-groove reef with deep canyons featuring fantastic red and purple spur walls. Tres Cocos is the spot where sea turtles come during mating season, and encounters with dolphins occur most frequently here.
- Tres Cocos Cut
- Paradise Canyons– is blessed with a beautifully unique formation of finger canyons 60-70 ft deep, where the coral formations grow wildly and the marine life is abundant. This site is home to a cement crucifix statue.
- Tackle Box Canyons
- Tuffy Canyons – Locally known as “Tuffy Rocks” and located adjacent to Tackle Box, Tuffy Canyons is known for its vibrant marine life. You can almost always see every species of fish including jacks, groupers, snappers, parrotfish, angelfish, barracuda, eels, spider crabs, lobster, and nurse sharks. This site is the perfect spot for student divers with its large sandy bottom.
- Entrada San Pedro Cut
- Daradanellos Cut
- Dos Cocos Canyons
- Victoria Canyons-Divers are always commenting about the large canyons, overgrown corals, and variety of fish at Victoria Canyons.
- Cypress Canyons-Cypress is where you will find an impressive concentration of orange and white elkhorn coral along the spur-and-groove reef with deep and narrow canyons, and there are a 40 ft long tunnel to swim through. At Cypress, the fish are accustomed to being fed, and an overwhelming number of them will swim comfortably close to you.
- Boca Chica Canyons
- Pillar Corals – Pillar Corals is popular with the spotted eagle rays – some people even call it Eagle Ray Canyons.
- Hol Chan Marine Reserve– Mayan for “little blue channel”, Hol Chan is one of the most popular dive sites in Belize, where you will encounter spotted eagle rays, large groupers, eels, spider crabs, lobster, and nurse sharks to name a few.One of the top Ambergris Caye dive sites.
- Shark Ray Alley – Noted as one of the best dive sites in the Caribbean and frequently featured in magazines and blogs, Shark Ray Alley is where you can pet nurse sharks and swim amongst friendly rays. One of the top Ambergris Caye dive sites.