A blue hole is created when the ceiling to an ancient cave system collapses in the ocean — Dean’s is thought to be the world’s deepest. Fin your way off the powder-white beach and watch the sand go from 5 to more than 600 feet deep in just a few kicks.
On-site secret: I found I could circumnavigate the entire blue hole by swimming along the cliff base and sandy shoals. On a light-wind day, it’s easy to snorkel the protective reef near the mouth of the small bay.
Keep an eye out for: jacks, tarpon, turtles, the occasional dolphin or porpoise — almost anything can wander in. Small reef fish …Â Details
So we ventured into the unknown; Elias Matus, reservations manager for the Rainforest and Reef Resorts of Belize, my fourteen year old son, Gianni Tonti and me, Peter Tonti, CFO and Business Manager for The Lodge at Chaa Creek, in search of some hands-on experience with the island portion of our Inland/Island Adventure Package with Turneffe Flats.Â
An hour and a half boat ride from Belize City led us to our destination, Turneffe Flats. We arrived around 5:00 pm, had dinner and called it a day, ensuring we got a good night rest for what was in stored for us the following day.Â
After a hearty breakfast, our fun-filled day began. We headed North-West of …Â Details
Explore pristine waters, coral reefs, exotic fish, shipwrecks and more
Snorkeling opens a window to an exotic and colorful worldâ€”and you donâ€™t have to be experienced or even have much money to do it. â€œItâ€™s really minimalist,â€ says Bill Keefe, co-owner of Bimini Undersea in the Bahamas.
â€œItâ€™s not equipment intensive. Just the mask fins and snorkel. And itâ€™s very easy for someone to learn to snorkel even if they are not world-class swimmers. If you have the ability to swim in water over your head and not drown, you can snorkel. Its actually much easier than …Â Details
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