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Glover’s Reef

Glover’s Reef Atoll is an absolute must do when Diving in the Placencia Area.

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Named from the English pirate John Glover, how used the atoll as a base to plunder Spanish ships in the 1600’s.

It is Belize’s smallest and  southernmost atoll, only 20 miles long and 7.5 miles wide. It is also Belize’s most completely formed coral atoll offering a wide abundance of coral and marine life, unmatched by any dive location in Belize.

Because it is located farthest from the busier diving hub of Ambergris Caye and Belize City, you will soon discover  that  it is also the least visited of all the atolls which makes for real pristine diving.

Home to about 700 patch reefs in the lagoon and surrounded by 50 miles of sheer drop-offs, which start from 25 feet and drop straight down to about 2,700 feet., you will find that most of the reefs are virtually uncharted and untouched.

It might take you a bit longer to get there but the diving is defiantly worth the long ride. Once there, you will soon realize that there are a countless amount of dive sites to choose from. But,  some of the most popular ones we visit are:

Long Caye Wall

Located just about a 200 meters from Long Caye, this wall is simply spectacular. You will find every kind of Caribbean coral and colorful sponges on this dive. Mantas are often seen along the wall as well.

The Aquarium

The name of this dive site says it all, diving here can sometimes feel like you’re actually in an aquarium.  It offers crystal clear waters and huge colorful schools of creole wrasse and yellowtail snappers hanging out at cleaning stations. You might also run into the occasional dolphins and turtles,  as well as huge numbers of horse eye jack and black durgons as you venture off the wall.    Most of the activity here are often found early in the morning or late in the day, there we normally make this site our first dive or last before we embark on our journey home.

Manta Wall

Named from the nearby  Manta Resort, it is known for its swim troughs  created by massive star, boulder star, and mound corals. Here you will find nurse sharks lurking, and huge groupers, almost as big as yourself.

The Pinnacles

One of the more unique dives you can find at Glover’s Reef Atoll, it features about  three dozen or so giant coral pinnacles that raise up from about 100 feet all the way to about 10 feet.  The fish life and overall site is comparable to any Glover’s Reef Dive.

Experience:

 Novice to Intermediate

Boat Ride:

1 Hour 45 Min – 2 Hours

Price:

2 Dives: $180 US
3 Dives: $210 US
Snorkeling: $100 US 

Includes pick-up/drop-off from hotel,  all diving equipment, lunch, park fees,12.5% Sales taxes, and Lead by a PADI dive master.

Contact us today to make a Reservation or if you have any questions about the Glover Reef Dives