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Glover Reef Atoll is an atoll with pristine white beaches, brilliant wall diving and several luxury resorts with beautiful cabanas and excellent dining.
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At thirty miles southeast of Dangriga you will find Glovers Reef Atoll, one of the three larger offshore atolls in Belize. It was named after John Glover, an English pirate that used the islands for attacking Spanish merchant vessels in the eighteen century. Today there are luxury resorts at the cayes Southwest, Northeast and Long Caye while Middle Caye and North Caye are uninhabited. Southwest Caye is privately owned by the Usher family since 1942, housing the Isla Marisol Resort which is known to have some of the best dining. Separated by only a small creek you can enter another atoll and find Manta Resort. The reason to stay at these resorts is not its nightlife but attracts sunbathers, divers and fishermen from all over the world.
Glover Reef is a World Heritage Site and Marine Reserve with strict rules about collecting shells, fishing and diving. Unlike many Pacific atolls, which are built on top of volcanoes, the Belizean atolls sit on top of underwater ridges close enough to the surface to form excellent coral formations and huge sponges. Besides its healthy coral life you will also be astonished by the clarity of its surrounding waters and the abundance and diversity of fish species. You can see king mackerel, eagle rays, bonefish, tarpon, groupers and all the coral reef fishes. Even whale sharks are seen here in the months of April to June. Long Caye Wall is a spectacular wall dive site reached from shore or after a short boat ride, perfect for diving and snorkeling as well. To the southwest of Glovers Reef is another old time favorite offering Pinnacles reaching from the deep to within the surface.
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Diveshop- Ocean Pro Placencia, Laru Beya Marina, Placencia Peninsula
Ocean Pro Placencia
(501) 523 34 84
(501) 523 34 83
|Laru Beya Marina|
We are a full service dive shop in Placencia, Belize. Let us be your one stop shop for all sea and leisure related activities ( diving, snorkling, fishing, kayaking and inland adventure tours) Our experienced intrsuctors teach all level from beginner to professional.
Robert's Grove Beach Resort
|Robert's Grove Dive Centre|
Robert's Grove Beach Resort is the only 5 star beach resort in Placencia, in existence since 1990. Were the only Dive Center in Placencia that use both Air and Nitrox with certified and licensed PADI Dive Crew. We have three dive boats for the convenience of guest DORADO a PRO 48 ft dive boat, LA RISA 38 ft and Dive Boat 1 a 30ft Dive boat. All our dive sight are within 30 to 45 min away from shore with Laughing Bird Caye being the nearest and Silk, Pompion and Ranguana right on the pristine barrier reef of Belize.
Hotel Rooms, Condominum, Lobby, PADI Dive Center, 2-Restaurant, Gym, Tennis Cout, Conference Room, Gas Station.
Other- Green Parrot Beach Houses and Resort, No. 1 Maya Beach, Placencia
Green Parrot Beach Houses and Resort
|Green Parrot Beach Houses and ...|
|No. 1 Maya Beach|
Green Parrot Resort is a small resort located in southern Belize. We have 8 cabanas, restaurant, and bar. We provide a great location for diving the worlds second longest barrier reef. The area is also popular for whale shark dives.
We have been in Belize for 15 years. We have worked with most of the dive companies in the Placencia area and we will make sure that you get connected with the type of company that will best suit your diving needs. We also arrange fishing tours. We have our own bar and restaurant to serve you after dive needs.
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