They were all great, both scuba and
snorkel staff. Good job!
Ursula & Tom Moore
The dive and snorkeling crew was fantastic. They
are professional, knowlegeable, friendly and concerned
about both the safety and enjoyment of guests. We had
an unforgettable time at Hamanasi and had fallen in love
with Belize. We hope to return soon.
Ron & Linda Hollis,
We were extremely impressed by the friendliness and helpfulness of
staff and management. We loved the snorkeling and
Jacquie Castel & Nabil Philips, Ontario, Cananda
Snorkeling at South Water Caye was a beautiful experience on
multiple days - we loved it plus the guide was quite good with fish ID.
Jim Agronick & Yara Barkopolous, USA
Snorkeling at Hamanasi
boasts the Western Hemisphere’s longest continuous
barrier reef, approximately 185 miles of coral formations
with a large variety of marine life. The Southern Barrier
Reef offers several different snorkeling sites for both
beginners and experienced snorkelers in a pristine environment.
With visibility ranging between 60 to 100ft, snorkelers
often have close encounters with eagle
rays, southern stingrays, octopus and even dolphins.
The majority of our snorkeling takes place
in the South Water Caye Marine Reserve where conservation
and safety are the two key words. A certified Belizean Tour
guide who would love to share his passion and knowledge
of the ocean with you accompanies all snorkelers. For safety
reasons we never dive and snorkel at the same site.
The sun in the tropics can be intense!
Please take appropriate precautions. Wear sunscreen and
a t-shirt or wetsuit!
Hamanasi includes snorkel gear with our snorkeling trips!
We offer two different snorkeling trips:
a Dedicated Snorkel Boat
Snack, juice and water
What to Bring:
Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses,
exposure protection like dive skin or T-shirt, light windbreaker
for wind chill after the snorkel, camera, power bars.
Explore the reef from the comfort of a boat that can take
you to a variety of snorkel sites on one trip. It takes approximately
35 minutes to the first snorkel site. Snorkel the channel
at Tobacco Caye where tarpon and permit are often seen or
the patch reef of Whale Shoal where you will encounter a variety
of colorful reef fish, cleaner shrimp and stingrays. The weather
influences our choice of snorkeling sites. When we snorkel
the northern part of the Southern Barrier Reef, we usually
make a stop at Man-of-War Caye where you can see a variety
of nesting birds like frigates and brown boobies. On this
trip entry and exit are directly from the boat, as opposed
to the island based snorkeling where you can wade into the
water from the beach. This trip is ideal for agile and experienced
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