Turneffe Islands Atoll

The Turneffe Islands Atoll is the largest of the trio of Belize atolls and also the closest from the Belize coastline. Here you will find an area dominated by purely mangrove islands. These mangrove ranges, both offshore and coastal, make Belize diving so special as they are the nurseries on which almost all marine life depends to insure juvenile protection and biological productivity. Although the atoll is best known for its walls, there are many shallow sea gardens and bright sand flats inside the reef that are excellent for scuba diving.
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This three-tank trip heads northeast cruising past remote fishing camps and idyllic cayes before punching out of the protective Barrier Reef for a short crossing to Turneffe Islands Atoll.  Our first dive is one of Belize's most famous dive sites, "The Elbow".  This has a convergence of several ocean currents passing by canyon-type formations.  Here we may swim through enormous schools of horse-eye jacks, Atlantic Spadefish, snappers and permit, as well as see sharks, turtles and eagle rays!  During surface intervals we go into a sheltered lagoon surrounded by mangrove islands.  Throughout the next two dives we experience sheer walls for which Turneffe is famous.  It is common to see moray eels, turtles, rays, big barrel sponges and large coral formations while drifting along over the edge of the abyss.  Travel Time to Turneffe is approximately 1.5 hours.

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  • Price Price: US $235
    per person
  • Intensity Intensity:
  • people Minimum: 8
  • Depart Depart: 7:00 am
  • Return Return: 3:00 pm

Includes:

  • Towel

  • Lunch

  • Fresh Fruits

  • Cookies

  • Juice

  • Water

  • Divemaster

What to Bring:

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Underwater camera

  • Bathing suit

  • Rashguard

  • Insect Repellent

  • Dive Equipment

  • Field guide


Other Information:

This tour is not included in our packages – package but may be booked at the listed cost.

Intensity Key:

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  • Moderate
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[More general information about our tours]

Everyday, Hamanasi offers a barrier reef excursion and an inland excursion based on a preset schedule. These scheduled tours are included in package rates. Tours beyond the daily scheduled tours are not included in package rates but can be booked at the listed cost. All tours are accompanied by a licensed Belizean tour guide and include any permits needed. A PADI professional accompanies all dive trips. More information about our tours is available on our rates and policies pages.

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