Offshore Islands & Atolls

Sam’s Belize Diving Vacation

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Sam is a PADI Course Director and owner of Sam’s Skin n Scuba Dive Shop in Kansas City. He and a group of intrepid divers recently took a week long trip on the Belize Aggressor III live-aboard to dive Belize’s Reef and Coral Atolls. Sam brought along his underwater camera and captured his amazing journey

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360 Panorama of Turneffe Islands Beach

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Use your mouse to click and move the Panorama 360 degrees! Just beyond Belize’s Barrier Reef you’ll find 3 coral atolls, the largest of which is Turneffe Islands Atoll. It is composed of mangroves, shallow lagoons, islands and a coral reef which cater to a diverse ecosystem. You’ll find dozens of diving and snorkeling sites

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Whale Shark Diving

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Gentle Giants Whale Sharks are one of the biggest fish in the sea. The largest one ever measured was 40 feet in length with a mouth almost 5 feet wide. However, despite their size they are quite gentle. If they approach a diver or snorkeler, which they sometimes do, it’s more out of curiosity than

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Coral Atolls: Turneffe, Glovers & Lighthouse

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Geological Wonders Beyond Belize’s barrier reef are three of the Western Hemisphere’s four atolls – groups of islands and reef that encircle a central lagoon.  The formation of these deep reefs was a mystery to geologists because reefs are only supposed to grow in shallow water (as they need sunlight).  Darwin explained the paradox: originally

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