Belize Sea Adventures
Largest Barrier Reef
World’ Class Fishing
Fresh – Salt – Deep
Whale Shark Diving
Spring Full Moons
Belize offers some of the most spectacular scuba diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean. The offshore islands of Placencia and the great Belize barrier reef offer some of the world’s most incredible sites, where wall dives start at 35 feet and drops plunge nearly 300 feet. These dives are up to 100 feet in depth and recommended for advanced divers. Canyon diving is ideal for sighting nurse sharks and string rays. Some of the canyons begin at a depth of about 20 feet and gradually slope to about 80 feet. Shark Hole is a sinkhole inside the main reef 38 miles from Placencia.
During the three migration periods of March, April and May each year, Whale Sharks are observed at the Gladden Split Area. These dates change each year though each month usually guarantees ten to fourteen days of very good sightings. It should be noted that only the highly experienced divers should attempt diving for whale shark viewing due to the required deep-water depths and ocean diving. A variety of Southern Belize dive packages and vacations have been created for your pleasure, or contact the Chabil Mar Resort concierge to customize your Southern BELIZE scuba diving vacation. While snorkeling can be done from the pier at Chabil Mar, most visitors go offshore at one of many islands visible from the mainland. Laughing Bird Caye, a Belizean National Park, is a popular destination for both novice and experienced snorkelers alike.
The offshore waters from Chabil Mar are home to some of the best fishing imaginable. Be it tarpon, bonefish, snook, the prize permit or a grand–slam that anglers from around the globe come to Belize in search of, your guide will ensure that your day of sport fishing will be second to none. Whether your preference is a fly rod or a spin reel or trolling for your catch of the day, from barracuda to snapper to king mackerel to grouper, the waters directly offshore from Chabil Mar are arguably some the finest fishing grounds in the Caribbean Sea.
There’s nothing quite like having a great morning and afternoon of fishing, setting anchor at one of the many cayes and falling back into a hammock while your captain prepares your catch for you or bringing your catch home to Chabil Mar and having our Chef Daniel prepare your it for your private dinner that evening on Chabil Mar’s pier.
Placencia lies in the heart of the world-renowned cruising waters of Belize. Its local culture is rich in seafaring history and, in the not too distant past, sailing was the main form of transportation along its coastal waters. In the 17th century, pirates scoured Belize’s vast network of small coastal cayes (pronounced “keys”) for that ever–elusive Spanish galleon gold. Today, the country’s nearly 200–mile–long, reef–sheltered coastline offers a different kind of bounty: clear, calm waters, steady winds, and an endless maze of cayes, coves, and atolls–conditions that make Belize the most alluring sailing destination in Central America. Its popularity is further enhanced by the coastline’s prized asset: the Belize Reef, the longest coral reef system in the Western hemisphere, which attracts legions of scuba and snorkeling enthusiasts.
Sailing has become largely recreational. It is a great eco–friendly way to access the area’s numerous cayes and abundant coral reefs. There is nothing more natural than cruising with the wind in silence, comfort and safety. Chabil Mar offers sailing opportunities for all budgets and activity levels. Local skippers offer day sailing and overnights in a variety of crafts. Fully crewed luxury sailing yachts are also available. Some vessels offer dinner cruises or moonlight sailing on request. You can even learn to sail.
So while visiting Chabil Mar and Placencia, be sure to include sailing, a sunset cruise, island exploration or a Belize Sailing Vacation Packages on your list of fun and exciting things to do. For more information about sailing while in Placencia, contact our Reservations Manager for details and options.