About Placencia Village and Southern Belize Scuba Diving Sites

Placencia Village, home to Chabil Mar, is the springboard to some of the most exciting dive sites in the world. As the edge of the Barrier Reef comes south along the coast of Belize, it separates itself further from the mainland. The result is a broad expanse of coral reef with channels that go down from 90 to 110 feet, but rising abruptly into shoals and cayes, providing many nearby SCUBA and Snorkeling locations. At last official count there are a minimum of 20 named dive sites in the southern waters of Belize, off Placencia, bursting with untouched coral and abundant fish life. We are still discovering new sites every day!

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Chabil Mar is a full service guest exclusive luxury resort in Placencia Village, with on-site concierge services. We have partnered with the award winning scuba diving and snorkeling centers of Placencia Village to provide you with a bountiful combination of luxury accommodations, resort amenities and dive services. 7 Night dive and snorkeling packages offered to include full immersion or combination inland & dive excursions for families, groups and couples.

With approximately 60 logged dive sites on the Turneffe Atoll alone, diversity and flexibility describe Turneffe Flats diving, including the Blue Hole. Add southern Belize dive sites, from Placencia, to your log. At last official count there are a minimum of 20 named dive sites in the southern waters of Belize, including Gladden Spit, home to the whale sharks, the Placencia inner reef and Glovers Reef Atoll.

Whale Shark Diving 2020 – Placencia, Belize An annual world renowned event! Package include 3 Whale Shark dives, 2 world–class reef dives along the second largest barrier reef in the world and 7 nights at the luxurious Chabil Mar Resort. Custom scuba diving packages are our specialty. Substitute inland adventures. For families, groups or couples.
2019 Whale Shark Diving Dates:
April 7th to 18th – May 7th to 18th – June 5th to 16th

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Chabil Mar is a proud member of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few inches of space in your suitcase and take supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local, Placencia, Belize children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.


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