Explore the World Beneath the Waves at Chabil Mar
The calm, ecologically diverse, and often sparkling clear waters of the Caribbean have long made it a favored spot for divers from around the world, but Belize in particular has a special place in a lot of hearts. There’s an obvious reason for that too. The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest reef of its kind in the world, and that uniqueness has transformed it into one of the most colorful and vibrant marine ecosystems around.
Sustainable Marine Ecosystems
Fortunately, the Belize government recognizes the inherent value of the Belize Barrier Reef both for the tourism industry and for its uniqueness. While the reef system was once on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in danger, it’s since been removed thanks to substantial conservation efforts on the part of the Belize government. That’s obviously a big win for the environment and for future generations, but it also means that the diving and snorkeling sites off of Belize’s coast and near the barrier reef are going to continue to be majestic for a long time to come.
Placencia: The Gateway to the Best Dive Spots
If there’s one thing there’s no shortage of along Belize’s east coast, it’s idyllic dive spots. The Belize Barrier Reef is nearly 200 miles long, and the surrounding waters are home to over 400 cayes. But there are tantalizing places for snorkeling and scuba diving directly from the mainland too. Placencia itself is a narrow peninsula that stretches approximately 16 miles from North to South, and the nearby Silk Cayes are the well-regarded diving spots in Belize. All told, there are over 20 named dive spots just in the southern region surrounding Placencia.
A Diving and Snorkeling Package Suited to You
Chabil Mar is one of the most popular beach resorts in Placencia, so it’s only natural that we offer a range of Belize vacation packages for visitors looking to scuba dive or snorkel. The truly adventurous will love the 7 night stay that will take them all up and down the coast, but more modest options are available as well. And for those who want something really special and can be flexible with their schedule, the spring and early summer months bring gentle whale sharks to the coast that you can swim with.