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Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)

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Ranked #71 of 111 attractions in Belize
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Torrington, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

We have snorkled in Belize on two different trips. Tobacco Cay had amazingly clear water. On Tobacco Cay we had AC as our guide. the wind had shifted and we were able to snorkle outside the barrier reef. The Coral seems to be perpendicular to the main reef and is in ridges. So you snorkle up and down the ridges.... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I spent five days at the Sapodilla Keys last January and thought I was in heaven until I went snorkelling. There is a steady stream of plastic garbage flowing across the fascinating underwater life. I even watched our crew throwing plastic wrappings from fishing lures in the water. It is very sad to see such a gorgeous area being despoiled... More

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Arcata, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

I have never experienced such a beautiful underwater world. Snorkeling off Caye Caulker, Tobacco Caye, and from the edge of a sailboat, you can see dozens of aquatic species such as eagle rays, nautilus, incredible tropical fish, nurse sharks, and more. Taking the Ragamuffin sailboat tours out into the Reef was an amazing opportunity to have unforgettable experiences and make... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2009

I'm not a diver, but believe me, you can see tons as a snorkeler. I've snorkeled the Belize Barrier Reef many times. At Glover's Reef Atoll, Laughing Bird Caye, and just off the beach at my friends house. So many amazing fish and corals! And I've heard from divers that the Belize Barrier Reef is some of the best diving... More

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