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Diving in Long Caye
When to go to Long Caye
There are two distinct seasons in Long Caye. The rainy season lasts from June to November. The driest months are from February to May. Air temperature rarely falls under 22C/71F. Usual air temperatures are of 27-29C/80-84F. Water temperatures are approximately 26-28C/79-83F. Diving around Long Caye is a challenge as local currents may reach 1-2 knots. What to see Divers will discover the richness of the underwater worlds and explore lots of marine species, that in some cases may appear unexpectedly. Among the species are sergeant majors, wrasse, trumpet fish, hogfish and groupers. Sharks can also be encountered while diving, especially tiger and black tip reef sharks.
Scuba diving in Long Caye
Long Caye is an island located near the Belize coastline. The land is a private property and attracts tourists from across the globe. They arrive to admire its unspoiled nature and astonishing marine life. Sun-kissed bays, white-sand beaches, romantic Caribbean sunsets, aquamarine waters and majestic lagoons create a unique atmosphere of piece and beauty. The Long Caye resorts are also easily accessible by boat and entitled as a World Heritage Site. The island’s main peculiarity is excellent opportunities for diving. This eco-resort is encircled by the Lighthouse Reef, which offers the world top-class diving conditions. The underwater landscapes are stunning. Divers can admire multicolored sea-fan congregations and coral gardens, explore shallow caves and canyons, examine multiple crevices, clefts and nooks in the descending reef walls. Scuba-diving here is well supported by local dive centers and dive shops. Maximum depth of the sites may reach up to 40m/131ft, but usual depth is around 15-10m/49-65ft. Dive sites are suitable for divers of different levels and accessible from shore and by boat. Diving around Long Caye is possible in such dive sites as Aquarium, Blue Hole (which is one of the world's most popular dive sites), Half Moon Wall, Hat Caye Drop-Off, West Point, Quebrada, Tres Cocos and Julie’s Jungle.