Dive Sites

Belize Dive Sites

Imagine diving along the pristine Belize reef system with aquatic life of all kinds. There before your eyes you will find a wealth of underwater riches, nature’s aquarium filled with marine life. Experience Belize diving sites from our tranquil little private island.

Southern Barrier Reef

Coco Plum Island Resort's dive sites include areas along the Southern Barrier Reef, from slightly north of Tobacco Cay to south of South Water Cay, including the South Water Cay Marine Reserve. The Barrier Reef is a quick 10-minute boat ride from Coco Plum. Most of the dives in this area are drift wall dives interspersed with sand channels where you may spot southern stingrays, spotted eagle rays, moray eels, sea turtles, barracuda, grouper, dolphins, and a wide variety of smaller tropical fish.

There are a wide selection of dive sites in this area of the Barrier Reef to choose from. Dives include The Abyss, Black Beauty, Carrie Bow Ridges, Hell Hole, Little Blue Hole, Paradise Reef, South Water Wall, and Trick Ridge.

Whale Shark Dives

During full moons in the months of April, May and June, you can dive in the Silk Cay Marine Reserve to view whale sharks. During these full moons, dog snapper come to this area of the reef to spawn. Whale sharks follow to feed upon the spawn. The docile, gentle whale shark is the largest of all fish and can weigh up to 15 tons and be up to 45 feet in length. As many as four to five whale sharks can be seen on a dive and this experience should not be missed by divers visiting Belize during these full moons. These dives will require special arrangements and additional costs. There is a 6 person minimum on this specialty dive due to distance and all dives are weather permitting.

Belize barrier reef dive sites
Areas along the
Southern Barrier Reef
"The diving was fantastic - I mean, it's a Belizean island after all! The Divemaster was fun and knowledgeable and took us to different spots each day."