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The Ultimate SCUBA Destination: Belize’s St. George’s Caye


Are you a SCUBA diving enthusiast looking for a unique and unforgettable experience? Look no further than St. George's Caye in Belize. With its secluded location just minutes away from the barrier reef, St. George's Caye offers some of the best SCUBA diving in the world. Dive into crystal-clear waters, explore vibrant coral reefs, and encounter a diverse array of marine life. Get ready to experience SCUBA diving like never before at St. George's Caye.  

Discover the Untouched Beauty of St. George's Caye Dive Sites

Diving at St. George's Caye unveils an underwater sanctuary rarely seen by others. This exclusive location offers unparalleled access to untouched dive sites, where the ocean's rhythm beats without the interruption of crowded dive groups. Each dive here is a personal journey through vibrant coral landscapes and enchanting marine habitats. The absence of nearby resorts means the reefs remain undisturbed, providing an authentic experience as nature intended. The diverse dive sites around St. George's Caye cater to every diver's dream, from the novice embarking on their first underwater adventure to the seasoned explorer seeking the thrill of discovering hidden underwater marvels. This hidden gem invites divers to immerse themselves in the tranquil beauty of the sea, surrounded by the awe-inspiring biodiversity of one of the world's most pristine ecosystems.

Experience Lionfish Hunting in Belize

Imagine dipping into the Caribbean Sea and exploring the Barrier Reef just off the coast of Belize. You'll encounter many beautiful and colorful fish, coral, and sea turtles, and you may even swim alongside a manatee or dolphin. This is an incredible season in Belize! Returning and new guests are making their reservations for diving and fishing this coming spring. Belize hosts thousands of sea creatures and some of the best and most abundant sea, reef, and river fishing!

One of the most exotic-looking species of fish you will encounter on a deeper dive is the Lionfish. Lionfish are beautiful (and tasty!) but are also an invasive species to the Caribbean with no known predators and a danger to the health of the coral reef ecosystem

Since it's impossible to eliminate the lion fish, our goal is to manage the population by spearfishing, netting, and line fishing them and enjoying the delicious white meat at mealtime.

To do our part to help control the population around Belize, our dive professionals often take spear guns out with them. Experienced divers can take advantage of this unique and fun opportunity to hunt lionfish and help the reef alongside our dive professionals! This specialty dive is offered as a local two tank dive or a one tank dive at the reef. No matter which you choose, the thrill and excitement of the hunt will be a memory you'll carry with you long after you've left the island. 

A Closer Look at the Coral Reef Ecosystem 

The coral reef ecosystem encircling St. George's Caye stands as a beacon of biodiversity, recognized globally for its ecological significance. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a vibrant underwater tapestry, woven from over 500 species of fish that dart among the corals, sea turtles that glide gracefully, dolphins that frolic in the waves, spotted eagle rays that soar beneath the sea, and a myriad of invertebrates that claim this aquatic paradise as their home. Venturing beneath the waves here, divers are treated to a kaleidoscope of colors and life. Witness the intricate dance of tiny seahorses, the gentle passage of giant whale sharks, and the myriad creatures that inhabit this lush underwater world. Each dive offers a unique opportunity to marvel at the resilience and beauty of the coral formations, serving as a vital habitat for this rich diversity of marine life. Engage in this immersive underwater journey at St. George's Caye, where the wonders of the coral reef ecosystem unfold in all their natural splendor. 

The Unique Advantage of St. George's Caye Location

Embarking on your SCUBA diving journey at St. George's Caye requires a bit of preparation to ensure an experience that is both exhilarating and secure. Prior to your arrival, familiarize yourself with the local climate and sea conditions, as these can influence dive schedules and site accessibility. It's essential to consider your diving proficiency level when selecting from the array of dive packages offered, ensuring a match that aligns with your comfort and experience underwater. For those new to the depths, introductory courses are available, guiding you safely into the aquatic realm. Meanwhile, veteran divers can opt for advanced explorations, possibly including night dives or specialized drift dives that promise an added thrill.

The resort is equipped to accommodate divers of all levels, providing top-tier equipment rentals for those who prefer to travel light. In addition, our seasoned dive masters are on hand to enrich your underwater excursions with their extensive knowledge of the local marine environment and dive sites. They ensure not only your safety but also point out the subtle wonders of the reef that might otherwise go unnoticed.

As you plan, keep in mind the unique advantage of St. George's Caye's proximity to the Belize Barrier Reef, allowing for a flexible dive schedule that can be customized to your preferences. This logistical ease opens up a world where you can dive into the depths of the ocean in the morning, bask in the sun's warmth by noon, and plunge back into the aquatic wonderland by afternoon. Engage with our dive team to craft the perfect underwater itinerary that caters to your curiosity and showcases the best of what the Belize Barrier Reef has to offer.

We hope you'll join us for this thrilling specialty dive to help protect our local reef during your next trip to the island!


St. George's Caye Resort is found 7-miles from main-land Belize City. Transfers are made by boat and once you have landed at BZE International Airport, your valet will have you on the island's sandy shores in under 30 minutes. Offering an array of adventure, romance, relaxation and SCUBA excursions, this resort is acclaimed for pristine reefs, seclusion and the ability to do as much or as little as one wishes.

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