North Ambergris Caye Dive Sites

M&M Caverns

M&M Caverns

Caverns

70'-90'

Boat

Tiger, Gruper, Jacks

This is probably one of the best dives found off the barrier reef on Ambergris Caye, located only a half mile from our Dive Center. This dive is noted for its extensive tunnels and caverns. As you descend down to a depth of 90' you see the entrance to the first tunnel which has a lenght of 30' to the exit which comes out at a depth of 60'.

Because of the deep water surrounding these tunnels, there are always schools of horse eyejacks and a good opportunity to see deep water pelagics cruising the reef. A dive not to be missed!
Renegades

Renegades

Overhang

80'

Boat

Lobster

Fish-watching at its best!! This dive site is one of the sites where the yearly grouper spawnings take place on the full moons of December and January. This means there is always a congregation of groupers and lots of other species for you to see.

Another interesting point of this dive is the unusually large coral formation shaped like a huge mushroom which the fish seem to use like an umbrella for shade!
Happy Hour Reef

Happy Hour Reef

Coral

70'

Boat

Beautiful Coral, Sponge

We call it Happy Hour Reef because of the first time we went there one late afternoon, and were lucky enough to witness the spawning of the coral, which happens once a year. All year round though, you will see lots of big barrel sponges, sea fans and phenominal colors. This is a drift dive so you can take all the time you need to explore.
Eailman’s Reef

Eailman's Reef

Mushroom Sharp Coral

70'-80'

Boat

Gruper spawning in january

The coral at this spot is uniquely shaped like a huge mushroom under which the whole variety of reef fish of the caribbean Sea seek protection. This is also the spot where groupers meet for spawning around December and January each year.
Devil’s Canyons

Devil's Canyon

Steep Canyon, Wall

60'-150'

Boat

Caribbean Reef Fish

It’s called Devil’s Canyons because the canyon walls at this site drop off very steep to about 150 feet. It is impressive to dive along the side of these walls. There lots of marine life and you could literally meet any kind of fish.
Palmeros Point

Palermos Point

       
You will be diving through arches carved by a slight current that comes down from Mexico catching there in the pointed reef formation. Because of this current, bigger fish such as Baracuda, stick around to hunt. Also there is a good chance of meeting big eagle rays, which feed on the micro-organisms that float in the current.
Angel’s Flats

Angel's Flats

 

60'80'

Boat

Blk Angel, Butterfly

At this site the canyons of the reef are filled all the way up with sand, creating a great sandy flat, frequently interupted by the coral tops of the canyons that will stick out. The reason why we call it Angel's Flats is the amazing range of artfully colored Angel and Butterfly Fish, that like to meet around here. Also, you will find some Sting Rays and Nurse Sharks sleeping in the sand.
Mahogany

Mahogany

   

Boat

Tiger, Gruppers, Nassau

This place is quite easy to find due to a huge mahogany tree that once got caught on the barrier reef and marks the spot. At this site the coral formation is about 20 feet higher than all along the rest of the reef, creating a little underwater hill, that attracts numerous reef fish, like Tiger and Nassau Groupers, different species of Trigger Fish. There is also a big school of Blue Tang Fish that made this spot their home.
Mexico Pinnacle

Mexico Pinnacle

Coral

70'-90'

Boat

Caribbean Reef Fish, Gruper, Nurse Shark

Starting by diving through a cavern you will end up in front of a coral pinacle that usually attracts groupers and nurse sharks. This size is also unique for a wall like drop off with lots of tube sponges and beautiful soft coral.
The Wall

The Wall

Sandy Slope

60'-90'

Boat

All Coral & marine Life

The Wall is the most northern dive site in the country of Belize, right at the border of Mexico. It is also the only wall on the 183 miles of Belize’s Main Barrier Reef. Due to the distance, we don’t dive this site often, but, when we do, we get suprised all the time by the size of the fish we find here. Talking about unspoiled dive sites... this is definitely the one!
SOUTH AMBERGRIS CAYE DIVE SITES

Love Tunnels

Love Tunnels

Caverns

90'-100'

Boat

Horseye Jacks

The site is named Love Tunnels simply because a pair of lovers got married in the entrance to this huge cave mouth. Combined with the beautiful and massive gorgonians and the large congregation of blue chromis, this is a beautiful dive to be added to your list.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Hol Chan

Barrier, Cut

15'-30'

Boat

Nurse Shark, Tarpon, Electric Eel, Eagle Ray

Located 16 minutes away from Journey’s End is one of Belize’s most famous dives and also happens to be the country’s first marine reserve. This dive is dense with all sorts of tropical fish... from huge dog tame groupers to morey eels and thousands of yellowtail.

Here you can literally see most of the fish in the Caribbean. It also happens to be our night dive spot where you can see lemon sharks, eagle rays cruising at dark and all the night-time critters found on a world class dive site!
Shark Ray Alley

Shark Ray Alley

Sandy

8'-10'

Boat

Nurse shark, StingRay

This site was highlighted in the April, 1996 issue of Skin Diver magazine, and is Ambergris Caye’s newest attraction. You can snorkle and interact with up to 26 tame stringrays and 12 puppy dog nurse sharks. This is a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!
Pillar Coral

Pillar Coral

 

30'-70'

Boat

School Master, Barracuda

Located in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, the pillar coral dive site is a beautiful dive with lots of grouper that literally follow you throughout the dive. The name of the dive comes from the huge pillar corals found at this site and the abundant fish life that live around these coral formations.
Amigo’s Wreck

Amigo's Wreck

 

70'

Boat

Nurse, Angel, Black Angel

This site is just outside our beautiful coral canyons, you will end this dive at a 30 foot wreck. The wreck was purposely sunk in this spot to attract bigger marine life. It worked! Today we have big Nassau and black groupers, big hog fish snappers, nurse sharks and a couple of moray eels living in and around the wreck. This is a gorgeous dive! You have to do it while you are here with us!
Eagle Ray Canyon

Eagle Ray Canyon

Canyons

70'-90'

Boat

Eagle Ray, YellowTail

This site is just outside the Hol Chan Marine Park Channel and due to tidal current, we keep meeting schools of spotted eagle rays. The reef itself is accentuated by huge barrel sponges and a variety of big groupers. Snappers like to hang out in between everything.
Pescador Cavern

Pescador Cavern

Cavern

90'-`100'

Boat

Bar Jack

Instead of hovering over the reef, you will explore under the reef at this site, swimming through a long tunnel. Big spiney lobsters and spider crabs like to hide in here. At the end of the tunnel, there is a steep drop off to a couple of hundred feet. You’ll meet Cubero Snappers who come up out of the deep to hunt here during surface interval.
Cypress

Cypress

Finger Canyons

50'-70'

Boat

Cleaning Station

Unique to this site is the concentration of impressive orange and white elk horn coral. Schools of yellowtail, grey, black and red snappers swim among these beautiful coral formations. Because they are accustomed to being fed, they will come up very close to you. Cypress is a great spot for photographers who want to fill their wide angle lens with colorful schools of fish.
Buena Vista Point

Buena Vista Point

Fingers, Groove

60'-80'

Boat

Cleaning Station

Pausing over impressive finger canyons on this dive, you will see some underwater cleaning stations. At these stations, big snappers and groupers sit patiently and let the cleaning goby fish clear their mouth and gills of parasites. It is possible to get really close to the fish for pictures.
North Caye Caulker Cut

N. Caye Caulker Cut

Coral, Patches

60'-90'

Boat

Big School Snappers

This is the southern most dive site on the main barrier reef that we go. The cut is special because manatee often swim there all the way from the mainland rivers to search for food. Around July, you might even see a whale shark here.
OTHER DIVE SITES OF INTEREST

Annie's Farm

Slope, Spurs, Grooves

50' - 130'+

Boat

Eagle Ray, Turtle

Black Beauty

Wall

50' - 130'+

Boat

Black Coral

Blue Hole

Wall, Blue Hole

130'+

Boat

Reef Shark, Manta Ray

Caye Caulker Barrier Reef

Spurs, Grooves, Caves

20'-90'

Boat

Grouper, Eagle Ray, Moray Eel

Caye Chapel Barrie Reef

Spurs, Grooves

35'-90'

Boat

Eagle Ray

Coral Forest

Cut

10'

Boat

Stingray, Barracuda

Eel Gardens

Slope

30'

Boat

 

Elbow

Slope, Wall

40'-130'+

Boat

Dolphin, Reef Shark

English Caye

Slope

40'-80'

Boat

Grouper, Moray Eel

Glover's Reef

Barrier, Cut

15'-30'

Boat

Eagle Ray

Ice Cream Cone

Spurs, Grooves

50'-13-'+

Boat

Eagle Ray

Lighthouse Reed

Wall

30'-130'+

Boat

Eagle Ray

Little Finger

Spurs, Grooves

50'-13-'

Boat

Eagle Ray

Mackeral Hole

Spurs, Grooves

50'-13-'

Boat

Mackeral

Mata

Barrier, Cut

10'-20'

Boat

Caribbean Reef Fish

Mexico Rocks

Patch

10'-15'

Boat

 

Morgan's Reef

Barrier, Caves, Canyons

50'-130'+

Boat

Eagle Ray

Permits Paradise

Barrier

30'-5-'

Boat

Eagle Ray, Jewfish

Peter's Peak

Wall, Slope

60'-13-'+

Boat

Reef Shark, Dolphin

San Pedro Cut

Barrier, Cut

30'-50'

Boat

Jewfish, Nurse Shark, Eagle Ray