Belize – – The Blue Hole
Belize is without a doubt a paradise for diving, since the Caribbean Barrier Reef is only about 20 kilometers from the coast. The Caribbean Barrier Reef is the second largest in the world, full of islands, keys. The region is so large it supports mangroves and palm trees in some instances.
The richness of nutrients that the currents carry from the mangroves and the refuge provided by the reefs make these waters a biological reserve.
The northern half of Belize is made up of lowlands, with large swamps. The southern half is dominated by mountain ranges, such as the Mayan Mountains, which reach a maximum altitude of 1,122 m at Victoria Peak. The Caribbean coast is bordered by a barrier of coral reefs and numerous keys (islets). The main rivers are the Belize, the Hondo, which forms a large part of the border with Mexico, and the Sarstoon (Sarstún), which forms the southwest border with Guatemala. Belize’s climate is subtropical, moderated by sea breezes along the coast. The average annual temperature is 26 ° C.
The rainy season lasts from May to February. Total rainfall increases from north to south, with 1,800 mm on average. The reefs of Belize have the peculiarity that a large part of them are emergent, whether in the form of cays, small islands or atolls. This gives them a geographical attraction of great beauty and invites you to visit them by boat or by diving. The enormous number of fish that live there, among the coral forests and rocks, present a landscape of multiple shapes and colors: a universe of life that we hardly suspect