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“Like swimming in an aquarium”
Review of Turneffe Reef

Turneffe Reef
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Beautiful! An underwater garden with loads of brightly coloured fish. It looks like and undersea puzzle. So much h to see.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

In general, we found the diving in the outer reefs of central Belize to be not quite as good as the Great Barrier Reef (before the latest round of bleaching) and very close in quality to the dives we did in Cozumel (Coz would probably win by a nose and Coz's reefs are much closer).

We did The Elbow as part of a three tank dive. First, the outer reefs are a long boat ride (I assume from everywhere on the mainland; we were in Hopkins and it was about one and a half hours). The water is always calmer inside the main reef, which is an hour of the trip.

We saw a lot of life and the coral was good. Viz was decent, but not exceptional. 65' was a good depth. We saw an eagle ray, turtle, a couple lionfish (an invasive species in the Caribbean), lobsters, all the usual Caribbean suspects, and a ramora followed us around for half the dive. The divemaster said that when the currents are stronger there are plenty of larger things to see (it was pretty tame on our dive).

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

We dove twice in this area. The coral is abundant, healthy and beautiful. We would definitely love to return.

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

I went night fishing off of the reef. It was amazing. The space is pretty remote so there are no lights prevent the view of the beautiful stars in the sky. Felt safe and had a great time here. Can't wait to go back.

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

The visibility in the atoll is amazing (35/40m). Really good spot.

Not so much in terms of "big" things, but corals, schools, and some turtles/nurse sharks

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