Be awed with the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere...
The clear blue warm waters of Belize are world renowned for being a diver’s paradise. With its marine landscape boasting three of only four atolls in the Northwest Caribbean and its Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world, stretching for 185 miles / 298 km along its coastline, the diving here is, to say the least, simply spectacular… The environment is unspoiled and the experience intimate!
The Great Blue Hole, located in the center of the Lighthouse, is the world’s largest known underwater sinkhole measuring 1000 feet in diameter and plunging to a depth of over 400 feet. It was made famous by marine explorer Jacques Cousteau on his research ship “Calypso” in 1972, and is the most well known dive site in Belize.
Between the mainland and the Belize Barrier Reef, sit more than 450 cayes, islets and islands, including Ambergris Caye, where PORTOFINO is located. The Belize Barrier Reef is only ½ mile (800 meters) from the PORTOFINO’s beach.
All diving and snorkeling starts from the Portofino dock, as we have our own Dive Shop.
Join our PADI Dive Master for a free “try dive” in our pool to get acquainted with diving. If the prospect of diving entices you, our Dive Master can get your certified as a PADI Open Water Diver.
If you are curious what other guests who stayed think about us, please go to the guestbook.
As well we have made a gallery for you, where you will find more diving and snorkeling pictures taken mostly by our guests.