In the South Water Caye Marine Reserve off Belize, the snorkeling at Tobacco Caye is simple excellent. This tiny island provides direct access to an offshore reef, or you can take full day trips to nearby Glovers Reef Marine Reserve around Glovers Atoll. The popular dive site is known as Tobacco Cut, which is located on the southeast side of Tobacco Caye. Enter the waters from the dock. The snorkeling at Tobacco Cut is in waters from 6 to 30 feet deep.
Tobacco Caye is a 30 minute boat ride from Dangriga.
To reach the snorkeling in Belize by air, fly into Belize City International Airport (BZE) which is located west of Belize City. Since there are few hotels near the airport and the airport is pretty far from the sketchy Belize City, you will want to arrive as early in the day as possible to meet your connection. There are two small inter-island airlines that serve many other destinations off-shore of Belize. Note, even if you reserve a specific inter-island flight at a specific time, only after you check-in with the inter-island carrier are you really assigned to an actual flight at an actual time. While there is a ferry service from downtown Belize City to some islands, there are only informal taxis (in personally owned vehicles) from the airport along slow roads thru run-down neighborhoods to the ferry dock, which is located in a very sketchy area. Hence, the ferry service does not tend to be a very popular option with tourists. When you are departing from Belize, the departure tax is included in the airline ticket, but make sure to verify.
Overall, Tobacco Caye is the 6th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 33 snorkeling dives in Belize.