Que Brada Snorkeling

The 33rd most popular snorkel dive spot in Belize.

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East of Belize City and Turneffe off the southwest side of Lighthouse Reef Atoll, the snorkeling at Que Brada is popular for its abundant and friendly marine life. There is a crescent-shaped coral reef known for its vibrant colors. Beyond the main reef structure, there are sand flats with coral patches and sponges. The Quebrada snorkeling dive site is located off the southwest side of Long Caye in 20 foot deep waters.

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, Que Brada is the 33rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 44 snorkeling dives in Belize. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Que Brada including Half Moon Caye Wall, Gorgonia Forest, Great Blue Hole, Long Caye Ridge, Elk Horn Forest and Tarpon Cave.

MORE INFORMATION

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Belize" from Lonely Planet

Recommended Map:  "Belize Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Dec. - Apr.

Base Camp:  Huracan Diving Lodge (954) 802-5005

GPS:  17.203093, -87.609122

Date Published:  1/6/2012

Date Updated:  11/29/2017

ID:  23988

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