Long Caye Ridge Snorkeling
The 27th most popular snorkel dive spot in Belize.
Wednesday 29 November 2017 06:39 GMT
East of Belize City and Turneffe off the southwest side of Lighthouse Reef Atoll, the snorkeling at Long Caye Ridge is known for its spur-and-groove coral reef. The water depths range from shallow to 40 feet deep and offer good visibility. The Long Caye Ridge snorkeling dive site is located off the southwest side of Long Caye. 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, Long Caye Ridge is the 27th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 44 snorkeling dives in Belize. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Long Caye Ridge including Half Moon Caye Wall, Gorgonia Forest, Great Blue Hole, Elk Horn Forest, Tarpon Cave and Que Brada.