Half Moon Caye Wall Snorkeling
The 19th most popular snorkel dive spot in Belize.
Wednesday 29 November 2017 06:39 GMT
East of Belize City and Turneffe off the southeast side of Lighthouse Reef Atoll, the snorkeling at Half Moon Caye Wall is within the Half Moon Caye National Monument. This 30 foot deep dive site is known for good visibility. While snorkeling Half Moon Caye Wall, you may encounter parrotfish, snapper, eels, conch, rays and reef sharks. The Half Moon Caye Wall dive site is located east 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, Half Moon Caye Wall is the 19th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 44 snorkeling dives in Belize. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Half Moon Caye Wall including Gorgonia Forest, Great Blue Hole, Long Caye Ridge, Elk Horn Forest, Tarpon Cave and Que Brada.