Tarpon Cave Snorkeling

The 32nd most popular snorkel dive spot in Belize.

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East of Belize City and Turneffe off the southeast side of Lighthouse Reef Atoll, the snorkeling at Tarpon Cave is known for its sand flats providing habitat for garden eels. The Tarpon Cave snorkeling 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, Tarpon Cave is the 32nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 44 snorkeling dives in Belize. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Tarpon Cave including Half Moon Caye Wall, Gorgonia Forest, Great Blue Hole, Long Caye Ridge, Que Brada and Elk Horn Forest.

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:  17.201679, -87.581034

Date Published:  1/5/2012

Date Updated:  11/29/2017

ID:  23992

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