One of the main reasons people visit Belize is to dive the beautiful Belize Barrier Reef! Belize is home not only to the largest living barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere but also home to the Great Blue Hole, a world wonder. Now, The Ellysian invites you to experience an array of unparalleled underwater adventure with their All-Inclusive Scuba Diving Package. After all, highlights of the trip includes visiting these 4 amazing dive sites.
Deemed a world heritage site by UNESCO, The Great Blue Hole has attracted avid scuba divers from all over the globe, the environmentally conscious, and many other travelers to its depths. Even though studies have concluded it was a cave system that collapsed in the last ice age, The Great Blue Hole still retains a shroud of mystery. With stalactite formations that date back 153,000 years, one has to wonder about the secrets the caverns hold. Diving the Great Blue Hole leaves you feeling small in comparison to the greatness of the sunken cave.
Glover’s Reef Atoll is a southern gem. Though 6 other composite sites make up Belize’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve is the largest of all seven. At 20 miles long, this shallow lagoon houses over 700 patch reefs found inside. Possibly the richest marine environment in the Caribbean, it’s 2,600-foot drop at it’s eastern edge is an impressive snorkeling and diving adventure.
Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve (GSSCMR) is located roughly 22 miles East of Placencia, roughly an hour to an hour and a half boat ride away. This area is bustling with schools of fish and marine life as it covers roughly 26,000 acres of aquatic habitat making it an attraction for Whale Sharks. After all, it is a fantastic spot for both divers and snorkelers.
South Water Caye Marine Reserve
The South Water Caye Marine Reserve, just 10 miles from Placencia or roughly an hour by boat, is the nation’s largest marine reserve that teems with wildlife. Additionally, the South Water Caye Marine Reserve (SWCMR) along with Gladden Spit Silk Cayes MR, Laughing Bird Caye MR and Sapodilla Cayes MR, make up the Southern Barrier Reef Complex. Designated in 1996, the SWCMR protects a total of 185 square miles of islands and their surrounding waters. Importantly, SWCMR was first recognized for the integrity of its marine ecosystems and its importance locally, regionally, and internationally. As such, this complex is considered one of the areas with the highest biodiversity in the entire Mesoamerican Reef region.
Your Stay at The Ellysian
Located on the shoreline of Placencia village, The Ellysian is a luxury beachfront paradise. Here, you can enjoy the serenity and the splendors of a modern stay. With picturesque beachfront ocean views and easy access to marine adventures, boutique resort makes for the perfect base for exploring offshore Belize.
The Ellysian Package details: 7 Night Dive Package starts at USD$3,275 per person
- Roundtrip Commuter Flights from/to Belize’s International airport
- Roundtrip Road Transfers from/to Placencia’s airstrip
- 7 Nights’ accommodation
- Hosted Welcome
- Breakfast Daily
- Daily Lunch & 3-Course Dinners
- Unlimited Local Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
- 4 Full-day Diving Excursions
- Glover’s Reef Atoll 2-Tank
- Silk Cayes Marine Reserve 2-Tank
- South Water Caye Marine Reserve 2-Tank
- The Great Blue Hole 2-Tank
- 1 60-Minute Swedish Massage per person
Other Complimentary perks include:
- Welcome Drink
- Use of Bicycles, Kayaks, Pedal Boat, and Stand-Up Paddle Boards
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