Critically Endangered Sea Turtles meet on the Belize Barrier Reef

by McNab Editorial Team

Yahoo shares Scuba Divers in Belize thrilled to encounter two Hawksbill Sea Turtles

The Belize Barrier Reef is so rich in wondrous species of marine life. Between the coast of Belize and the reef, three types of turtles come to nest: Green, Hawksbill, and Loggerhead. They come for the abundant food and safe nesting ground. What is unique about Sea Turtles is that they spend their entire lives in water. However, they must go to sandy beaches to lay their eggs. Today, turtles are a protected species in Belize that you can enjoy possible sightings of when you snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef. 

A Scuba Diver shares the experience diving with these beautiful animals when in Belize.

For this scuba diver, it was a wonderful experience to be approached by one of these beautiful and gentle animals as it looked over the reef for sea sponges to eat. But that delight turned to disbelief as he realized that there was a second turtle approaching as well. For more than ten minutes, he accompanied the two turtles as they glided gracefully over the reef, seemingly enjoying the company of each other, and also, the company of their new human friend. An underwater experience such as this is simply magical. Meeting two Hawksbills at once made for a dive that this scuba enthusiast will not soon forget.

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