Chain Wall

Location 1.7 nautical miles (2.4km) east of Long Caye Depth 35-130ft (11 -340m) Access Boat Chain Wall has a sandy and grassy plain marked by a buoy in 30ft of water. This whole reeftop stays fairly flat and consistent at 35ft to 40ft until the wall drops off at 50ft. The site has one of the new mooring eyes The sand and crevices feature low coral and are home to southern and roughtail stingrays, tilefish and lizard-fish. Macro opportunities here are good and both 60mm and 105mm macro lenses...

Pompion Caye

Location 20 nautical miles 32km southeast ofPlacencia Depth 3-20ft 1 -6m Access Boat or shore Expertise Rating Novice sloping from 25ft to 45ft, then plunging to 1800ft. Don't drop your camera off this wall Swim down the slope from 25ft to 45ft and then just enjoy this wall. It's not as heavily overgrown as other walls in this area, though there are still plenty of attractive corals, sponges and cleaning stations to keep you busy. Keep a sharp eye into the blue as this is a known manta ray...

Triple Anchor

Location Southwest side ofTurneffe Atoll Depth 45-100ft 14-30 m Access Boat Location Southwest side ofTurneffe Atoll Depth 30-100ft 9-30 m Access Boat The mooring here is at the 45ft mark near one of three anchors. There are no wreck remains but the anchors are distinctive. Swim around the area at roughly the same depth and look for one anchor in the sand the other two will also be evident as they are firmly stuck into the overgrowing reef - despite being submerged and overgrown for centuries,...

From The Author

A warm thank you to my wife Larie for her support and help in my travels and writing this guide. I would also like to thank Tori Kyler Steinmeier for sharing her excellent insights into the habitats and behavior of the marine creatures of Belize's reefs. Thanks also go to Ryan Vernon, Peter Hughes, MikeTougas, Bruno Hinst, Ferdie Arganda, Elsie Turia, John Garraway, Jerry Carmaco, Carlos Soler, Elia Daniels, Cheryl Arscot at Diveres. com, Larry Speaker, Emil, Cano, Carlos Santino, David Cal,...