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Located on the eastern coast of Central America between Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, Belize is one of the most diverse nations of the Americas, both above and below the water. The Belize Barrier Reef, described by Charles Darwin as 'the most remarkable reef in the West Indies' was made famous by the legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau when he brought the Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef to the world's attention.



Home to more than 100 species of coral and 500 species of fish, some scientists claim that less than 10 per cent of this UNESCO World Heritage Site has been explored. With such a huge array of marine diversity, and the remains of the ancient Mayan civilisation to explore during surface intervals, there are plenty of reasons to visit. Read on for all you need to know about taking a scuba diving vacation to Belize...





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