Lonely Planet, one of the most respected publishers of travel information on the Internet has named Belize one of the world’s best places to learn to dive.
“Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between,” writes Sarah Reid, the author of the article which was published on December 5th 2014 on www.lonelyplanet.com.
“Dwarfed only by Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System lies less than a mile from Caye Caulker. Its countless dive sites house everything from delicate sea fans to majestic coral gardens, but Belize's iconic Great Blue Hole, reached on a day trip from Caye Caulker, is best left to advanced divers.”
“Course fees at this idyllic, low-key Caribbean island are among the highest in Central America, but the diving here is by far the best. Diving is year-round, with conditions near perfect around May. During the rainy season from December to April, seas can be choppy,” states the article.
According to Lloyd Alvarez of Cahal Pech Resort in San Ignacio Belize, Caye Caulker is not only a perfect base to learn how to dive but also a perfect destination to relax and unwind from life’s fast pace.
“Caye Caulker’s motto is “Go Slow” and the island will definitely help you to slow down,” says Alvarez who books many Caye Caulker Belize Vacations for guests who stay at Cahal Pech Village Resort.
The other destinations that made it on the list are Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, Egypt, Honduras ,Ecuador, Vanuatu, Philippines, and Maldives.
For more information about Belize or Caye Caulker, please contact Cahal Pech Village Resort via email at info(@)cahalpech.com or toll free at: 239 494 3281.