A remote Caribbean tropical island resort
for the ultimate diving and fishing adventure.

DIVE SITES (in alphabetical order)

Al's Hideout
Deep Dive (60-120 ft.) Not only is Blackbirds principal owner called Al, but its also the name of a jew fish who lives on this steep wall with crags and overhangs. Expect big barracuda.

Ambergris Caye (Northern Main Reef)
25 miles of solid barrier reef, one-third mile from shore with several channels passing through. Mostly deep diving outside the reef in spur-and-groove coral formations.

Blackbirds Cut
Medium dive (20-70 ft.) Cutting across the reef zonations, from the lagoon to the drop off, seeing the changes in habitat and inhabitants.

Blue Hole
A collapsed cave roof from the risen oceans following the ice age has left geological mysteries and a hole 408 ft deep in which we go 130 ft to observe sunken stalactites.

Cababash Cut
Medium(40-80 ft) dive. Spectacular sponges- tubes and barrels, and brightly colored ropes and encrusting sponges.

Central Main Reef
Protected by Turneffe Atoll. Some spur and groove with several good, deep walls.

Chinamans Wall
Medium dive (30-100 ft.) The rim along the wall is packed with hard and soft corals. A good dive to watch cleaning stations.

CoCo Point
Drift dive along impressive coral heads at 60-80 ft. Great steep drop with an abundance of garden eels on sand patches at 30-50 ft.

Not the theater you find in Rome or L. A., but a shallow 20-60 ft dive. Tall towers of boulder corals form guarded pathways down to the wall. Lots of hamlets.

Coral Canyon
Shallow 35 ft dive, which explores the buttresses of the fore-reef possible in very calm conditions. Huge coral formations inhabited by fishes, crabs, lobster, and the occasional school of Tarpon.

Coral Gardens
Easy Shallow Dive (maximum 30 ft.) along sandy coral ridge. On a good day this is one of the most beautiful shallow reef dives with perfect coral formations in good health.

Glover's Reef
Beautiful walls n southeast face. West wall loaded with fish. Generally the diving is outstanding and there are four pretty islands with good anchorages.

Grouper City
Drift Dive along a 50-70 ft wall with plenty of Grouper.

Lighthouse Reef
Most varied and best diving in Belize with many sheer drop-offs starting at 30 ft. No matter where the wind blows from, there is safe, calm harbor and good diving.

Northern Turneffe
Short walls 40 to 100 ft. Slopes on West. Some sheer drop-offs on east to 70 ft.

Little Cababash
Spectacular wall drop at 60 ft. Overhang with Black Corals, abundant reef with lots of Tube and Barrel Sponges. Large loggerhead turtle are frequently seen.

Long Caye Wall
Medium dive (20-80 ft.) The wall starts at 25 ft and all the colors of sponges and soft corals are there. Lots of small Tunicates and Seaslugs and large Grouper and Jacks.

Majestic Alley
Shallow Dive (30-50 ft.) with Staghorn and Elkhorn corals and lots of tropical reef fish.

Deep Dive (60-120 ft.) Large black corals and sponges growing from a vertical cliff, up to sandy stretch with coral patch communities.

Drift Dive along 40-50 ft wall off resort with many spectacular combinations.

Silver Caves
Medium dive (20-80 ft.) Along the shallow wall are caves where schools of silversides are usually experienced.

Soldiers Caye
Shallow dive (30 ft.) Good first dive. Large variety of corals and fishes, especially pillar corals and moray eels.

South Turneffe
Deep walls and lots of fish on the east side with short wall and slopes on the more protected west.

Southern Main Reef
Numerous, pretty, small cayes on the reed plateau with good shallow diving inside. The wall outside starts at 70 ft. and goes vertically out of sight. Plentiful fish.

Stingray Motel
Shallow (35-60 ft) dive. Large patch of sand frequented by resting Southern Stingrays, Eagle Rays and Hawksbill turtles.

The Crabwalk
Deep Dive (maximum 130 ft) Channel clinging crabs inhabit the many holes in this wall, while schools of Horse eyed Jack, frequent the area.

The Elbow
A deep or medium dive and the time to see the pelagics. Divers go to Belize just for this one. The live aboards cannot do it. The Blue Planet Divers, dive shop for Blackbird Caye, can operate drift diving.

Turtle Ridge
Medium dive (maximum 70 ft.) Easily navigated along coral ridges running from 30 ft to sheer drop at 65 ft. Excellent night, day, and twilight dives.

West Side Story
Medium dive (30-80 ft.) No wall- gently sloping reef. Enriched by mangroves, everything here is different.

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