Join us to discover the incredible atolls of Glovers Reef,
Turneffe Island, and Lighthouse Reef. Located on the Caribbean coast of Central
Belize is a friendly English speaking country rich in history and
unspoiled natural attractions ranging from its rainforests to its beautiful
Travel to Belize City is easy and accessible by commercial jet
service offered by USAirways, American, Continental, and Grupo Taca Airlines.
If your schedule allows, we encourage you to spend a few days before or after
your cruise to explore this beautiful ecotourism-minded country. Jungle
resorts, river tubing, canoeing, jungle treks, tours of ancient Mayan ruins,
the Belize Zoo - Belize has much to offer.
Saturday You are welcome to
board your Nekton Liveaboard after 7:30 p.m. When your flight
arrives on Saturday, a Nekton crew member will meet you at Belize's Philip
Goldson International Airport International Airport (BZE). If you
choose to take advantage of our shuttle service transportation ($25 USD
includes both Saturdays), your luggage will be taken to your
Nekton Liveaboard and depending on your arrival time you will either be
taken directly to your Nekton Liveaboard or to the Princess Hotel and
Casino. The Princess Hotel offers Nekton guests VIP
treatment including the use of thier pool, gym, bowling alley,
and casino. You'll also get a 25% discount off drinks, and there is a $10
USD BBQ Buffet. Please plan to eat dinner in Belize City prior to boarding as
dinner will not be served onboard Saturday night. Pick-Up for transfer to your
Nekton Liveaboard will be at the Princess Hotel and Casino at 7:15 p.m.
The Captain's Briefing begins onboard at 8:00 p.m. with departure after.
Sunday - Friday Your Nekton
Liveaboard departs for dive sites along the atolls of Lighthouse Reef and
Turneffe Island. The Southern Itinerary also includes sites on Glovers Reef.
The diving in Belize includes walls beginning at approximately 50 feet (15
meters) of water. Visibility is excellent along the walls typically exceeding
100 feet (30 meters). Depending the week, you will also have the opportunity to
picnic on and explore scenic Half Moon Caye and its bird sanctuary. Enjoy at
least 4 - 5 dives per day, including night dives and the opportunity to dive
all the way through Friday night (or snorkel if your flight out is within 24
hours). A typical day goes something like this:
|6 - 9:00 a.m.
|Breakfast Buffet (optional dawn dive on some days)
|Dive briefing on sundeck followed by open diving
|While Lunch is Served, boat moves to afternoon dive site
|Dive site briefing on sundeck followed by open diving
|Dinner is served followed by evening slide presentation
|Dive deck opens again for night dive
|Depart for tomorrow morning's new dive site
Saturday Check-out time is 8:00 a.m. If you are taking advantage of our shuttle service, we will transport you to either Belize's Goldson International airport or to the Princess Hotel and Casino. We can also suggest a fascinating tour of the Ancient Mayan ruins of Altun Ha. That tour runs from 9 a.m. until 12 noon (tour cost is $85 USD per guest). With this tour, the drivers can have you back at the Goldson International Airport by 12 noon on that Saturday.
Belize Passport Requirements
The Belize Government requires that non-Belize citizens of all ages must carry a valid passport for travel to Belize. A certified birth certificate and drivers license is not sufficient. The Passport must be valid for at least 6 months after arrival date in Belize. No visas are required for U.S., U.K. and Canada citizens and these countries also maintain embassy's in Belize. Most other countries require visas.
Belize Money Matters
Although your cruise includes all onboard meals and diving activity, you may choose to make onboard purchases from the boutique or for photo processing and rentals. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, travelers checks and cash. Note that U.S. Dollars are gladly accepted in Belize at a rate of 2 Belize Dollars to 1 U.S. Dollar.