Clear, calm waters combined with an abundance of fascinating coral and fish make Placencia a premier spot for snorkeling in Belize. Spend the day exploring exotic coral species such as branching fire, rose lace and blushing star, and keep an eye out for the dazzling stoplight parrotfish, queen angelfish, squirrelfish and the great barracuda. Depending on what time of year you visit, you may also be able to catch a glimpse of the majestic whale shark.
Time: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Half-Day Snorkeling | Off-shore caves
Designed for families and those that want to have a short introduction to snorkeling. Snorkeling activities will take place in the vicinity of cayes (tiny islands) located just off-shore from Placencia.
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Whale Shark snorkeling
Only a few dive destinations on the planet can boast about the return of the largest fish in the ocean year after year. During the full moon week of April, May and June, the Whale Shark will glide through our waters giving divers and snorkelers the unmatched opportunity to share the ocean with them in close quarters. Documented to reach lengths of up to sixty feet, the Whale Shark will amaze any adventurer and may end up being the most beautiful and graceful creature you will ever see. At Gladden Spit whale sharks will readily approach boats, snorkelers and divers if they do not feel threatened.
Time: April to June on full moon cycle (inquire for specific dates)