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Half Moon Caye Wall

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Half Moon Caye Wall is one of the most popular dive sites in Belize. The wall is part of the Lighthouse Reef Atoll and Half Moon Caye, one of the oldest protected nature reserves in Belize.

The site is best known for its dramatic drop-off and abundance of sand eels. But the spot is also a good place for observing nurse sharks, lemon sharks, blacktip reef sharks, bull sharks, and various species of ray. Dolphins have been seen in the area.

The wall itself is overgrown with coral, sea fans, and large sea sponges that attract many colorful small fish.

Maximum depth: 42 meters/138 feet

Visibility: 25 meters/82 feet

Current: Low

Level: Experienced divers

Entry: Boat

Dive site info provided by Besjana H on Oct 11, 2021
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    Peter Zaitsev

    Sep 29, 2022
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    Kevin L Peterson

    Apr 5, 2022
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    Great dive with plenty of marina life. Swam with reef sharks. The colors scattered throughout the reef was amazing!
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    Allison Raymond

    Feb 15, 2021
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    Rodrigo

    Sep 13, 2017
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    The Half Moon Caye Wall is a well known dive site described as "6,000 feet vertical abyss". This exquisite wall is unmatched by any other place in the world and offers a unique diving opportunity. Divers ... The Half Moon Caye Wall is a well known dive site described as "6,000 feet vertical abyss". This exquisite wall is unmatched by any other place in the world and offers a unique diving opportunity. Divers will be able to see a diversity of marine life in canyons, including corals, garden eels and some of the most spectacular sponge formations. Larger pelagics such as stingrays, sea turtles and sharks are seen swimming in the blue. The coastal forest, consisting mainly of the orange-flowered Ziricote tree found in the western part of the island, represents a small, endangered and fragile habitat that grows according to soil type and height above sea level. It supports what is considered the only Booby Red-footed breeding colony in the Western Caribbean. The Booby colony supports the stability of the forest by supplying guano as fertilizer. The colony can be seen from an observation platform located in the forest.
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    MKE

    Apr 17, 2017
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