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Paradise Found in Placencia, Belize

A recount of an amazing Belize Vacation by Stephanie Patterson. Splash Dive Center is glad to have been a part of your Belize Vacation.

Paradise Found in Placencia, Belize

Before arriving in Placencia, I worried I wouldn’t like it.

People offered up activities for John and me to do incase we got bored during our 4 night stay. I knew the village itself was small. I hadn’t visited last year, so a little fear of the unknown was at play.

Yet I still felt the pull of Placencia, my gut telling me it was worth going, so I chose it as our main beach […]

By |July 1st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Protecting the Belize Barrier Reef: Lionfish Safaris

Splash Dive Center Protecting the Belize Barrier Reef: Lionfish Safaris

Splash Dive Center is dedicated to saving the reef one Lionfish at a time. Every year through the hype of the Lobster fest the Splash Team conducts one of its annual Lionfish Safaris. Taking care of the coral reef should come first to anyone who enjoys the sport of diving.

It is important to note that the Lionfish also known as Pterois volitans are a venomous species of fish. Lionfish are known as one of the top predators both to humans and other marine creatures. This creature can grow as large as 18 […]

By |June 30th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Protecting the Marine Environment

Belize Protecting our Marine Environment: Splash Clean Up!

Splash Dive Center is more than just a diving center. Splash Dive Center is focused on giving back to the community and to the environment.  The Caribbean Community Secretariat (2003) states the quantity of waste is closely linked to the level of economic activity in a country.  Like with many other countries the marine environment is important to Belize as it provides a way of life for many. Protecting our environment protects the marine species’ habitat. Each day we head out to sea we witness the diversity of the marine species and would […]

By |May 30th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Belize Whale Shark Diving

Belize Whale Shark Diving

Scuba diving in Belize is magnificent all year round but during the months of March, April, May and June, on a full moon prepare to be awed. During these months in the area of Gladden Spit Whale Sharks are often spotted. Splash Dive Center offers a high probability encounter with these magnificent creatures during these months.

Diving with Whale Sharks is a breath-taking experience. Whale sharks are often compared to a big puppy. These creatures are known as the world’s largest fish species but are sweet as a pup! Certainly the size and the sudden wave this creature […]

By |May 13th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Lobster in Belize

Lobster a Belizean delicacy. It can be easily said that this tasty delicacy is loved by all. It’s amazingly soft meat and rich texture will have you craving more the very first time you try it. In Belize this delicacy is widely eaten and served in nearly every restaurant in a variety of dishes. Unfortunately, enjoying lobster only comes within the season.  The lobster season begins on June 15th and with it comes a host of local celebrations.

Fishermen gear up for this day by setting out for some lobster fishing while local festivities kick off celebrating the opening of the […]

By |April 30th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Chocolate and the Ancient Maya

Chocolate is one of the oldest and most pleasurable foods. It is said that the ancient Mayas considered chocolate to be a powerful aphrodisiac.

It is true that nobody knows chocolate better than the ancient Maya.

History of Chocolate and the Maya Civilization

When we think about chocolate we think about a solid bar. However, back during the Mayan Civilization in Central America, chocolate was known only as a simple drink. It was simply made using cocoa beans, chili peppers, and water. The word chocolate itself is derived from the Maya word ‘xocolatl’ meaning ‘bitter water’. This drink was highly esteemed that the […]

By |April 13th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Planning your Belize Vacation: Research

Planning your Belize vacation can be overwhelming. The best way to find out more about Belize and what to expect is to keep digging. Know as much as you can about Belize before boarding your flight. Here are a few travel tips with links to official information about Belize that can help you plan:

Visit the official Belize webpage: https://www.travelbelize.org/

Travel Belize is the official webpage managed by the Belize Tourism Board and holds loads of accurate information about Belize. The Belize Tourism Board is a statutory board within the Ministry of Tourism which functions as a strategic partnership between government and […]

By |March 30th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Easter Vacation: Holy Week

The Easter Holiday in Belize is a blend of Christian holiday that extends over a four-day holiday weekend. The Easter Holiday is referred to as Holy Week (Semana Santa). During this week the  suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is observed. Traditionally Holy week begins on Palm Sunday for Catholics. However, in Belize the public and bank holiday begins on Good Friday through to Easter Monday. During this week Catholics follow many traditions such as processions and special mass. Holy Week in Belize commemorates a host of traditions especially observed in Benque Del Carmen, Cayo District.

In Benque Viejo del […]

By |March 8th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge

La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge is more than just a canoe race. This race has not only become an international race bringing in teams from Japan, U.S.A, Canada, and the U.K, but it has become a part of Belize’s culture and tradition. The race entails 180 miles paddling through Belize River throughout the course of 4 days. This is no easy task and it takes months of training to get the teams ready to go.

The race began back in 1995 in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of Belize’s environment. Since then the race has only become […]

By |February 25th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Romance and Nurse Sharks

Nurse Sharks and Romance? What can be so romantic about these two? Well, a trip out to one of Belize’s most famous snorkeling and scuba diving site, The Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley, is equivalent to that first kiss. Diving or snorkeling with Nurse Sharks is an unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting to go back once again. So much so as that first kiss, a little bit awkward and scary, but as you go in for the second you start loving and reliving the moment.

The Hol Chan Marine Reserve was first established in 1987 as […]

By |February 8th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments