Placencia Inner Reef Dive Trips to the Belize Barrier reef system
Laughing Bird Caye is the most popular inner reef dive destination on the Belize barrier reef and has some of the most spectacular, and diverse sites in Southern Belize and the Western Caribbean. Lauging Bird Caye is a National Marine Park, World Heritage Site and has an abundance and variety of coral habitats and marine life for scuba divers to explore either on fun dive day trips or as part of a resort scuba diving package.
We dive the best scuba diving sites on the Southern Belize Barrier reef system
Critters include spotted drums, huge lobsters, cleaner shrimp, arrow crabs, groupers, snapper, barracuda, occasional southern rays and more varieties of reef fish than you can count.
There are many scuba dive and snorkelling sites in this marine park including Coral Garden, Laughing Bird Drop Off, Laughing Bird North, Laughing Bird South and a small wreck. Another interesting inner reef dive site is Long Coco Split near Mosquito Caye which offers similar attractions at a greater depth.
These are fun dives suitable for beginner to advanced divers with depths ranging from 30 to 80 feet/9-24mt.
One of the Splash Dive Center boats leaves Placencia almost every day at 9:00 am for the 30 to 40 minute ride to paradise. Laughing Bird Caye is 11 nautical miles east of Placencia.
Enjoy a Belize style picnic lunch or a barbecue and relax on the beach after the first dive. You’ll arrive back in Placencia at 3:00 pm after the second dive.