Explore Belize’s Wild Side in a Friendly Setting

The Belize Zoo,established in 1983 the Belize and Tropical Educational Center have seen more than1 million visitors, and a large collection of animals. The zoo sits on some 29 acres of tropical savanna and boasts an exhibit of over 150 animals.

The Belize Zoo is ideally located approximately 25 minutes drive from Belize City on the George Price Highway. The history of its existence is unique. The founder, Sharon Matola, a biologist with great passion for the wildlife, was the first to raise awareness of Belize’s wildlife and the need for conservation. Since its existence the focus dwells upon the health […]

COPA’s New Flight to Belize

COPA’S New Flight to Belize
Compañía Panameña de Aviación, S.A., better known as COPA has recently announced flights to Belize from Hub de Las Americas Panama City, Panama. Starting December 8th, 2015 two weekly flights will be offered to Belize from Panama City. On July 29, 2015 a press conference was held at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel where it was announced that Flight CM 281 will leave Belize City Tuesdays and Fridays at 2:17 p.m to arrive at Hub de las Americas at the Tocumen International Airport in Panama City at 5:34 p.m. The return flight, CM 280, […]

Placencia Lobster Festival 2015

Placencia Lobster Festival 2015

Lobster Lobster and then some… beach party and fun-filled beach activities – this is what the Placencia Lobster Festival is all about!

Placencia a tranquil and heartwarming village where the locals are friendly and it is easy to feel right at home. Located in Southern Belize nothing is more blissful than enjoying a beer with friends or family on the beautiful beaches on the Placencia Peninsula.

This year Placencia gears up for its annual Lobster Fest. The party commences June 19 and ends on June 21, three days long […]

By |May 18th, 2015|Belize, Blog|0 Comments

Experience the unforgettable| Experience Belize!

Experience the unforgettable| Experience Belize!

Experience Belize, the only English speaking country in Central America offering a unique combination of richly rewarding experiences. Belize is certainly unlike any destination. Why? Well, let’s just say you are free to discover and experience it all…

Scuba dive and or snorkel with exotic sea-life along the Western Hemisphere’s largest barrier reef. Witness the remarkable underwater life in warm Caribbean waters. Dive into the mysteryof the Great Blue Hole and experience diving with countless exotic sea creatures.

Escape to one of the many tropical islands in Belize surrounded by pristine turquoise waters. Take time to explore three […]

By |April 28th, 2015|Belize, Blog|0 Comments

Experience Cultural Capital, Dangriga Town, Belize

“Buiti Binafi” (Good Morning) is what you would hear when entering a Garifuna Restaurant, hotel, guesthouse or one of the many local stores in the beautiful town of Dangriga. The rich cultural history and friendly locals makes Dangriga town a must visit. Dangriga is located in southeast coast of Belize and is approximately 2.5 miles off the Caribbean coast.

The Garifuna people, Garinagu hold a strong spiritual tie to Dangriga as it is one of the first dwelling places of their ancestry. The Garinagu are a mixture of Amerindians and African decent. The people today, continue to practice their culture via their […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Belize, Blog, Travel Belize|0 Comments

The Perfect Caribbean escape | Belize Snorkeling At Laughing Bird Caye National Park

The boat ride out to Laughing Bird Caye was not only short-lived but also it was fun as we sped past a number of the inner cayes. We departed from Placencia village and took a boat ride out to the island for our Belize snorkeling trip. I knew I was not only visiting an island but a protected one. I have visited other cayes in Belize such as the popular San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and the laid-back Caye Caulker but I had never visited an island that is also a National Park and a World Heritage Site, protected for its […]

Thanksgiving Belize: An Autumn Holiday Twist

In America as fall sets in the cool air drifts by and the beautiful colors of autumn are everywhere. Two of the best holidays are right around the corner: Halloween and Thanksgiving. Fortunately, both holidays are celebrated extensively in the warm, tropical, Caribbean country of Belize. Thanksgiving is about being with the ones we love, feasting on an abundance of food and maybe just a bit too much, and giving thanks for all the blessings we have received. Thanksgiving Belize puts a twist to the traditional feast.

In addition, to celebrating a traditional Turkey day, Belize also gives thanks to the […]

Splash Dive Center: Combating the Belize Lionfish Invasion

The word is that the beautiful but uninvited lionfish have invaded our natural Caribbean waters in Belize. How did this invasion start?  It seems that they were released or escaped from aquariums and have spread exponentially from there. Lionfish are native to the Indo-Pacific and are in balance with the ecosystems in that area.  In the Caribbean they are voracious predators of marine life but are not on the food chain for any of our Caribbean fish. Lionfish can easily be identified by their red-and white zebra stripes, with feathery pectoral fins.


  Lionfish are members of the scorpionfish/Scorpaenidae family and subfamily […]

Belize Garifuna: Celebrating Placencias culture


Belize is rich with culture! This small Caribbean country is not only blessed with natural beauty but also with vibrant, colorful, authentic cultures. Each year in the month of November, Placencia celebrates Belize Garifuna’s culture, history, and pride.
Garifuna Settlement Day, is a national public and bank holiday in Belize founded by the known Belizean social activist, Thomas Vincent Ramos. Thomas Ramos established November 19 as Garifuna Settlement Day to commemorate the culture and history of the Garifuna.

The Garifuna or Garinagu, as the people are properly called, are descendant of Carib Indians and West Africans. They sought new homes on […]

Belize: Safe, Fun and Dive Friendly

Have you ever wanted to travel to a tropical paradise but had so many questions about the destination you are heading to?

Let Splash Dive Center, take care of you! Splash Dive Center is located in Placencia in beautiful southern Belize.  The focus at Splash is friendly high quality service for all of our customers.

Placencia is known to be the most laid-back, tranquil environment in Belize, located just a scenic boat ride away from many of Belize’s well-known marine reserves such as: Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes, South Water Caye, Glover’s Reef, Turneffe Atoll and Belize’s Barrier Reef. Enjoy great Belize diving!

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