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

Placencia’s Sidewalk Art & Music Festival

Placencia’s Sidewalk Art & Music Festival
It is that time of year once more where Belize’s peninsula becomes  adorned with the most creative and intuitive artists to hit the smallest main street in the world. On February 13th  and 14th  witness and share in the uniqueness of a multi-cultural historic village.  Certainly the music, the colors, and the aroma coming from the booths along the sidewalk will capture your attention. The Sidewalk Art Festivals calls on artists, poets, painters, artisans, jewelers, chefs, grill masters to come together and display their talent.

Placencia’s Sidewalk Art & Music Festival  began in 2003 and since […]

By |January 28th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Planning a Family Vacation?

Belize: Escape, Relax, be Wild
Welcome 2016; I am ready to go are you? The scent of the New Year – everyone starts talking about their New Years resolution and the best diet and exercise plan to lose that holiday weight gain. This New Year I will certainly not be talking about any of the above topics. This New Year I will start planning my family vacation.

Worried about traveling with your family? Don’t limit yourself! There is so much one can do as a family in Belize. Below are top 5 family activities you can do aim Belize: land, air and […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments